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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