Jen Bagnall

Burkina Faso’s Pastors: “Please Pray for Us”

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Burkina Faso’s Pastors: “Please Pray for Us”
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

The people of Burkina Faso – a landlocked West African country roughly the size of Colorado – have not known peace for a very long time. Civil war has wracked their nation for generations, but in recent years, Islamic attacks on Christians have introduced a new level of tension. According…

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Rev. Dr. Nelson Unwene, LHF Translator, Called Home to Heaven

Mar 22, 2024 Comments Off on Rev. Dr. Nelson Unwene, LHF Translator, Called Home to Heaven
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

The Lutheran Church of Nigeria lost a stalwart professor of the faith and the LHF lost one of its premiere translators when Rev. Dr. Nelson Unwene was called to glory on Feb. 24. “May Dr. Unwene rest in the Lord’s peace,” said Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise, executive director of the…

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Deaconesses Bring Message of Hope in Thailand, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic

Mar 22, 2024 Comments Off on Deaconesses Bring Message of Hope in Thailand, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 In Lutheran congregations around the world, pastors have their people’s eyes and ears as they preach on Sunday morning,…

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Catechism Changes Life of Polish Immigrant

Jan 26, 2024 Comments Off on Catechism Changes Life of Polish Immigrant
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? Sharing the Good News with someone who isn’t Lutheran – and who maybe doesn’t speak English as a first language – can be intimidating. How can you confidently and accurately answer questions they may have about the Bible…

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LHF Translator Forced to Flee

Jan 26, 2024 Comments Off on LHF Translator Forced to Flee
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

Those who have been supporters of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation for some time likely are familiar with the extreme situations faced by Rev. Mohamed Gurhan (LHF’s Somali translator, pictured above) over the past few decades.Rev. Gurhan has experienced incredible persecution for attempting to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in…

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Living and Serving in Exile from Haiti

Nov 15, 2023 Comments Off on Living and Serving in Exile from Haiti
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

God instructed Joseph to take care of his little family, but the path God set for him was unexpected. It led first to Bethlehem, then to Egypt before finally returning to Nazareth. Even today, the tasks God gives us sometimes take us down unexpected roads, as LHF’s Haitian translator, Rev.…

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Let Earth Receive Her King! Stories of New Believers

Nov 15, 2023 Comments Off on Let Earth Receive Her King! Stories of New Believers
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

Your gifts make it possible for LHF to introduce new believers around the world to their Lord Jesus. Meet just a few of your brothers and sisters in Christ: South Sudan: My name is Otto Peter, and I’m a second-year seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Institute for Holy Ministry in Yambio.…

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LHF Christmas Ornaments

Nov 7, 2023 Comments Off on LHF Christmas Ornaments
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

Your Giving Tree can point the way to Jesus Every day, LHF receives far more requests for the books of our Lutheran faith, translated into the languages of the people, than we can answer. This Christmas season, there are a variety of projects still awaiting funding to print. Pass Along…

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Reuniting families in Kenya

Sep 27, 2023 Comments Off on Reuniting families in Kenya
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

Night was falling, and young Kitwana was nervous. Where would he sleep tonight, his first night on his own? He rubbed his eyes, recalling the ugly scene where his mother’s new husband pushed him out of the house. If only his father hadn’t died…A few miles away, 12-year-old Baraka huddled…

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Convention Connections

Sep 27, 2023 Comments Off on Convention Connections
July 13 @ 3:13 pm

What an uplifting experience the national LWML and LCMS conventions were this summer! Many, many connections were made with LHF’s faithful supporters, LCMS leadership and international church partners. Check out some of the visitors to LHF’s exhibit booths below:

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