Global Ministries

Your gift to "South Sudan: A New Church for a New Nation" supports the emerging Lutheran church in this new nation to build two centers to train leaders for outreach, as a priority of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.

ELCA Global Church Sponsorship

Your gift will support ELCA global missionaries, scholars and ministries where needed most, including support for an emerging Lutheran church in the new country of South Sudan. For more detailed information about any of these giving opportunities, please call 800-638-3522, ext. 2820, or contact

Mawien Ariik

Mawien Ariik

Mawien Ariik serves as an evangelist for witness, outreach and proclamation in the emerging Lutheran church in the new nation of South Sudan.

Wal Reat

Wal Reat

Wal Reat serves among South Sudanese refugees in several refugee camps in South Sudan and countries bordering South Sudan.

Lutheran Ministry Center and Clinic South Sudan

Lutheran Community Center and Clinic South Sudan

In November of 2016, we broke ground on a Lutheran center and clinic in Juba, in an area that lacks basic health and education services. To date, we've raised nearly half of the funds needed. The center will be a place for the community to find hope by providing classes, including computer training, and a health clinic – which will be the country’s first and only place for fistula surgery for women and girls.

Donation Information

Other ways to give

By mail

Include ELCA Global Church Sponsorship in the memo line. Give through your congregation or synod, or mail to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

By phone

Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. The ELCA’s tax identification number is 41-1568278.