Butler to Botswana!

BOTSWANA MINISTRY SUMMARY

 

The countries of southern Africa have a long history of a Lutheran presence. More than 150 years ago, German Lutherans moved to South Africa, forming congregations and their own synod. Germans also started mission work among the Zulu people in the eastern parts of South Africa. During apartheid, Lutheran missionaries continued to visit the townships to hold worship services, teach Bible classes and train more church workers.

Work in Botswana grew out of the South African work of our partner/sister churches in South Africa, the Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa (FELSISA) and the Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (LCSA). The LCMS began mission efforts in South Africa in 1981. Today, LCMS works together with both the LCSA and FELSISA and also with Lutheran Bible Translators and German missionaries from the Bleckmar Mission (also known as Mission of Lutheran Churches) to spread the Gospel in the countries of southern Africa, including Botswana.

 

[See the South Africa page for more information.]

In the past, LCMS World Relief and Human Care has granted funds for providing food, seeds and farming equipment to residents of Botswana during times of drought.

 

MISSIONARIES WORKING IN BOTSWANA

 

Currently, no LCMS missionaries reside in this country. To search for missionaries serving in this region in other countries, please visit missionary search database. To learn more about the LCMS global mission team, visit www.lcms.org/missionaries.

 

MISSION PROJECTS IN BOTSWANA

 

The LCMS is not currently financially supporting any mission projects in this country. To view other countries where the LCMS supports ministry or has relationships, visit www.lcms.org/international.

 

MERCY PROJECTS IN BOTSWANA

There are no current mercy projects in this country. For more information on mercy work in the LCMS, contact us at 888-THE-LCMS (888-843-5267) or infocenter@lcms.org.

 

BOTSWANA CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Partner Church:

Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

Arcadia street 790, Arcadia 0028

P.O. Box 13292, Hatfield 0028

SOUTH AFRICA

Website:http://sites.google.com/site/lutheranchurchinsouthernafrica/

 

Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa (FELSISA)

15 Greenwood Road

Prestbury (Pietermaritzburg) 3201

P.O. Box 21559, Mayors Walk, 3208

SOUTH AFRICA

Website: http://www.felsisa.org.za

 

Enhlanhleni Lutheran Theological Seminary

P.O.Box 11

3020

Pomeroy

SOUTH AFRICA

 

http://www.lcms.org/botswana

 

1102 Jill Street

Carmi, Illnois 62821

618-384-5291

Pastor Dean Spooner

Senior Pastor

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Pastor Wade Butler

Associate Pastor