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LHF publishes 92nd Small Catechism translation

Monday, January 13, 2020

LHF has published its 92nd language edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, this time in the Swedish language. Catechism Persecution While the Swedish Small Catechism with Explanation will be made available in Sweden, the bulk of the 800 books printed will be used in neighboring Finland, where there are Swedish-speaking Lutheran churches. “The Small Catechism has … Read More

Finnish pastor needs books for Iranian outreach

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hi LHF, I’m a Lutheran pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland. I serve in St Philip’s Lutheran Church in the city of Kajaani. I have just met Iranian Christians who has been baptized in the state church’s congregation. They haven’t get enough Lutheran teaching, so I want to teach them with Luther’s … Read More

Persecution in Finland

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Your prayers are urgently requested for translator Päivi Räsänen in Finland. Päivi, who is a Christian medical doctor and a member of the Finnish Parliament (Christian Democrats), is being investigated for “incitement to hatred” for her work on a 2004 publication supported by LHF, concerning Christian marriage and homosexuality. “[This is] a Preliminary Investigation of … Read More

Iranian Muslim Immigrants Embrace Catechism

Thursday, January 24, 2019

contribution by Rev. Knud Skov, Danish Balkan Mission Since 2015, streams of refugees and migrants have been coming to Europe, and now hundreds of Iranians and Syrians have found themselves in Denmark. The Iranians (former Shiite Muslims) sought the Christian community, and some of them came into our Lutheran churches. Recently Syrians and Africans (Somalis, … Read More

CPH gifts LHF with half-million catechisms

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In recognition of LHF’s recent 25th anniversary celebration, Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod, has presented an incredible gift to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation: 500,000 English-language copies of A Simple Explanation of Christianity (Small Catechism enchiridion). LHF will distribute the catechisms to mission contacts throughout Africa, Asia and Southeast … Read More