WELS World Mission work in Asia is subdivided into two different mission teams: the Asia missions team and the East Asia missions team. Each team is made up of missionaries and a stateside administrative committee appointed by the Board for World Missions to help facilitate this work in Asia.

Support mission work in Asia. Your gift will support theological education, church planting, new outreach initiatives, and other general mission expenses. Select any of the Asia special projects funds (for a more general gift) or a specific country you’d like to support from the drop-down menu.


East Asia

Other Mission Partners

WELS Missions also partners with sister synods and independent churches in fellowship with WELS throughout Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. This partnership and support can come in the form of financial assistance, theological training or continuing education through the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI), visits and assistance from other World Missions representatives or missionaries, as well as the sharing of outreach ideas. A church in South Korea and another Lutheran synod in India are directly connected with our partners in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). Visit the ELS world outreach page to learn more about that work.

Many of these mission partners are a part of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC), a worldwide fellowship of confessional Lutherans. To learn more about the CELC and these mission partners, visit


Browse through and share pictures of Asia taken by WELS missionaries and national workers.