Dan & Claire
Dan and Claire are learning Chadian Arabic, preparing to transition in the fall of 2023 to life and ministry in a community of Fulbe people. They will live in community, sharing the love of Christ and the truth of the gospel through their relationships and through medical ministry. They have been serving with LBIM since 2021.
Daniel & Nancy
Daniel and Nancy are partner missionaries, called and sent to the LBIM field in Chad by the Chinese Lutheran Brethren Church of Taiwan. They are living and ministering among the Bilala people group of Chad, sharing their lives and the gospel through their relationships with their neighbors. They have been serving with LBIM since 2021.
Matt & Christina
Matt and Christina are learning Chadian Arabic, preparing to transition to life and ministry among the Bagirmi people in the spring of 2024. They will be ministering the gospel through relational evangelism and through providing support to other field ministries in the areas of solar installation and construction assistance. They have been serving with LBIM since 2020.
David & Sonja
David and Sonja serve as missionaries among the Fulbe people of Chad. They are sharing the Word of God and the love of Christ through relational and medical ministry. They have been serving with LBIM since 2016.
Jeremy & Sallee
Jeremy and Sallee serve as administrators of the Lutheran Welcome Center, a guest house and conference facility designed to provide a place of rest, renewal and gathering for missionaries in Chad. They have been serving with LBIM since 2015.
Nathanael & Carrie
Nathanael and Carrie serve as missionaries among the Bagirmi people of Chad. They are relationally sharing the gospel through Bible translation, school ministry, and agricultural development. They have been serving with LBIM since 2012.
Paul & Teresa
Paul and Teresa serve in a missionary training ministry where they partner with Chadian missionary candidates, preparing these families to work alongside LBIM missionaries among unreached Muslim people groups in Chad. They have been serving with LBIM since 1997.
Paul & Alexa Fraser
Paul and Alexa Fraser were commissioned in June of 2023 as LBIM’s newest missionaries to Japan. They will be deploying to Japan in August, and will initially focus their energies on learning the Japanese language and integrating into their new cultural context. They are preparing for a ministry alongside an existing national Lutheran Brethren Church that will focus on community outreach and evangelism in the city of Sendai.
Dean & Linda
Dean and Linda live in Ishinomaki, a seaport town in Northern Japan, where much destruction occurred in the “Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami.” House of Hope opened in 2015 as a Christian community center. A Japanese pastor has joined their team as a full-time outreach pastor in April 2022. With that, they are excited to become an official neighborhood church this year! Dean and Linda have been serving with LBIM since 1989.
Ben & Sara
Ben and Sara live in Taichung City, where they are partnering with Taichung Victory Church in a focused outreach ministry to the community and among the college students at the local Feng Chia university. They have been serving with LBIM since 2018.
Ethan & Sandy
Ethan and Sandy live in Hsinchu and are serving the mission through multiple ministries including missiological research, teaching at a local seminary, and relationally sharing the gospel with their neighbors through daily interaction, hiking, camping, English teaching, and Bible studies. They have been serving with LBIM since 1990.
Michael & Delores
Michael and Delores will be retiring this September after 35 years of missionary service in Taiwan. While there, they served alongside national churches and individuals, focusing on an outreach to the Hakka people of Taiwan. Writing and performing traditional Hakka music and poetry with a gospel message was an integral part of their outreach. They have been serving with LBIM since 1987.