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Nigeria

New translation in Nigeria

Monday, October 7, 2019

LHF is beginning work in a new language of Nigeria, Hausa. Hausa is spoken by about 67 million Nigerians, including Muslims in the northern region of the country. Translation will likely begin with an LHF publication called Guidelines for Sharing the Faith With Your Muslim Friend, as well as the Small Catechism. “The Hausa-speaking people are … Read More

Nigeria: Why do we need the Reformation?

Monday, October 2, 2017

by Rev. Dr. Michael Adoga Rector, Jonathan Ekong Memorial Lutheran Seminary Why do we need the Reformation to come to Nigeria? For the same reason that Dr. Martin Luther offered his solution some 500 years ago, when he undertook the task of translating the Old and the New Testaments into his mother tongue (the German … Read More

LHF books encourage persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 – Week after week, the terrifying headlines keep coming from Nigeria: “Churches burned in suspected Boko Haram attack.” “Dozens killed in raids on churches.” “Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed.” It’s estimated that more than 13,000 Nigerians have been killed over the past six years by Boko Haram, a Muslim extremist group allied … Read More

Nigeria’s Yala Catechism Nearing Completion

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

October 2011 – Yalaland might sound like a make-believe country in a child’s imagination, but the region in southeast Nigeria is quite real. There, the Yala people mostly make their living by raising crops like yams, cassava and rice. And on Sundays, hundreds of Yala worship at one of Yalaland’s 10 Lutheran congregations. However, Yala Lutherans … Read More

Large Catechism Translated into Efik Language for Nigeria

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 – “The common people, especially in the villages, have no knowledge whatever of Christian doctrine…yet, everyone says that they are Christian, have been baptized and received Holy Sacraments, even though they cannot even recite the Lord’s Prayer or the Creed or the Ten Commandments…” Though written centuries ago in Germany, these words of Martin … Read More