In The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), men training for pastoral ministry will often serve for at least a year as a vicar. They will train under another pastor during this year. Not all church bodies around the world, however, do this in the same way.
In this episode, Rev. Larry Matro, LCMS missionary and educator to Papua New Guinea (PNG), joins the podcast to share the story of Rev. Minato. He served for 30 years as a vicar in PNG before receiving ordination this last spring.
A quick thank you to Paul Norris and Sarah Frank for the music today. This recording of "Abide With Me" was played by Paul Norris and Sarah Frank. Paul produced the recording.
Thank you for listening.