Project Description: Each LCMS mission designated area of Africa – East Africa, Anglophone
West Africa, Francophone West Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa – encompasses an
area almost half the size of the lower 48 states of the United States. The context of Africa
makes project planning through the budget process a challenge as situations change rapidly.
Along with that, African cultures have a tendency to focus on a strong past and present and
a weak future. Funded Mission Relationship Development Projects allow LCMS Area
Facilitators to react rapidly to change, needs and opportunity through mission partner
church bodies when in accord with mission objectives and outcomes. Support often helps
churches in these areas become more self-sufficient and self-sustaining.