Category

LHF History

Long-time Translator and Missionary to Africa Falls Asleep in Christ

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

“I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17 Today we honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Anssi Simojoki, who passed away yesterday at his home in Finland. He was 75. A respected theologian and pioneer in Lutheran missions in Africa, Rev. Simojoki was a former LHF translator … Read More

LHF translator falls asleep in Christ

Monday, November 25, 2019

1 John 4:18: Perfect love casts out fear. “To have Christ as the perfect love that drives out all fear is so meaningful.” – Rev. Kou Seying* This weekend, LHF Hmong translator, Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying fell asleep in Christ. Rev. Seying spent his career sharing the Word with others as a missionary to Hmong … Read More

LHF board of directors member educates African immigrants

Monday, October 7, 2019

Rev. Zerit Yohannes, a member of the LHF board of directors, is working with the LCMS Michigan District to help better educate pastors from Africa who have immigrated with their people to the United States. Before starting new lives in the United States, many of these pastors lived in refugee camps to escape civil war, … Read More

LHF celebrates 25 years of God’s blessings

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

More than 225 people attended LHF’s 25th anniversary celebration, which featured speakers Rev. Nicholas Salifu from Ghana and Bishop Slavik Horpynchuk of Ukraine. Below are photos from the event taken by photographer Jim Shields.  

Rev. Rod Benkendorf accepts call to LHF

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Rev. Rod Benkendorf has accepted a call to serve in development and church relations at the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. He will be installed at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the service and a reception afterward. In his new position, Rev. Benkendorf will … Read More