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Ethiopia

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

LCMS teachers use Amharic Book of Concord in Ethiopia’s seminaries

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 – Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) leaders have asked for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s assistance in recovering their Lutheran identity by helping the EECMY to expand and improve their synod’s theological education and training. “Theological education is one of the LCMS’s core competencies,” said Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, director of church … Read More

LHF books used to teach deconess students in Ethiopia

Friday, March 1, 2013

In many African cultures, it’s socially unacceptable for a man to visit privately with a woman who is not his wife. So how can a woman who is spiritually troubled reach out to her pastor? One solution is to seek out a deaconess. A deaconess is a woman who is called to assist and support … Read More

Book of Concord Released in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 1, 2011

“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’  This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge … Read More