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Ethiopia

Ethiopian immigrants find Christ’s comfort in LHF books

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Each year, thousands of Ethiopians – many who are Christian – immigrate to the United States. Over the past decade, the LCMS has begun to connect to many of these immigrants, and now LHF is adding its support with Amharic and Oromo translations of Lutheran books like the Book of Concord, catechisms and A Child’s … Read More

Ethiopia: A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories published

Monday, May 1, 2017

It’s time for religion class, and a Lutheran school teacher walks into her classroom of 50 first graders. As she meets their expectant gazes, she sighs with frustration. How to teach them? She has no books, no materials. She’s out of ideas. For the past decade, the scenario described above has been all too common … Read More

Hammer of God for Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Through the generous support of the women of the LWML – Gulf States, Lutherans in Ethiopia (and Ethiopian immigrants here in the United States) now have a new book to deepen and bolster their faith: The Hammer of God, a book of Christian fiction that follows three pastors who learn the necessity of relying on … Read More

New Lutheran center in Ethiopia brings Gospel to searching Somalis

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In militantly Muslim Somalia, admitting one’s Christian faith often invites death. Yet each day, God calls His Somali children to faith in Him. Often, the Holy Spirit uses LHF translator Mohamed*, a former Muslim who is determined to establish the first Lutheran churches in Somalia. Though he is risking his life, Mohamed continues to share … Read More

Amid civil war violence, 13 graduate South Sudan seminary

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thirteen new pastors have joined the pastoral ranks of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), bringing the total to 64 pastors to serve the young church body’s 140 congregations and 40,000 members. The seminarians graduated in November 2015 from the Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan, where … Read More