Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM)

This year, more than 70 young adults will have the opportunity to take part in the ELCA's Young Adults in Global Mission program. Volunteers are placed in a variety of roles in one of eleven different countries across the world. As they share their gifts of service, young adults receive gifts of hospitality from the ELCA's companion churches who host them. Get to know some of the 2014-2015 Young Adults in Global Mission. Learn more or apply at:

In August of 2015 Aliyah Richling, a member here at First Lutheran, joined 75 other YAGMs as they are sent off to various locations around the globe for their year of mission work. Aliyah made her new home in Békéscsaba, Hungary, and worked in parish/music ministry and ministered to the Roma people. 

You can learn more about her ministry here:


Companion Synod in Peru


The La Crosse Area Synod along with the ELCA support many ministries throughout the world. Our synod is blessed to be in a companion relationship with the Peruvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (ILEP).

To make a donation to our companion relationships, you can download a PDF file of the donation form and send your donation to the synod office.

Companion Synod in the Czech Republic

More information coming soon.