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Africa

Nigeria’s Yala Catechism Nearing Completion

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

October 2011 – Yalaland might sound like a make-believe country in a child’s imagination, but the region in southeast Nigeria is quite real. There, the Yala people mostly make their living by raising crops like yams, cassava and rice. And on Sundays, hundreds of Yala worship at one of Yalaland’s 10 Lutheran congregations. However, Yala Lutherans … Read More

Laotian Students Receive Child’s Garden of Bible Stories

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the Communist country of Laos, Christianity isn’t easily accepted. Many believe that the Christian faith is a western religion, and others associate westerners with the Central Intelligence Agency.  Because the CIA helped Hmong rebels fight the Communist Lao government, Christians are considered the #1 enemy among some government leaders. But the Holy Spirit … Read More

Book of Concord Released in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 1, 2011

“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’  This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge … Read More

Nebraska Teacher Creates Art for Missions

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 – It takes lots of little pieces for Bill Wolfram’s artwork to come together. When the retired Concordia – Seward art teacher completes a chancel cross for a church, only the most discerning eye would spot the hundreds and hundreds of 3/4” dowel pieces that went into the finished mosaic. It’s quite a process. … Read More

Large Catechism Translated into Efik Language for Nigeria

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 – “The common people, especially in the villages, have no knowledge whatever of Christian doctrine…yet, everyone says that they are Christian, have been baptized and received Holy Sacraments, even though they cannot even recite the Lord’s Prayer or the Creed or the Ten Commandments…” Though written centuries ago in Germany, these words of Martin … Read More