Missions in Texas: Many Languages

Thirty-five different languages are spoken by Texas District congregation members. More than fifteen are used in worship services. This vast outreach is made possible through your mission support. In 2016, a total of $304,680 is being given to support Hispanic missions, and a total of $182,800 has been allocated to support outreach to African, Asian and Deaf communities around the state.

 

HISPANIC MISSIONS

Missional Worker Training, Brownsville, Mercedes and Rio Grande Valley

Missional Worker Training is a network formed to train workers for greater outreach. Dozens of adults, young people and their families are being trained for outreach throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Partnering with the Rio Grande Mission Action Council (RioMAC), significant community ministry projects are helping to share the Gospel in creative ways.

Missionaries: Rev. Steve Morfitt and Rev. Ed Weber
Website: http://www.missionalworker.org/
Interested in helping? Contact: stevmorf@aol.com
Interested in a mission servant event? Contact: eweber10@aol.com

 

Cristo El Salvador, Del Rio

Under the leadership of Rev. Gary Martin, several new mission outreach centers are growing in the Del Rio/Acuña border area.

Missionary: Rev. Gary Martin
Interested in helping? Contact: pastorgmartin@yahoo.com

 

Our Redeemer, Irving and the T2C2 Network

Rev. Eloy Gonzalez, Vicar Chris Holder, Rev. Juan Zamora and their team are working to expand outreach in the Irving and Dallas area. Creative outreach and partnerships are growing as new workers are being raised up and trained.

Missionaries: Rev. Eloy Gonzelez, Rev. Juan Zamora, Deaconness Alma Zamora, Vicar Chris Holder
Interested in helping? Contact: cholder@hcdallas.org

 

Abundant Grace, San Antonio

A vibrant child care ministry is now reaching many families in the community. Pastor Pena and his team continue to bring the Gospel to many in a vibrant way.

Missionary: Rev. Arturo Pena
Interested in helping? Contact: arturopena1@sbcglobal.net

 

ASIAN MISSIONS

Lutheran Student Center of All Nations, Arlington

This mission outreach of LINC North Texas and partner congregations is reaching students at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Missionary: Deacon Sabir Bashir
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lutheran-Student-Center/115561908472974?fref=ts
Interested in helping? Contact: empowered4him@sbcglobal.net

 

International Student Ministry, Austin

This dynamic ministry is reaching hundreds of families through English as a Second Language programs and a variety of outreach gatherings.

Missionaries: Rev. Richard and Marcia Mittwede
Website: http://ulcaustin.com/ism/
Interested in helping? Contact: rmittwede@swbell.net, marcia@ulcaustin.com

 

Disciples of the Way, Texas

This church planting network has launched a number of new ministries aimed at reaching Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Network contact: Rev. Karim Baidaoui
Network website: http://www.disciplesoftheway.org/
Interested in helping? Contact: office@disciplesoftheway.org

 

Hilltop Church, Houston

Hilltop Church, a Korean congregation meeting at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Austin, is working to reach English speaking second and third generation Koreans.

Missionary: Rev. Seungwoong Ok
Website: http://www.hilltophouston.org/
Interested in helping? Contact: seungwoong@gmail.com

 

Telugu Ministry of Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston

Rev. Sagar Pilli is helping to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through this Telugu speaking Eastern Indian ministry based out of Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston.

Missionary: Rev. Sagar Pilli
Website: http://www.mlchouston.org/missions/telugu
Interested in helping? Contact: redpastor@aol.com

 

The Apostolic Antiochian Church, Hurst

Reaching Middle Eastern, Arabic speaking families and individuals, this vibrant faith community is sharing the Gospel in creative and meaningful ways.

Missionary: Rev. Dr. Abjar Bakhou
Interested in helping? Contact: frabjar72@yahoo.com

 

Our Savior Church of All Nations, Garland

Irfan Wilson is excited and thankful for this opportunity to reach out to the growing Asian community in and around Garland in the language of their own hearts (Urdu).

Missionary: Irfan Wilson Mahmoud
Website: http://www.disciplesoftheway.org/
Interested in helping? Contact: irfanwilson@yahoo.com

 

Korean Ministry, Disciples of the Way, Flower Mound

Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Choi are trying to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to 100,000 Koreans in the North Dallas area.

Missionaries: Rev. Isaac and Angela Choi
Website: http://www.disciplesoftheway.org/
Interested in Helping? Contact: office@disciplesoftheway.org

International Church, Disciples of the Way, Watauga

This creative outreach is establishing itself as a center of mission in the Dallas area.

 

DEAF MISSIONS

Deaf Youth Ministry of Texas, Austin

This dynamic outreach brings the Good News of Christ to hundreds of young people from the Texas School for the deaf.

Missionary: Rev. Mark Seeger
Website: https://www.facebook.com/deafyouthministrytexas?fref=ts
Interested in helping? Contact: MarkDYMT@aol.com