One of the missionaries we sponsor is Susan Smith in the Central African Republic (CAR). Please follow her ministry on her blog at http://susan-car.blogspot.com/.
Central African Republic
Our companion synod is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central Africa Republic (EELRCA) which has about 60,000 members, a Bible school, and seminary. Even thought the majority of the nation’s population is Christian, the church struggles to minister to its people by providing educational and medical services that are not provided by the government. The EELRCA is a growing church, in spite of the difficulties.
The Central African Republic, a land-locked country in the middle of Africa, is one of the poorest countries on the continent. This country, about the size of the state of Texas, has a per capita income of about $250 per year. Poor government over he years has devastated the economy and lead to the breakdown of the country’s infrastructure, including roads, schools, hospitals, electricity, telephone, and transportation. Our Synod is involved in a number of ways:
Additional information is available here.
The three ARROWS remind us that we are “sent” by Jesus into our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and everyday lives to represent Him for the sake of the world.
Jesus tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
We encourage one another to reach out to others by investing in their lives and inviting them to Christ and his church.