The New Lutheran Church Missouri Synod prepared 20 new missionaries along with their 40 spouses and children for service in 13 countries around the world on July 2 in St. Louis, Missouri.


Rev. Dr. Thomas Aadland of Rosemount and his wife Mary attended the two-week-long orientation in preparation of their service in Kenya. Aadland will teach for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya at its theological seminary in Matongo.


Aadland and his wife joined a global mission team of nearly 130 other missionaries in a jubilant “sending service” at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.