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Africa

In Somalia, Books Go Where Missionaries Cannot

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Somalia, in northeast Africa, is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a Christian. Over 99 percent of the country’s population identifies as Muslim, and it’s not hard to see why. Sharia law is enshrined in Somalia’s constitution, and anyone who expresses doubt about Islam or even curiosity about another religion faces intense … Read More

Jesus Never Fails: Tiny booklet makes a big impact

Friday, March 15, 2019

Jesus never fails. When facing difficulties in life, it’s a message that Christians everywhere need to be reminded of. As he traveled the world as the founder of LHF, meeting Christians young and old, Rev. Robert Rahn came back to this message again and again. Finally, he decided the time had come to write a … Read More

CPH gifts LHF with half-million catechisms

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In recognition of LHF’s recent 25th anniversary celebration, Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod, has presented an incredible gift to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation: 500,000 English-language copies of A Simple Explanation of Christianity (Small Catechism enchiridion). LHF will distribute the catechisms to mission contacts throughout Africa, Asia and Southeast … Read More

LHF translator suffers attack

Monday, November 19, 2018

Rev. Mohamed Gurhan, LHF’s translator for Somalia, has suffered a physical attack. He writes [with some details omitted for his protection]: “Dear brothers in the Lord, on Sept. 27, I went to [the city] for a court decision related to my property against two Islamist mullahs (teachers). On October 3, the court reached a verdict … Read More