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Africa

In Uganda, the Holy Spirit Plants Faith with Catechism

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Near the center of the African continent, nestled below South Sudan sits Uganda, a country just a bit smaller than the state of Oregon. Within Uganda’s borders, more than 5,000 children attend Lutheran schools each day. “It is very important for our churches/congregations to have Lutheran Schools because our schools are outreach outposts, positioned to … Read More

Teaching the Augsburg Confession to 7th Graders

Monday, May 17, 2021

Way back in 1530, Philipp Melanchthon presented the Augsburg Confession, an exposition on 30 points of the Lutheran faith, to Charles V, who had been crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement VII. Would Melanchthon ever have guessed that nearly 500 years later, junior high students in Ghana would study his words, now translated into … Read More

Uniting the Ethiopian Lutheran Diaspora

Monday, May 17, 2021

diaspora /dahy-as-per-uh/ noun: any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland Have you noticed African immigrants in your community? Do you know where they came from? And most importantly, do you know whether they know Jesus Christ? One large group of immigrants in America have traveled here from Ethiopia, a country of about … Read More

In Tanzania, LHF Books Fight Against Islam and the Witch Doctor

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

IN TANZANIA, THERE ARE 2,000 PARISHIONERS FOR EVERY LUTHERAN PASTOR. Rev. Jonathan Clausing (left), LCMS missionary and theological educator, is helping to address that imbalance by training up new pastors at St. Peter Lutheran Seminary in Himo (Moshi), Tanzania. Whether teaching Luther’s Small Catechism to new seminary students or leading continuing education seminars for pastors … Read More

5 New Catechism Translations Delivered to East Africa

Friday, July 31, 2020

More than 40,000 copies of Luther’s Small Catechism, translated by LHF into 8 different languages, have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya for distribution throughout East Africa. For 5 of those groups, it is the first time they can read the catechism in their own language. “As a time-tested publication, Luther’s Small Catechism continues to teach, inspire … Read More