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A Report on Global Missions

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Bishop Ginny Aebischer presented this report about the ELCA’s Global Mission Partnerships. It specifically discusses the South Carolina Synod’s companion church relationships with three other churches around the world.

The video commences with an intriguing introduction to the unique concept of Global Mission Partnerships. These partnerships are not just connections, but profound bonds between Lutheran Churches worldwide. They are deeply rooted in accompaniment, promoting values of mutuality, inclusivity, vulnerability, empowerment, and sustainability. The South Carolina Synod has three such extraordinary companion church relationships: with the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church, the South Western Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Colombia.

The Bishop then delves into the active engagement of the South Carolina team in the companion church relationships. For instance, a dedicated synod team from South Carolina journeyed to Tanzania in July of 2023 to lend a helping hand in the opening of a new clinic. In August of 2024, three pastors from South Carolina will embark on a journey to Colombia to actively participate in a women’s retreat, demonstrating the depth of their involvement.

Anyone interested in learning more about the companion church relationships or getting involved is invited to contact the coordinators or the Synod Office.

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