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Year: 2017

Spanish Bibles Bring Gospel Light to Prison Ministries

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Let brotherly love continue… Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.  (Hebrews 13: 1, 3 ESV) Every week, Lutheran pastors and lay people pass through security into the 1,500+ prisons scattered throughout the United States. They come armed … Read More

Ethiopian immigrants find Christ’s comfort in LHF books

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Each year, thousands of Ethiopians – many who are Christian – immigrate to the United States. Over the past decade, the LCMS has begun to connect to many of these immigrants, and now LHF is adding its support with Amharic and Oromo translations of Lutheran books like the Book of Concord, catechisms and A Child’s … Read More

Haiti and Africa: French books like the Book of Concord revitalize pastors

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Take a look in any American pastor’s study and you’re likely to see books – shelves overflowing, even piles of books on the floor. But in poverty-stricken areas of the world like Africa and Haiti, many pastors consider themselves fortunate if they have even one or two theological books written in a language they can … Read More

Albania: Extended interview with Rev. Jimmy Svenfelt 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rev. Jimmy Svenfelt, a young Lutheran pastor from Finland, has been called to share the Gospel in Albania, a tiny European country just north of Greece. To assist the growth of a new Lutheran church in Albania, LHF recently published Luther’s Small Catechism in the Albanian language. What is your personal background? What brought you … Read More

Ethiopia: A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories published

Monday, May 1, 2017

It’s time for religion class, and a Lutheran school teacher walks into her classroom of 50 first graders. As she meets their expectant gazes, she sighs with frustration. How to teach them? She has no books, no materials. She’s out of ideas. For the past decade, the scenario described above has been all too common … Read More