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Interview

Kazakh Christians learn to persevere in Muslim-dominated region

Friday, September 29, 2017

What follows is communications received at the LHF office from a Lutheran missionary working among the Kazakh people. Due to safety concerns, his identity and particulars about his location are being withheld. “The Kazakh people are over 99 percent Muslim, with only about two-tenths of one percent Christian representation. Overwhelming anti-Christian propaganda, religious persecution and … Read More

Dominican Republic: “Lutherans make it simple and clear!”

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A question-and-answer session with Rev. David Preus, LCMS missionary to the Dominican Republic Q: How does having good Lutheran books, written in your own language, help the church in the Dominican Republic to grow stronger in faith and/or greater in number (Gospel outreach)? A: Having solid Lutheran books translated into Spanish provides our people with … 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

Ministering to Sudanese immigrants in Australia

Friday, January 1, 2016

When immigrants from South Sudan arrived in Melbourne, Australia, they quickly decided they preferred the quieter life in the country. Before long, the Sudanese made up a third of the congregants at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Traralgon, where Rev. Stephen van der Hoek was pastor. Following is an interview with Rev. Van der Hoek, … Read More

LCMS teachers use Amharic Book of Concord in Ethiopia’s seminaries

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 – Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) leaders have asked for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s assistance in recovering their Lutheran identity by helping the EECMY to expand and improve their synod’s theological education and training. “Theological education is one of the LCMS’s core competencies,” said Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, director of church … Read More