Levi, helping out with a youth outreach program in the Dominican Republic in 2016.
¡Hola! I’m so glad that you’ve decided to check out my blog. My name is Levi Karth, and I am working to become a full-time missionary in the country of Peru! This blog is all about my activities as a missionary there. I also share stories from my life of how any day and any opportunity can be transformed into a missional experience!
I graduated in December 2015 with my bachelor’s degree from the Religious Education program at Concordia University Texas, getting essentially a youth ministry degree. After about five months of support-raising, as well as some training overseas, I am now working through my internship in Lima, Peru as a GEO (Globally Engaged in Outreach) missionary through the Office of International Mission of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). You can learn more about what I am doing in Peru by checking out the Peru page on my blog.
Upon completion of this two-year internship in Peru I will receive my certification with the LCMS as a commissioned Director of Christian Education. After that I hope to stay in Latin America permanently, reaching the lost and broken with the saving message of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. I especially have a passion for teaching kids and youth.
Before heading to Peru, I already had lots of experience in youth ministry. While attending Concordia, I helped lead a youth ministry for 2 1/2 years at a church in the Austin, Texas area. I’ve also worked during my summers in college as a camp counselor at Christian camps in Indiana, Alabama, and Michigan.
You can check out my page on the LCMS website at www.lcms.org/karth