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LHF publishes 92nd Small Catechism translation

Monday, January 13, 2020

LHF has published its 92nd language edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, this time in the Swedish language. Catechism Persecution While the Swedish Small Catechism with Explanation will be made available in Sweden, the bulk of the 800 books printed will be used in neighboring Finland, where there are Swedish-speaking Lutheran churches. “The Small Catechism has … Read More

Finnish pastor needs books for Iranian outreach

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hi LHF, I’m a Lutheran pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland. I serve in St Philip’s Lutheran Church in the city of Kajaani. I have just met Iranian Christians who has been baptized in the state church’s congregation. They haven’t get enough Lutheran teaching, so I want to teach them with Luther’s … Read More

Persecution in Finland

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Your prayers are urgently requested for translator Päivi Räsänen in Finland. Päivi, who is a Christian medical doctor and a member of the Finnish Parliament (Christian Democrats), is being investigated for “incitement to hatred” for her work on a 2004 publication supported by LHF, concerning Christian marriage and homosexuality. “[This is] a Preliminary Investigation of … Read More

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