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  • church members in South Sudan
  • church members in South Sudan
  • church members in South Sudan
  • truck and people unloading baggage
  • celebrating holy communion
  • at worship
  • baptism ceremony
  • new members
  • beginning of new church
  • beginning of new church
  • beginning of new church
  • beginning of new church
  • Rev. Long helping build
  • one of our congregations
  • loading donated medical supplies
  • donated medical supplies
  • a rural mission
  • training new pastors
  • training new pastors
  • a youth group singing

Being relatively new, the LCSS (Lutheran Church of South Sudan) relies on the benevolence of several Lutheran congregations for their mission, the work with refugees, and for the school in Gambela.


The latest from
Rev. Jordan Long

I safely returned to the States yesterday, August 3, 2017...

Thanks for your prayers and ministry to the Lutheran Church of South Sudan. As usual, I will be on the road sharing God's amazing grace in the LCSS. I will attend the NALC Convocation and will proceed to Sumter, SC for a week. more...


A Message from
Rev. Jordan Long

Books, Wells, Classrooms and more...

The LCSS’ Trinity Lutheran Seminary & College prepares to celebrate another exciting year of growth and academic success. Established in the Fall of 2014 more...


A Message from
Rev. Douglas Morton,
Dean of Theological Education at the LCSS' Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Appeal for books

"For over the past year I have been acquiring books for the Library at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Gambella, Ethiopia....."more...


A Message from the President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan,
Rev. Jordan Long

Latest Developments

"I safely returned to the States last week, February 26, 2017....." more...


A Message from the President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan,
Rev. Jordan Long

Graduations & Ordinations

Last week (June 25-July 1, 2016) was a remarkable and historical week for the LCSS..... more...


A Message from the President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan,
Rev. Jordan Long

June 2016 Appeal

The last two years and half have been devastating for the Lutheran Church of South Sudan and the people of South Sudan. It was a period at which the country witnessed one of the worse deadly and brutal conflict and atrocities in Africa....more...


News and Greetings!

Here is the latest! Expanding Partnership in Ministry

The Lutheran Church of South Sudan is pleased to acknowledge the expansion of relationship to Europe. On April 6-7, 2016, a mission team from Double Key Foundation in Holland visited the Lutheran Church of South Sudan and the South Sudanese refugees in Gambella. The President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan, Rev. Jordan Long, had to cut short a visit...more...


News and Greetings!

Here is the latest! Won't YOU Help?

By way of increasing reader's awareness of things happening with LCSS, here is a link to the ILT (Institue of Lutheran Theology) website's Rev. Doug Morton article, "Amid Crisis, South Sudanese Seminary Moves to the Next Level." Enjoy!


News and Greetings!

A New Appeal... Can YOU Help?


News and Greetings!

Beloved in Christ... Read all, click here!


News and Greetings!

Beloved in Christ... Read all, click here!


Trauma Workshops and Mission Trip Opportunity

Friends in Christ... Learn more, click here!


Letter from Rev. Long

Friends in Christ... more...


Establishing a Seminary

Last summer, the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS) undertook the huge task of establishing a seminary in Gamela... more...


Bearing Witness amidst Violence and Brokenness...

The continuing violence in South Sudan forced the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS) to relocate its head office to the western Ethiopian town of Gambela, and to adjust rapidly in order to minister to the 180,000 refugees sheltered in the camps. more...


Help the Lutheran Church of South Sudan Bring Consolation to Refugees, Build a Brighter Future...

Imagine fleeing your home, with just the clothes on your back. Imagine being forced to cross the border into another country because that was the only place you could be safe...more...


June-September, 2014 Report
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News__September, 2014

I (Pr. Eric Swensson) am writing on behalf of Rev. Jordan Long, his Advisory Committee, and the International Partners of the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT). We wish to thank all the generous people who gave toward the appeal we put out last spring. I am communicating with Rev. Long approximately once a week. The good news is they have organized five congregations in three United Nations refugee camps near Gambela, Ethiopia...more.

Grounded in the scripture and inspired by God’s Word, the LCSS embarks on making “Disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I (the LORD) have commanded” (Mathew 28:19-20). The LCSS engages on carrying out this great commission through vibrant evangelism; significant church planting and new church buildings; and preparing, equipping leaders and building and strengthening stewardship.

Of course, Lutheran Church of South Sudan is a church without walls. Most of its member congregations still worship in tents, huts, or open spaces. The LCSS’ leadership puts strong emphasis in building partnership with regional and international Lutheran bodies to raise funds to build the church and to equip its church leaders.

As new and emerging church, the LCSS has no adult or children’s educational materials in the indigenous languages of South Sudan. ...


Catechism Appeal!

Hello LCMC missioners! Keep praying! I want to report that in a little over two weeks we have received about a dozen donations. I am pleased to tel you that we have about $1400 for Small Catechisms expanded version. That means we are almost a third of the way towards the $5000 mark. If we could get another 20 congregations to take an offering we could be sending 933 catechisms (450 each Nuer and Dinka and 33 English).

I will also report we are convening a North American advisory board to try and form a network of mission minded congregations that will focus on ministry in South Sudan through LCSS. We will have our first Skype meeting soon and will try and set up a function for people to play a smaller definable role communicating news from the board to congregation mission committees. Please reply if you have any interest in that.

Lastly, Faith Lutheran Church in Caste Rock is making a large contribution that is not being included in the love offerings I mentioned. If any members are here I would just like to say "You guys totally rock. Totally!" — Pr. Eric Swensson

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