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Year: 2015

Fire damages Russian warehouse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A late-August fire at a storage facility in Martyshkino, Russia has partially destroyed LHF’s supply of Russian-language Lutheran books housed there. “According to neighbors, about 20-30 youth were goofing around the area about a half-hour before the fire. The fire was started accidentally by [those] youth drinking and smoking on the wooden stairs of the … Read More

Reformation to Southeast Asia: LHF plans Book of Concord translations in 8 languages

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2015 – In 2002, Rev. Ted NaThalang (LHF’s coordinator for Southeast Asian projects) traveled into Cambodia to see if there were any Lutherans to be found. “I met with 12 Christian leaders from different denominations. They asked me, ‘What kind of Christian are you?’ I said, ‘I’m Lutheran.” And they asked, ‘What’s that?’ They had … Read More

LHF books encourage persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 – Week after week, the terrifying headlines keep coming from Nigeria: “Churches burned in suspected Boko Haram attack.” “Dozens killed in raids on churches.” “Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed.” It’s estimated that more than 13,000 Nigerians have been killed over the past six years by Boko Haram, a Muslim extremist group allied … Read More

LCMS teachers use Amharic Book of Concord in Ethiopia’s seminaries

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 – Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) leaders have asked for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s assistance in recovering their Lutheran identity by helping the EECMY to expand and improve their synod’s theological education and training. “Theological education is one of the LCMS’s core competencies,” said Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, director of church … Read More