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Africa

Hammer of God for Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Through the generous support of the women of the LWML – Gulf States, Lutherans in Ethiopia (and Ethiopian immigrants here in the United States) now have a new book to deepen and bolster their faith: The Hammer of God, a book of Christian fiction that follows three pastors who learn the necessity of relying on … Read More

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