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.

For God’s Glory

On April 26, Linda Bengtson, Lutheran Brethren International Mission missionary in Japan, changed her profile picture on her Facebook page to feature the following statement: “Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.” Two days later, her husband Dean suffered a major...

Caring During COVID-19

Covid-19 caused Victory Lutheran Brethren Church of Hsinchu, Taiwan to temporarily close the building. Victory Hakka Fellowship decided to find a way to continue to meet. It was simple, and it was certainly not traditional, but we offered people the opportunity to be...

Go for the Nations

We first met new LBIM Director Dan Venberg in person in 2017—at the emergency room. Nancy was being treated for pre-term labor. Dan encouraged us. He shared about his life as a missionary kid, and how God led his family to the mission field. We knew then in our...

Prayerfully Optimistic

On July 31, Matt Smith and a friend, wanting to take a break from French language study, decided to rent motorcycles for a ride into the mountains around Albertville, France. Both were experienced riding cycles, so they embarked on a day enjoying the beautiful scenery...

Taiwan: Dreaming of Chad

A government official wearing a flowing jellabiya, a long tunic common in Chad, greeted us with these words, “Thank you for coming to visit our country, to see it with your own eyes. A Chadian proverb tells us that what is close to the eyes is close to the heart.” His...

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.