Jesus died for the sins of the whole world (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 2:2). For this reason Jesus sent his disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19). Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church takes this command of Jesus seriously. In addition to faithfully preaching the Gospel that Jesus won free forgiveness through his death and resurrection every week here in Ottumwa, we also support missions throughout Iowa, the United States, and the world. Check out missions we support and learn how you too can support the proclamation of the Gospel to the nations!
Sunday School Missions
Our Sunday School will collect offerings during the 2017-18 school year for "Juan 3:16," a Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) children's mission that provide's "Child's Garden of Bible Stories" translated into Spanish for Spanish missions. Every $5 our children give will provide one book to children hungry for the Gospel!
LWML of Trinity
The Lutheran Women's Mission League of Trinity strives to support missions both at home and abroad. Check out what missions our LWML chapter supports!
Trinity's LWML adopted a seminary Student from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. They also are raising money through midweek suppers during Lent to support various missions.
Missions of the LCMS
Our Synod has been active in missions around the world since 1851. Visit this site to learn more about missions in our Synod.
Missionaries Supported by Trinity Lutheran
The offering collected for Pastor Preus' ordination at Trinity on July 12, 2015 went to support his brother, Missionary to the Dominican Republic Rev. David Preus, his wife Jennifer and family. To learn more about Missionary Preus' ministry click here.
LHF has published the catechism in more than 70 languages, and many more translations have been requested. In the past decade, LHF has published and distributed more than 700 titles/editions and 3 million Lutheran books to pastors, seminary students, missionaries and churches – all at no cost to them. Learn more.
Learn about Lutheran missions in Africa and how you can help support the Gospel there! You can also visit their Facebook page!
Support a Mission!
While the whole Christian Church and individual Christians pray together for a bountiful harvest for our Lord, individuals can financially support missions themselves. The LC-MS website provides a Mission Project Catalog, with information about different missions and projects and the opportunity to support a mission you choose. Please click here to learn about different missions and support one or more as you are able.
Support a Missionary!
Rev. Roy and Eliza Askins serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Hong Kong. Click here to learn more!
Have you ever considered supporting a mission out of your own tithe? Missionaries around the world depend on the support of individual Christians as well as congregations.
Here are some missionaries you might consider supporting.
You can give onetime gifts or include a missionary to your monthly giving. Donors receive updates and newsletters from the missionaries in the field, which is a great opportunity to learn about the Christian Church in other parts of the world.
Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in South Asia. Click here to learn more!
Rev. Brian and Amanda Gauthier serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Panama. Click here to learn more!