2021–2023 LWML Mission Grant #10

Educating Pastors in Africa

Mission Central — $100,000


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About This Mission Grant

God is calling African men to become pastors. These men of faith know the culture and how best to share God’s truth and the love of Christ in their native country. Matongo Lutheran Theological College, Kenya, East Africa, is a confessional Lutheran college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK), which is in Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). This theological college is in need of support funding. Grant funds will be used for pastoral education projects, including scholarships and seminary needs in Kenya, Togo West Africa, and Uganda, as well as general support of six missionaries — five pastors and one layman.


We praise God for the service of Rev Aadland, celebrating Holy Communion in an African refugee camp.

Approved Resolution at the LWML Convention

WHEREAS, knowing that Africa is ripe for the harvest, and that Gospel outreach is best done in the heart languages, both in those who seek to learn, and those who share His Word; and

WHEREAS, missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are serving among these African saints to educate those called, and by Christ's example in Ephesians 4:11–12, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ; and

WHEREAS, we here, in our abundance, cannot ignore the needs of African seminaries, nor the needs of our own LCMS missionaries who, in dedication and sacrifice, fulfill this call; and

WHEREAS, Mission Central will administer these mite dollars in a timely fashion upon receipt, and report to the LWML all progress associated with this grant; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the delegates of the 2021 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention scheduled for Lexington, Kentucky, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Educating Pastors in Africa.

More Mission Grant Photos

Rev and Mrs Steele at Uhuru Lutheran Cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya. Rev Steele teaches Biblical Hebrew and classes on Romans and the Psalms at Matongo Lutheran Theological College.

Mark Mantey handles the business aspect of the seminary in Uganda as project manager, developing best practices.

Beckers are ready to serve. Rev Becker plans to teach 5 classes at Matongo Lutheran Theological College. Linda will use her talents in teaching, library science, and music to the fullest.

Rev Aadland stands with God's people outside a refugee camp church.

Rev Schulte will continue to serve with joy as a theological educator at CLET Seminary in Dapaong, Togo.


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