Year: 2017

Arabic Bible storybook now available

Monday, May 1, 2017

More than 420 million people worldwide speak Arabic, and not surprisingly, many of those Arabic-speakers are Muslim. But what might be surprising is how few Christian – and more specifically, Lutheran – resources exist for sharing the Gospel with Arabic-speakers. Now, thanks to LHF’s partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) and the Michigan and Carolinas LWMLs, a … Read More

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

Mongolia: Child’s Garden of Bible Stories published

Sunday, January 1, 2017

In the wide open spaces of Mongolia, travelers on the road may see ovoos, tringular collections of rocks piled on top of one another. “Mongolians are in awe of the Great God of the Blue Sky, Burxhan,” said LHF executive director Rev. Matthew Heise, who has visited the country several times to teach. “Ovoos are … Read More