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Somalia

LHF translator suffers attack

Monday, November 19, 2018

Rev. Mohamed Gurhan, LHF’s translator for Somalia, has suffered a physical attack. He writes [with some details omitted for his protection]: “Dear brothers in the Lord, on Sept. 27, I went to [the city] for a court decision related to my property against two Islamist mullahs (teachers). On October 3, the court reached a verdict … Read More

Somali Child’s Garden of Bible Stories given to Somali families

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2015 – Somalia is often called “the country most hostile to the Gospel” – a seemingly impossible mission. In the militantly Muslim country of Somalia, threats to physical safety are so great that only 0.01% of the population dare to call themselves Christian. It would seem impossible to share the Good News in such a hard … Read More

New Lutheran center in Ethiopia brings Gospel to searching Somalis

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In militantly Muslim Somalia, admitting one’s Christian faith often invites death. Yet each day, God calls His Somali children to faith in Him. Often, the Holy Spirit uses LHF translator Mohamed*, a former Muslim who is determined to establish the first Lutheran churches in Somalia. Though he is risking his life, Mohamed continues to share … Read More

LHF translator continues work in Muslim-dominated camp

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Okach Omot Opiew lives with his wife and young children in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, located in Kenya near the Somalia border. Dadaab recently made U.S. headlines when members of Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, opened fire on non-Muslims living in the camp. Unfortunately, such shootings aren’t out of the norm in Dadaab, … Read More