About the LHF Mission

Executive director Rev. Matthew Heise distributes LHF's Malayalam-language Small Catechism to families in India.
Executive director Rev. Matthew Heise distributes LHF’s Malayalam-language Small Catechism to families in India.

Imagine trying to understand Scripture in all its richness without the benefit of Luther’s Small Catechism.  Or trying to teach young children basic Bible stories without books like A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.

For Lutheran churches around the world, these situations are reality. They don’t have the basic books, so vital to understanding the Lutheran faith, because no one has translated them into their languages.

Through the mission gifts of people like you, LHF translates, publishes, distributes and introduces books that are Bible-based, Christ-centered and Reformation-driven.

In more than 80 countries and 100 languages, thousands of people have come to faith in Christ because they’ve been able to read books like The Good News About Jesus or Luther’s Small Catechism in their own languages.

LHF has published the catechism in more than 80 languages with dozens more requested. In the past decade, LHF has published and distributed nearly 900 titles and 3 million Lutheran books to pastors, seminary students, missionaries and churches – all at no cost to them.

Help guide unbelievers to Jesus Christ. Give to the LHF mission today.