Lutheran Brethren International Mission is privileged to serve in Chad, Japan, and Taiwan. In each of these countries we work together with the national church to evangelize, make disciples, plant churches and minister to the physical needs of the people groups in which we serve.

Why We Are Unique

Lutheran Brethren International Mission works within the 10/40 Window—a rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is home to the majority of the world’s unreached people groups—an estimated 3.1 billion people living in approximately 5,992 people groups who have no valid opportunity to respond to the Gospel. Due to environmental, political, and economic challenges these people groups are largely ignored by the majority of the world’s cross cultural mission organizations. LBIM’s mission focus is concentrated in this 10/40 window, intentionally going to people and places most isolated from gospel access.

What we do

Our mission is to glorify God as we make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the world with a present emphasis in Chad, Japan and Taiwan, resulting in congregations with a like vision and purpose.


Mobilize in Mission

LBIM facilitates the congregations of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren in their call to fulfill the Great Commission.

Send Missionaries

LBIM recruits, trains, and equips missionaries who proclaim the gospel in some of the hardest to reach places on earth.

Make Disciples

LBIM seeks to plant Biblically grounded churches that are in turn reaching their neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Support Partners

LBIM has planted Church bodies in Cameroon, Chad, Japan, and Taiwan. We now partner with these sister denominations in mission to unreached peoples.


Literacy Work

LBIM has translated the full Bible into the heart language of seven people groups, and the New Testament into an additional four.

Holistic Ministry

LBIM seeks to love God and our neighbors by providing clean water, famine relief, community development, and education to those in need.

Making Disciples for Christ

Jesus mentions proselytism only once, and it’s not nice. In Matthew 23:15 (ESV), he says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child...

Redeeming Eid al-Adha

Some of my fondest memories of community life in the Muslim village in Chad that my family lived in for nearly ten years revolve around the holidays—not only Christian holidays, but also Muslim ones. Perhaps the most popular Muslim holiday of the year is Eid al-Adha...

Going to the Brokenness

We hear in the Great Commission a call to go. What does it mean to go? Before Jesus ascends into heaven, he gives this charge to his disciples, to his followers. Why should they go? Because he wants to use his followers to bring all people into relationship with him....

The Mighty Hand of the Lord

A friend lamented from across the ocean, “I just wish there was more we could do,” as I finished updating her on Matt’s condition. It was Fall of 2020, and Matt was continuing to recover from a spinal cord injury he incurred during a motorcycle accident, while...

Offended and Forgiving?

In May 1978, I walked into a prison in Africa to speak with the nine men who were suspected of murdering my parents. After 34 years of faithful service to God, my missionary parents had been brutally murdered 10 days earlier near their home in Yagoua, Cameroon.  I...

Our Latest Work

In November 2018, Gethsémané de Meube School opened in a one-room grass hut with over 50 kids enrolled in first grade. The children are not only learning the basic skills of reading, writing and math, but also the love of God through the story of Jesus Christ. In November 2019, a second grade was added. The vision of LBIM is to add a grade, teacher, and classroom each year until Gethsémané de Meube is a complete elementary school offering grades one through six.

We are excited to share this Glimpse Project video series with you. We trust you will be blessed by them as you view them, and that you will better see the fields are ripe for harvest.


Our missionaries come from a variety of different backgrounds. We have former engineers, nurses, school teachers, and truck drivers. God is using their unique gifts and life experiences to reach the lost with the good news of His Son Jesus Christ.

Is God Calling You to

LBIM is looking for people to go as missionaries to proclaim the Gospel among the unreached people of Africa and Asia. If you feel God might be calling you to mission work among the unreached, please contact us.