Jen Bagnall

Catechism Changes Life of Polish Immigrant

Jan 26, 2024 Comments Off on Catechism Changes Life of Polish Immigrant
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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
February 24 @ 12:01 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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Kids’ Offerings Provide Bible Storybooks in War-Torn Ukraine

Jul 28, 2023 Comments Off on Kids’ Offerings Provide Bible Storybooks in War-Torn Ukraine
February 24 @ 12:01 pm

Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, the students’ mission offerings added up. Fifty cents here, a few dollars there… and soon the gifts from dozens of LCMS day schools and Sunday schools from across the United States became enough to print 3,000 copies of the Ukrainian A Child’s Garden of Bible…

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Transforming Kids’ Lives in Vietnam

Jul 28, 2023 Comments Off on Transforming Kids’ Lives in Vietnam
February 24 @ 12:01 pm

In Vietnam (where more than 85% of the people say they have no religion), a Lutheran volunteer named Mr. Ten is taking LHF books to children and teens in the highlands, Mr. Ten writes: “Thank God for this opportunity to serve Him! I would like to say thank you to…

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Teaching Translators in Sierra Leone

Jul 28, 2023 Comments Off on Teaching Translators in Sierra Leone
February 24 @ 12:01 pm

LHF translation work isn’t simple. Aside from knowing basic vocabulary and grammar, translators need to thoroughly understand the Lutheran meaning and teaching behind the theological terms. Even more challenging, when in a country where Lutheranism is new to the people, translators may need to create new vocabulary for Christian concepts…

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