This summer during the 2013 Synod Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the delegates affirmed fellowship with the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELC). Their actions mean that the LCMS is now in Altar and Pulpit fellowship with the SELC. Just after this exciting vote, several leaders of the LCMS traveled to Siberia to join the SELC in some summer camps, as well as to tour churches and meet pastors in Siberia. Traveling to Siberia were Rev. Dr. Albert Collver III, Director of Church Relations for the President Matthew C. Harrison’s office; Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill, Director of International Theological Education; and Rev. Randall Golter, Executive Director of the Office of International Mission. To learn about their trip to our partner church in Siberia, go to the Reporter’s online article.
Eurasia missionary Rev. Daniel Johnson has been building relationships with the SELC for many years now as he traveled to Siberia to help with pastoral care of SELC pastors and other matters while serving as a pastor in Iowa. In May 2012, Rev. Johnson accepted a Call to serve as the liaison between the LCMS and the SELC, as well as other Baltic areas. He also helps to create catechetical resources for pastors, offer care to the pastors of partner churches, and more.
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