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/  

This link is an update from our Young Adults in Global Mission in Hungary.  Their November 2019 newsletter is here:  Rachel & Zach Ministry Update November 2019

Below is a copy of the letter they wrote accompanying their newsletter:

Greetings friends and colleagues of the Upper Iowa River Conference!
Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We are delighted to share with you our latest update from our ministry here in Central Europe. Attached to this email you will also find our November 2019 newsletter!  We encourage you to pass it on, print it and post so that your congregations might hear more of our ministry together.  
Advent is on its way, and we are excited for the season! This coming weekend we will have a bilingual congregational retreat with City Park Lutheran and Fasor Lutheran Church. The first week of December, we will bring the Young Adults in Global Mission together for their Advent Retreat. 
One last note- Applications for the 2020-2021 YAGM year are now open! If you know someone in your congregations who could be interested in serving in Young Adults in Global Mission please refer them to the YAGM page on the ELCA website for more information and how to apply! 
God’s peace to you all! 
Pr. Rachel, Pr. Zach & Dorothy
The Reverend Rachel Eskesen
ELCA GM Missionary: Pastor & YAGM Country Coordinator
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers (What’s this?
Mobile: +36 20/394 7098 
Facebook: @YAGMCentralEurope

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.
Video sent in January 2019 from the Mashiah Foundation: