Month: March 2017

India: Small Catechism reprinted in Malayalam

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first step in the Christian journey of faith is ordinarily baptism. But for new believers in India – The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s oldest mission field – cultural barriers might mean that converts go months, even years before being baptized. In fact, Rev. Samuel Thompson, pastor and seminary professor in the India Evangelical Lutheran Church, … Read More

In Muslim Turkey, LHF publications bring comfort and strength to tiny Lutheran church body

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

With political tensions rising in the nation of Turkey, her Lutheran Church keeps trusting in Christ. “Some foreign pastors have had problems with their visas, and one Protestant pastor has been jailed with unclear charges for months already,” shared Rev. Ville Typpö, pastor of Istanbul Lutheran Church. “Since several terrorist attacks and the unsuccessful coup … Read More