Throughout January, the LCMS focuses on international mission. In the 121 years since the LCMS sents its first missionaries abroad to India, the church has been involved in international mission. The primary goal of LCMS international mission work is to proclaim the Gospel to a lost and fallen world, says the Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations and Regional Operations for the Office of International Mission. Learn more LCMS international mission at