Global Mission Partners Congregational Resources

Explore accompaniment as the “why” and “how” of mission and learn methods of application in various ministry areas, including cross-cultural relationships, migration and immigration, cross-generational ministry, interfaith dialogue, worship that includes global music and stories, peace and non-violence and short-term mission trips. Become familiar with how you are in relationship

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Companion Synods

Our Southwest California Synod has “companion” relationships with two global partners – Hong Kong and El Salvador.  This means that we walk with them in their ministries.  Delegations from our synod visit them on a regular basis – recently at least once every two years.  We explore ways in which

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Refugee Stories: “I’m terrified that my son and I will be killed if we are deported”

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: “They killed my brother less than a year after he was deported”

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: “I was terrified but I knew I had to save my children’s lives”

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: “He shot and killed my mother in front of all of us”

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: Jose’s Story

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: Jasmine’s Story

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: Lucas’ Story

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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