South Sudan

South Sudan seminary celebrates new class of students

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In South Sudan, where there are only 66 ordained pastors to serve nearly 200 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), a new class of 25 students has begun their seminary studies. Rev. Robert Rahn, founder of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, traveled to the town of Yambio, South Sudan to preach at … Read More

LHF in South Sudan: “We plan, but God determines the way”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

When LHF was less than two years into its mission, a new call for help came, this time from Sudan: “I want to learn more about Lutheran teachings.” Andrew Elisa was the son of an Anglican priest but was discouraged by the inconsistencies he saw between what the Bible taught and what the Anglican Church … Read More

South Sudan: New Lutherans cling to God’s Word

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In Bor, South Sudan, where ethnic fighting has claimed the lives of hundreds, even thousands of Dinka civilians, God is bringing healing through His Word. After surviving clashes with rival tribes where families and friends were attacked, raped and murdered, Dinka Christians cling to the one thing that is steady and true: the promises of … Read More

Amid civil war violence, 13 graduate South Sudan seminary

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thirteen new pastors have joined the pastoral ranks of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), bringing the total to 64 pastors to serve the young church body’s 140 congregations and 40,000 members. The seminarians graduated in November 2015 from the Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan, where … Read More

CLIHM seminary classes resume in South Sudan

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 – Halfway around the world, on a warm and sunny January day, eleven men returned from vicarage to begin their fourth year of seminary studies at Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan. Carved out of the jungle, the seminary is a beacon of hope to the people of … Read More