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

Extended Interview with Rev. M.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LHF recently spoke with Rev. M.*, missionary-at-large for the Texas District who is called to reach out to Arabic-speaking people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  LHF will soon publish the Arabic edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, a resource Rev. M eagerly anticipates for his ministry. LHF:  If you were to poll your average … Read More

Letters to Fadi

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

And why is it important to share the sure hope of eternal life, peace and salvation with our Arabic neighbors? Read on… Following are excerpts from letters received by the Lutheran Hour Ministry’s Lebanon office (MELM) in response to their Christian radio programming. If requested, MELM follows up by sending Lutheran materials, such as LHF’s … Read More