At the 2018 South Dakota District Convention, convention delegates adopted Resolution 3-07 to financially support Rev. Dr. Daniel Jastram, LCMS Missionary to Southeast Asia and Rev. David Warner, LCMS Missionary to Spain. The congregations of the district agreed that their Together In Mission offerings to the district would be evenly distributed between both missionaries.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Jastram serves as a missionary on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod throughout Asia, based in Tokyo, Japan. His responsibilities include developing and implementing a strategic mission plan for this area. He coordinates theological education opportunities and supervises and evaluates theological educators throughout Asia. When needed, Dr. Jastram teaches courses at Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Jastram's wife, Joan, was born in Mitchell, SD, where her childhood congregation was Zion Lutheran Church, Mitchell, SD. She received both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. She received her Doctor of Psychology degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, MN. To learn more about Rev. Dr. Daniel and Joan Jastram, read their LCMS Prayer Card.
Rev. David and Shelee Warner serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Spain, based in Seville. David serves as a church planter, working with the LCMS mission team in Spain and Spanish church leaders to grow the congregation in Seville. He also serves members across Spain and assists with theological education. David was born, baptized and raised in Montana. Shelee was born and baptized in Oregon and grew up in Idaho. They met in Spanish class at the University of Idaho, Moscow. Before accepting the call to serve in Spain, David served 10 years as a dual parish pastor at Trinity and St. John Lutheran Churches in Sidney and Fairview, Mont. Shelee has many years’ experience working in Pro-Life ministries, most recently as the executive director of Sunrise Women’s Clinic in Sidney, Mont. David and Shelee have two adult children: Jeremy, who works in Fargo, N.D., and Madeline, who works in Chicago. To learn more about Rev. David and Shelee Warner, read their LCMS Prayer Card.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up