Celebrating Black History Month
Why the Pacific southwest District?
Untold thousands are still in darkness, lost like “sheep that have gone astray”. But this is exactly the mission our Lord has created His Church for – reaching the lost for Jesus’ sake in as many ways as necessary. This is the purpose for which our 300 churches and 150 schools were founded in their many contexts. And “the fields are ripe for the harvest” right now!
Among the many worthwhile opportunities available to support God’s mission here and throughout the world, consider a gift to the Pacific Southwest District as an individual or congregation.
Your gifts enable us to continue and expand our shared work together, fulfilling the PSD mission of effectively resourcing congregations and schools for transforming lives and making the Great Commission REAL!
WhO is the PSD?
The Pacific Southwest District is comprised of 300 congregations and 150 Lutheran Schools in Southern California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. It is one of 35 Districts within the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. With an office on the campus of Concordia University in Irvine, CA, the District Staff seeks to “effectively resource congregations and schools for transforming lives and making the Great Commission REAL!”
Our School Ministries' purpose is to be connected in Christ and connected with each other by building and maintaining God-focused relationships. We currently have over 17,600 students enrolled in 93 early childhood centers, 42 elementary schools and 8 high schools, served by nearly 2,000 full-time educators.
By God's grace and through this blessed partnership of HCC, ELCLS and HCO, we are currently involved in the following projects:
Home to Orphans: currently 68 kids with another home under construction.
African Radio Ministries: Lutheran worship programs are broadcast in 7 dialects.
Nancy Fayia Medical Clinic brings accessible quality healthcare to traditional settings. Glory to God!!
Farm for Sustainability: 100 acres of the 400 acre farm is cultivated for rice, pineapple, avocado, pigs, bees and more.
Lutheran Education: HCC operates 2 schools serving 900 students but we assist with tuition assistance with 18 Lutheran schools throughout Liberia.
Dorcas Women's Microloans: served 800 loans to women in 105 ELCLS congregations throughout Liberia.
Hand Pump Water Wells: 8 villages have access to clean water through hand pumps that were received by the churches in remote villages.
Mission India Partnership
Our Vision: India transformed by the love of Christ.
What can the 300+ churches in the Pacific Southwest District accomplish when we work together to advance the message and mission of Jesus Christ? This partnership between the PSD and Mission India will provide 100,000 people the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ in the nation with the most unreached people: India.
With help from you and your church, 40 Church Planters, 100 Adult Literacy Class teachers, and 150 Year-Long Children's Bible Club leaders will be equipped to reach over 33,000+ people in India with the Gospel! By equipping these Church Planters, teachers, and leaders, we anticipate 100,000 people hearing the Gospel for the first time and 727 new worshipping groups being planted!