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East/Southeast Asia

Catechism comes to Nias Island, Indonesia

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – World-class surfing.  Magnificent undersea diving. Ancient cultures and amazing architecture. All these things draw tourists to Nias, a small Indonesian island located just north of the equator in the Indian Ocean. But Rev. Matthew Heise, LHF executive director, recently traveled to Nias for a very different reason: to bring Luther’s Small Catechism to the … Read More

LHF begins work on Korean Book of Concord

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Though the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is still two years away, the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK), in partnership with LHF, is already planning to celebrate in a most fitting way: by translating and publishing a new edition of the Korean Book of Concord. The need for good Lutheran materials in the Korean language is … Read More

Sudanese seminarians learn to preach the Word

Monday, July 1, 2013

It’s a pivotal moment in the life of every seminarian: the first sermon. September 2013– For the fifteen men studying at the Concordia Theological Institute for the Holy Ministry in South Sudan, that moment came in August when Rev. Robert Roberts, an LCMS pastor and college math instructor, arrived in Yambio to teach them homiletics … Read More

Hmong Child’s Garden of Bible Stories Arrives in the U.S.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 2011 – “Puag thaum ub tsis muaj lub ntiajteb no.” “Long, long ago there was no world…”  So begins the LHF translation of A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories into the Hmong language. Not so very long ago, publishing this simple introduction to the Christian faith wouldn’t have been possible, says Rev. Kou Seying, a Hmong pastor … Read More

Small Catechism Brings Peace to Tokyo in Wake of Earthquake and Tsunami

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the midst of the destruction of the 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, reporters asked Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, “How should the Japanese people view the quake?” Ishihara, who is Buddhist and Shinto, shocked many people when he replied, “The identity of the Japanese people is greed. … Read More