LHF History

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

Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato accepts call to Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato has accepted the call to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) to serve as coordinator of LHF’s African translation projects. Rev. Bato’s installation service will take place at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday, March 25 at the end of their 11:30 a.m. Ethiopian-outreach service. “LHF is currently at … Read More

In Mozambique: A Translator Comes to Faith

Thursday, October 5, 2017

By Rev. Dr. Carlos Winterle Missionary to Mozambique from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil Mozambique people are bound to their fears and sins by their traditional religions (ancestors’ cult) and also by Pentecostal churches. But now the peace and freedom by grace through faith in Jesus that Luther experienced in the 16th century are … Read More