5 Minutes with a Missionary

5 MInutes with a Missionary“5 Minutes with a Missionary” is the podcast of LCMS International Mission. It’s a window into missionary life. As our missionaries talk about their experiences, savor the uniqueness of the places in which God has called them to serve — while finding common ground with your own role and service. Each episode features an unfiltered take on life abroad for the sake of the Gospel in the time it takes to pick up your drive-thru order or empty the dishwasher. It’s fun. It’s personal. It’s real. And it’s always an adventure.

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5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep7. The language of the heart | Rev. Walterson Siewert

Rev. Walterson Siewert (Peru) shares the importance of kisses, yerba mate, and language when connecting with people in Peru.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep6. Laughing in another language | Hayden Rensner

Hayden Rensner (Czech Republic) shares her experience of hearing a hilarious story without understanding any of the words spoken.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep5. A piece of cake | Rev. Steven Mahlburg

Rev. Steven Mahlburg (Sri Lanka) being the guest of honor at someone else’s birthday party.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep4. Connecting via stories | Rev. Dr. Chris Tiews

Rev. Tiews (Germany) uses the power of stories to make connections with people on trains, sidewalks, and in bible studies.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep2. Make a mistake and a friend | Rev. Micah Wildauer and Liza

Rev. Wildauer (Belize) and his daughter Liza talk about the challenge of finding pork and asking questions.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S2Ep1. The friend formula | Kali Wood

Kali Wood (Indonesia) describes how sometimes questions that feel uncomfortable to Americans can help you get to know people faster.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S1Ep9. Life from the 4th floor | Dr. Stephen Oliver

Dr. Stephen Oliver (Taiwan) shares about his family’s 4th floor apartment that overlooks a major highway in Taiwan.

5 Minutes with a Missionary — LCMS International Mission: S1Ep8. Music makes it feel like home | Deaconess Sandra Rhein

Deaconess Sandra Rhein (Asia) uses music so that her home can come along with her as she travels.