Working in the Middle East, LMD offers local solutions to global problems, transforming violence prone communities into models of peace.
Lutheran Mideast Development (LMD) works primarily with women and children, victims of war and disaster in the Middle East. LMD's strategy fosters local, self-sustaining solutions that transform violence prone communities into models of peace and stability. LMD has served in the Middle East since 1910, earning a respected place in the region's history. Pioneering medical and educational work in Iran 100 years ago, LMD has always sought to make known the Good News of Christ's love through word and deed. Over the course of a century of service LMD has met the needs of earthquake victims, established self-sustaining businesses, provided hundreds of scholarships, built hospitals and community centers and served as peacemaker in times of crisis. Lutheran Mideast Development's influential work has ranged widely from Turkey, Iraq and Iran to Lebanon, Syria and the Holy Land. LMD also provides expertise to other organizations who are interested in peace issues, working with Muslims or working in the Middle East. LMD is an active participant in dialogue and reconciliation efforts between Christians, Jews and Muslims in the region. Lutheran Mideast Development was formerly known as Lutheran Orient Mission Society changing it's name in 2008 to better represent our ever evolving work in the Middle East. Visit our website at www.lutheran-mideast.org.