Where and How We Work

  • LHF was organized on Nov. 10, 1992 by Rev. Dr. Robert Rahn.
  • LHF is directed by a 15-member board made up of pastors, teachers and lay people of the LCMS.
  • LHF engages more than 300 individuals around the world who serve as translators, reviewers, editors, general linguists and theological specialists in order to provide the most accurate translations possible.
  • LHF has published over 3 million Lutheran books, which are distributed freely to missionaries, churches and individuals.
  • LHF became a Recognized Service Organization within the LCMS in 1998.

COUNTRIES WHERE LHF IS AT WORK TRANSLATING, DISTRIBUTING, INTRODUCING OR ASSESSING:

Afghanistan
Albania
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Cuba
Czech Republic
Democratic Rep. of Congo
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France

Gambia (The Gambia)
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lithuania

Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Russia

Slovakia
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia

LANGUAGES THAT LHF HAS PUBLISHED IN:

Afrikaans
Akha
Akan/Asante Twi
Amharic
Anuak
Arabic
Arabic, Sudanese
Avokaya
Bahasa-Indonesia
Belarusan
Bulgarian
Burmese
Chechewa
Chinese – Simplified
Chinese -Traditional
Czech
Dari
Dii
Dinka
Efik
Ekegusii
English
Estonian
Farsi
Finnish
Fon-Gbe
French

Ganda
Gbaya
Georgian
German
Gujarati
Haitian Creole French
Hindi
Hmong Blue (Moob Leeg)
Hmong White (Hmoob Dawb)
Iu Mein
Japanese
Kannada
Kamba
Karen
Kayah/Karenni
Kyrgyz
Lahu
Lao
Latin
Latvian
Lisu
Lithuanian
Luba-Kasai
Lundo
Luo

Maasai
Mabaan
Malagasy
Malayalam
Marathi
Meru
Mongolian
Moru
Nias
Nuer
Nyankore
Pana
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Rwa

Sena
Shan
Sinhala
Slovak
Somali
Spanish
Sukuma
Swahili
Tamil
Telegu
Thai
Tok Pisin
Tswana
Tumbuka
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Yala
Zande
Zulu

LHF "IN PROCESS" LANGUAGES:

Acholi (Sudan)
Batak (Indonesia)
Bengali (Bangladesh)
Bimoba (Ghana)
Catalan (Spain)

Komba (Ghana)

Moore (Burkina Faso)
Oromo (Ethiopia)

Tonga (Zambia)
Tshangla (Bhutan)