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WELS President Mark Schroeder shaking hands with Rev. Makisimu Musa, president of the Obadiah Lutheran Synod of Uganda

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The photo above pictures WELS President Mark Schroeder welcoming President Makisimu Musa of Obadiah Lutheran Synod of Uganda to the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry on Aug. 18. WELS declared fellowship with Obadiah Lutheran Synod of Uganda at its synod convention on Aug. 2 but Musa was not able to attend in person. Learn more in this news article from the September issue of Forward in Christ.

At its 67th biennial synod convention, WELS expanded its family of believers by declaring fellowship with Obadiah Lutheran Synod of Uganda. It also affirmed fellowship with Iglesia Cristo WELS Internacional, a new synod that was formed in 2021 through the partnership of WELS sister churches across five countries throughout Latin America.

While Makisimu Musa, president of Obadiah Lutheran Synod of Uganda, was not able to travel to Michigan to attend the synod convention, he did address the delegates via Zoom from Zambia, where he was meeting with members of WELS’ One Africa Team. “To all of you, I express thanks on behalf of my church body,” Musa said to the delegates in his address. “May the Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ, graciously bless this new fellowship to be fruitful for church ministry in Uganda and the world over.”
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Rev. Makisimu Musa and his wife, Mary, with son Nathanael at the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry
Pictured: Makisimu Musa with his wife, Mary, and son, Nathanael Evan. Pastor Musa addressed those at the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry on Aug. 18.

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