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Catechism

From the LHF Executive Director: Looking to the next 25 years

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Who would have guessed what the Holy Spirit had in mind? In the spring of 1994, Rev. Robert Rahn was guest preacher at Guardian Lutheran Church in Dearborn, Mich., where the people were bidding a fond farewell to one of their members about to become a missionary in Russia – Matthew Heise. About 20 years … Read More

25 Years in Mission: South America

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Dominican Republic Rev. David Preus LCMS missionary In the Dominican Republic (DR), a predominantly Catholic culture, it seems the issues faced by the Lutheran Reformation are more relevant to this culture than perhaps others. Steeped in medieval-like Catholic superstition, it is common practice for Dominican priests to charge their people for religious services. Much as … Read More

LHF in Ukraine: “We wanted Luther to speak Ukrainian!”

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rev. Dr. V’yacheslav Horpynchuk Bishop, Ukrainian Lutheran Church The collapse of the atheistic Soviet Union was the first great miracle of God that I had the privilege to witness. The resurrection of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church was the second great miracle. For these miracles I continue to thank our Lord. After the fall of the … Read More

25 Years in Mission: Asia

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thailand Rev. Ted Na Thalang LHF Coordinator for Southeast Asian projects In general, it’s part of Thai culture that to be a good Thai, you have to be a Buddhist. Growing up in Thailand, I was taught to appease the spirits and try to do good works so good things would happen to me. Thai … Read More

LHF in South Sudan: “We plan, but God determines the way”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

When LHF was less than two years into its mission, a new call for help came, this time from Sudan: “I want to learn more about Lutheran teachings.” Andrew Elisa was the son of an Anglican priest but was discouraged by the inconsistencies he saw between what the Bible taught and what the Anglican Church … Read More