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Africa

Ghana Lutheran School Celebrates 10 Years

Thursday, September 15, 2022

In September 2012, a dream came true for Rev. Dr. Nicholas Salifu, a Lutheran pastor in Ghana, when he opened a Lutheran day school in his home city of Bawku. What a difference the next 10 years made! After beginning classes with only one grade of 13 students, today Concordia Preparatory School boasts over 1,100 … Read More

Mozambique: Building up a Lutheran Church

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Rev. Abel Sifa (pictured above), LHF translator and a pastor in the Christian Lutheran Church of Concord in Mozambique (ICCM), reports that LHF’s Small Catechism in the Sena language is making a big impact in his part of Africa: “We thank God for the Lutheran Heritage Foundation for being our visionary and tireless partner, chosen … Read More

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