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Year: 2014

LHF Finnish translator defrocked for faithful teaching

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – Christian persecution can take many forms. For Rev. Juhana Pohjola, LHF translator and project coordinator in Finland, it’s that he’s been formally defrocked (deemed “unfit to be a pastor”) by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, or ELCF. What was Rev. Pohjola’s offense? Simply teaching according to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. “In … Read More

Catechism comes to Nias Island, Indonesia

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – World-class surfing.  Magnificent undersea diving. Ancient cultures and amazing architecture. All these things draw tourists to Nias, a small Indonesian island located just north of the equator in the Indian Ocean. But Rev. Matthew Heise, LHF executive director, recently traveled to Nias for a very different reason: to bring Luther’s Small Catechism to the … Read More

LHF begins work on Korean Book of Concord

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Though the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is still two years away, the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK), in partnership with LHF, is already planning to celebrate in a most fitting way: by translating and publishing a new edition of the Korean Book of Concord. The need for good Lutheran materials in the Korean language is … Read More

Detention centers share Spanish Bibles

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 2014 – No matter one’s political opinion on the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border, one thing Christians can agree on is the need for the immigrants to hear the Word of God. Pastors Karl and Stephen Heimer (father and son) and a team from Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care … Read More

LWML “Mighty Mites” spread the Gospel worldwide

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 2014 – Quarters, dimes and nickels dropped into the mite boxes of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members across the United States are funding thousands of LHF publications for Christians around the globe. Over the past several months, several district LWMLs have chosen to fund LHF projects for Lutheran books in countries like Turkey, Haiti, Latvia, and Ethiopia, … Read More