Lutheran Maritime Ministry

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Those who go down to the sea in ships…have seen the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. Psalm 107:23

Making a difference - serving in jesus' love

Our Mission

Lutheran Maritime Ministry (LMM) is geared towards serving officers and crews on the ships that visit the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to deliver goods from around the world, primarily in containers. As the ships approach our coast, their seafarers contact us to arrange our visits. We help by providing communication connections, drive them shopping, and other basic services. We listen, commune, and pray, sharing our lives and faiths. We make this happen through the dedication and support from our chaplains, volunteers and donations from Christian communities.

Over the last 25 years, Lutheran Maritime Ministry has already helped hundreds of seafarers and their families who have visited the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Be part of the movement. Volunteer, donate, and join us now in providing seafarers a quality time as their feet touch our land.

Our Work During the 2021/ 2022 Port of Los Angeles Backlog

Interview with Spectrum News

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