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LHF board of directors member educates African immigrants

Monday, October 7, 2019

Rev. Zerit Yohannes, a member of the LHF board of directors, is working with the LCMS Michigan District to help better educate pastors from Africa who have immigrated with their people to the United States. Before starting new lives in the United States, many of these pastors lived in refugee camps to escape civil war, … Read More

New translation in Nigeria

Monday, October 7, 2019

LHF is beginning work in a new language of Nigeria, Hausa. Hausa is spoken by about 67 million Nigerians, including Muslims in the northern region of the country. Translation will likely begin with an LHF publication called Guidelines for Sharing the Faith With Your Muslim Friend, as well as the Small Catechism. “The Hausa-speaking people are … 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

LHF begins work in a new region of the world: Eritrea

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Less than 400 miles up the coast from Somalia in east Africa, there is a small country called Eritrea. Though there is much greater freedom of religion in Eritrea than in Somalia (half the population is Christian, and the other half Sunni Muslim), Eritreans are leaving their country in droves. At a rate of 3,000 … Read More