by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Salifu
Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana
The blood of Jesus not only protects, but it also enlivens our quest for eternal life. It transforms us, vanquishes fear and makes us free to love our neighbor.
It is the love for our neighbor that has motivated the Lutheran Heritage Foundation to serve many countries in the world by translating, printing, publishing and distributing the good books that Luther and others wrote. Ghana and many other countries are deeply blessed as Muslims and traditional religion practitioners are reading Luther’s Small Catechism, A Child Garden of Bible Stories and other translated books.
A young Muslim man who became a Christian recently was reading about the Three Men in a Furnace in A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories. Boldly, this man remarked, “If God saved men who refused to worship idols from fire, then it’s a great thing to become a Christian!”
In 1517, Martin Luther professed that indulgences and other human merits were not a requirement for a baptized child of God, who has been sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Today, the Lord is using LHF to continue the work of Luther by making the Small Catechism and other important books available to both Christians and non-Christians so that they will read, believe and understand that not one dollar is needed by God for forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. It is all free.
Only with your help can this important work continue. Prayerfully consider how you can help support LHF projects.