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Catechism

Indonesia: Bringing the Small Catechism into Public Schools

Thursday, March 26, 2020

When guessing which country in the world has the largest population of Muslims, most people probably wouldn’t think of Indonesia in Southeast Asia, where about 85% of the nation’s 270 million citizens follow the teachings of Islam. Although the majority of the country is Sunni Muslim, Indonesia’s founders admired diversity, so the country does not … Read More

Coming to Faith in an I.C.E. Detention Center

Friday, March 20, 2020

“’I was in prison, and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you…in prison and visit you?’ and the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” … Read More

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