Missions Abroad

Good Shepherd sponsors the following missions abroad:

Through our membership in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA, Good Shepherd members share a companion relationship with people who are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hungary. Through this relationship, synod members have an opportunity to expand their horizons to learn, grow and pray with and for our Siblings in Christ in Hungary. Good Shepherd also supports Young Adults in Global Mission serving in Hungary. Read more about this relationship here. http://www.neiasynod.org/ministries/companion-synod-hungary/  

Below is the February 2021 letter from Zach Courter, ELCA Missionary – YAGM Central Europe Country Coordinator.    

From: Zachary Courter <Zachary.Courter@elca.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Greetings from your Missionaries!
To: Zachary Courter <Zachary.Courter@elca.org>
Cc: Rachel Eskesen <Rachel.Eskesen@elca.org>

Greetings Friends and Supporters,

Attached you find the most recent missionary update from our family as it relates to our service in Central Europe. This year has begun with big changes for our ministry, as the YAGM program has again canceled placements for the upcoming service year. What does this mean for us, your missionaries who serve in Central Europe? I invite you to open up our newsletter to find out more.

As always, we thank you for your support of our ministry, and we ask that you keep us in your prayers as this new year continues to unfold. And of course—feel free to be in touch!

Warm Lenten greetings,
Pastor Zach
Zachary Courter
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ELCA Missionary – YAGM Central Europe Country Coordinator
+36 20/375 7284


Members also share in a companion relationship with Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia. http://www.neiasynod.org/ministries/companion-synod-namibia/

Good Shepherd also supports Mary Beth and Bayo Oyebade and their ministry in Jos, Nigeria through the Mashiah Foundation.    http://mashiahfoundation.org/