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Africa

South Sudan: New Lutherans cling to God’s Word

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In Bor, South Sudan, where ethnic fighting has claimed the lives of hundreds, even thousands of Dinka civilians, God is bringing healing through His Word. After surviving clashes with rival tribes where families and friends were attacked, raped and murdered, Dinka Christians cling to the one thing that is steady and true: the promises of … Read More

Kenyan pastor shares Gospel with Finland’s immigrants

Friday, January 1, 2016

What’s a pastor from Kenya, Africa, to do when he marries and moves to Finland, just 450 miles from the Arctic Circle? Why, continue preaching and teaching, of course – to the Finns, Kenyans, Poles and Latvians who enter the doors of St. Barnabas International Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helsinki. Rev. Richard Otiso was born in … Read More

LHF books encourage persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 – Week after week, the terrifying headlines keep coming from Nigeria: “Churches burned in suspected Boko Haram attack.” “Dozens killed in raids on churches.” “Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed.” It’s estimated that more than 13,000 Nigerians have been killed over the past six years by Boko Haram, a Muslim extremist group allied … Read More

LHF translator continues work in Muslim-dominated camp

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Okach Omot Opiew lives with his wife and young children in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, located in Kenya near the Somalia border. Dadaab recently made U.S. headlines when members of Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, opened fire on non-Muslims living in the camp. Unfortunately, such shootings aren’t out of the norm in Dadaab, … Read More

CLIHM seminary classes resume in South Sudan

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 – Halfway around the world, on a warm and sunny January day, eleven men returned from vicarage to begin their fourth year of seminary studies at Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan. Carved out of the jungle, the seminary is a beacon of hope to the people of … Read More