Year: 2016

Ghana Youth Grow in Faith and Understanding

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It was a sight to behold: in Bawku, northern Ghana, hundreds of Lutheran youth paraded through the streets to the palace of the paramount chief of the Kusasi tribe – who happens to be an idol worshipper. “Going to greet a chief or ‘big man’ is a traditional norm, so the youth went to his … Read More

Catechism provides foundation for growth of Mozambique churches

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rev. Carlos Winterle remembers well a Sunday morning when he was the visiting pastor at a congregation in Mozambique (a country on the east coast of Africa, just above South Africa). Like the worshippers in the pews, Rev. Winterle had seen the large advertisement for a local witch doctor, who promised health and healing. As … Read More

New Books for Latvia

Friday, July 1, 2016

Latvia’s Lutheran roots run deep. In fact, just five short years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in 1517, the Reformation made its way to this small country on the Baltic Sea, and Lutheran churches flourished. But more recently, 50 years of atheist Soviet rule took a toll on the … Read More

South Sudan: New Lutherans cling to God’s Word

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In Bor, South Sudan, where ethnic fighting has claimed the lives of hundreds, even thousands of Dinka civilians, God is bringing healing through His Word. After surviving clashes with rival tribes where families and friends were attacked, raped and murdered, Dinka Christians cling to the one thing that is steady and true: the promises of … Read More

Thai teens gather for Catechism and fun

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It may be a universal experience for teenagers to feel different from everyone around them. But this is particularly true for Lutheran teens in Buddhist Thailand, where only 1 person in 35,000 shares their faith. That’s why the youth gathering of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Thailand (CLCT) in May was particularly important to 60 … Read More