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Finland

New hymnals for Lutherans in Finland

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

As you joyfully sing “Jesus Christ is ris’n today” this Easter, imagine your voice joining those of our Lutheran brothers and sisters in Finland, who will be worshipping using new hymnals provided by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. “We need three books on the way to Heaven,” said Rev. Juhana Pohjola, dean of the Evangelical Lutheran … Read More

Kenyan pastor shares Gospel with Finland’s immigrants

Friday, January 1, 2016

What’s a pastor from Kenya, Africa, to do when he marries and moves to Finland, just 450 miles from the Arctic Circle? Why, continue preaching and teaching, of course – to the Finns, Kenyans, Poles and Latvians who enter the doors of St. Barnabas International Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helsinki. Rev. Richard Otiso was born in … Read More

LHF Finnish translator defrocked for faithful teaching

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – Christian persecution can take many forms. For Rev. Juhana Pohjola, LHF translator and project coordinator in Finland, it’s that he’s been formally defrocked (deemed “unfit to be a pastor”) by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, or ELCF. What was Rev. Pohjola’s offense? Simply teaching according to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. “In … Read More