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Catechism

LHF publishes 92nd Small Catechism translation

Monday, January 13, 2020

LHF has published its 92nd language edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, this time in the Swedish language. Catechism Persecution While the Swedish Small Catechism with Explanation will be made available in Sweden, the bulk of the 800 books printed will be used in neighboring Finland, where there are Swedish-speaking Lutheran churches. “The Small Catechism has … Read More

Two years with no rain…but quenched with the Word of God

Monday, September 16, 2019

In late August, Rev. George Ondieki (LHF translator in Kenya, Africa) and Tuomo Simojoki (coordinator for the LHF-Kenya office, pictured at the top of the stack of photos below) set out for the Kitui region of Kenya, boxes of catechisms and Bible storybooks packing the trunk of their vehicle. As the two men traveled the … Read More

Ghana Lutherans Celebrate 60 Years in Mission

Monday, September 16, 2019

In August, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana (ELCG) celebrated its 60th anniversary, and an important highlight of that celebration was the dedication and distribution of new LHF publications in five Ghanaian languages.More than 700 people participated in the celebration, marking the birth of the ELCG in 1959. “Real Lutheran missionary efforts began in Ghana … Read More

India: LHF Shares CPH Catechisms with the Poor

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

People living in the slums of Mumbai, India, are among the poorest in the world. More than a dozen people often crowd into a single room to sleep, and there typically is no indoor plumbing. Public restrooms dump human waste directly into the rivers (pictured at left). “It is the dream of every Indian parent … Read More

CPH gifts LHF with half-million catechisms

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In recognition of LHF’s recent 25th anniversary celebration, Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod, has presented an incredible gift to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation: 500,000 English-language copies of A Simple Explanation of Christianity (Small Catechism enchiridion). LHF will distribute the catechisms to mission contacts throughout Africa, Asia and Southeast … Read More