June Mission Offering: Pastor David Brondos ELCA Missionary in Mexico

After serving in a variety of capacities as a missionary in Mexico from 1984 to 1995, the Rev. Dr. David Brondos has been teaching theology and biblical studies since 1996 at the Theological Community of Mexico, an ecumenical consortium of Protestant seminaries in Mexico City that includes Augsburg Lutheran Seminary. The students include women and men from many different Christian traditions and socio-economic backgrounds. Most are not only preparing for pastoral ministry but are already heavily engaged and experienced in ministry in various ways. That experience enables them to remain grounded in social reality and the practical concerns of ministry as they explore how to communicate the gospel and interpret Scripture in ways that can touch and transform lives and communities.

David has also served as Coordinator of the Lutheran Seminary’s online course program since it began in 2011. Designed for Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike, this program reaches students from many different contexts throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S., and Spain.

David especially enjoys the opportunity to teach a wide variety of subjects rather than being restricted to a particular area or discipline. Thus, for example, in addition to teaching courses in both the Old and New Testaments, systematic theology, and Lutheran history and thought, he has also taught practical courses in areas such as liturgy, worship, homiletics (preaching), and mission and ministry. Alicia is a retired  primary school teacher. Since her retirement she has also taken classes at the Theological Community and offered courses in English to the students there.

Our annual Global Mission commitment to the ministry of David is $1500. Any contributions exceeding $1500 during June will be designated to the ELCA COVID-19 Response Fund.

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