Missions & Missionary Support

St. John Sponsored Missionary - Cayman Islands

The Rev. Dr. Gerald and Heidi Paul serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in the Cayman Islands. As a pastor and church planter, Gerald works with local church leaders at Safe Harbour Lutheran Church to reach out to the people of the Cayman Islands — both locals and expats — with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Gerald also seeks to serve the Cuban refugee population on Grand Cayman, and he supports Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic as an adjunct professor. In her role, Heidi supports the mission efforts and is exploring the possibility of starting a preschool for local children.

Gerald was born in Piet Retief, South Africa. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and received his Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Before becoming a career missionary, he was senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Falls, Mont. Prior to that, he served parishes in South Africa and Wyoming. Heidi was born in Port Shepstone, South Africa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. She was a teacher before heading to the mission field. Gerald and Heidi both enjoy camping, hiking and running.

Please pray for Gerald and Heidi as they serve the Lord in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean. Let us give thanks that they are ministering to God’s children in this part of the world.

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Other Information

September 2021 Missionary Paul Newsletter Mission Letter
August 2021 Missionary Paul Newsletter Prayer Card
June 2021 Missionary Paul Newsletter
May 2021 Missionary Paul Newsletter
April 2021 Missionary Paul Newsletter
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