Saint Mary’s Lutheran Church in Tomsk

While waiting in the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, I had the opportunity to watch a video titled, “The Other Half of the Truth.” The video describes how the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELC), a partner church of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, has a Life Together while she engages in acts of Witness and Mercy among the people of Siberia. Bishop Lytkin noted that while the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church is a small church, her parishes cover perhaps the largest territory in the world. If you are interested in seeing how a partner church works on a day to day basis, this video is well worth your time.

The video is noteworthy both for the story it tells and for its production quality. It also prominently features LCMS Missionary, Rev. Alan Ludwig, who works in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia. You can read about Rev. Alan Ludwig’s work in Siberia on his blog. You can support Rev. Alan Ludwig’s work by clicking here.

— Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver, Director of Church Relations