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Hmong Child’s Garden of Bible Stories Arrives in the U.S.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 2011 – “Puag thaum ub tsis muaj lub ntiajteb no.” “Long, long ago there was no world…”  So begins the LHF translation of A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories into the Hmong language. Not so very long ago, publishing this simple introduction to the Christian faith wouldn’t have been possible, says Rev. Kou Seying, a Hmong pastor … 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

Small Catechism Brings Peace to Tokyo in Wake of Earthquake and Tsunami

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the midst of the destruction of the 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, reporters asked Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, “How should the Japanese people view the quake?” Ishihara, who is Buddhist and Shinto, shocked many people when he replied, “The identity of the Japanese people is greed. … Read More

Laotian Students Receive Child’s Garden of Bible Stories

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the Communist country of Laos, Christianity isn’t easily accepted. Many believe that the Christian faith is a western religion, and others associate westerners with the Central Intelligence Agency.  Because the CIA helped Hmong rebels fight the Communist Lao government, Christians are considered the #1 enemy among some government leaders. But the Holy Spirit … Read More

Book of Concord Released in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 1, 2011

“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’  This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge … Read More