Deaconess Gail Ludvigson serves the Lord as a career missionary through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in the Dominican Republic. In this role, Gail writes and teaches courses for the diaconate program at the Lutheran seminary in the Dominican Republic, El Reformador, in consultation with other deaconesses. She helps to promote diaconate ministry in the Dominican Republic and the Latin America/Caribbean region through fundraising and communications. Gail also assists in ministry to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serves the local churches as a deaconess in any way that is needed.
Gail was born in Sheboygan, Wis., and her home congregation is Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash. She earned her bachelor’s degree in German and history, with a minor in secondary education, at University of Illinois at Chicago. She received a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago. In 2012, she received a master’s degree with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
Before becoming a career missionary, Gail worked in Korea and Slovakia. Her most recent mission trip was one month in Liberia, West Africa, in Feb. 2012, during her deaconess internship with Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) in Aurora, Ill. She also served as a development assistant during her LBT internship. Gail’s hobbies include archaeology, history and movies.
Please pray for Gail as she serves in the Dominican Republic. Please ask God to be with the people of the Dominican Republic. Ask God to provide Gail with many opportunities to proclaim through her words and her actions the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pray that the people of the Dominican Republic truly come to know and believe in our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, through the missionary work that is being done there. Let us give thanks to God that Gail is serving His people in this part of the world!
Learn more about the mission work in Dominican Republic.