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Catechism distributed at Cambodia’s National Day of Prayer

Jul 16, 2018 Comments Off on Catechism distributed at Cambodia’s National Day of Prayer
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

More than 300 people from many Christian denominations enthusiastically received their own copies of LHF’s Khmer-language Small Catechism at Cambodia’s recent National Day of Prayer gathering. LHF partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries to distribute the books. “Before LHF came to Cambodia 15 years ago, there was no Lutheran church in…

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Spanish-Speaking Children Receive God’s Word

Jul 16, 2018 Comments Off on Spanish-Speaking Children Receive God’s Word
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

In Tijuana, Mexico, a hungry boy sits down to his breakfast at a Lutheran mercy center and looks through his brand new Bible storybook while he eats. In Guatemala, a short-term missionary hands a Spanish Bible with Small Catechism to a woman who has been yearning to read the Word…

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At the South Sudan seminary: “They deserve a chance to learn about Jesus and the Truth”

Jul 5, 2018 Comments Off on At the South Sudan seminary: “They deserve a chance to learn about Jesus and the Truth”
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

In civil-war-torn South Sudan, the Sudanese people face threats every day that are unimaginable to Americans: killings, rapes, famine, and disease. Tribes turn on one another, and parents fear for their children’s lives. It would seem like the last place a retired couple from Bay City, Mich. would choose to…

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The “Year of the Bible” Proclaimed in Ukraine

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on The “Year of the Bible” Proclaimed in Ukraine
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

As 2018 is proclaimed the “Year of the Bible” in Ukraine, Lutheran youth and teens are receiving their own Ukrainian-language Bible Stories in Pictures from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF has translated and printed 1,000 copies of the colorful Bible storybook in the Ukrainian language. Laid in a comic book…

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In Burma, “I Love Jesus and Worry for Lost Souls”

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on In Burma, “I Love Jesus and Worry for Lost Souls”
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

My name is Thuza.* I was born in Myanmar (sometimes known as Burma), Southeast Asia, nearly 40 years ago. I grew up in Mandalay, the ancient capital city. My father, who has now passed away, was a Christian pastor and my mother is a minister, too. During our lives, we…

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Translator Spotlight: Ex-Muslim spreads Gospel through catechism

Mar 20, 2018 Comments Off on Translator Spotlight: Ex-Muslim spreads Gospel through catechism
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

As a teen, Hesham Shehab took his gun and prowled the streets of Lebanon by night, stalking his Christian enemies. Today, he is a Lutheran pastor and translator/editor for LHF’s Arabic materials. It’s an amazing story of God’s ability to transform a dark soul. In 1960, Rev. Shehab was born…

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The Holy Spirit works through the Small Catechism in Haiti

Mar 20, 2018 Comments Off on The Holy Spirit works through the Small Catechism in Haiti
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

For over 15 years, Sue Gross has led the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project (HLMP) in its many short-term mission trips to Haiti, where they have provided a great deal of physical care for the people, including eyeglasses and meals for Lutheran school children. Then one day, Sue had an epiphany.…

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Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato accepts call to Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Mar 12, 2018 Comments Off on Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato accepts call to Lutheran Heritage Foundation
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato has accepted the call to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) to serve as coordinator of LHF’s African translation projects. Rev. Bato’s installation service will take place at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday, March 25 at the end of their 11:30 a.m. Ethiopian-outreach…

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Reformation Embraced by Thousands in Thailand

Jan 30, 2018 Comments Off on Reformation Embraced by Thousands in Thailand
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

Over 2,000 people attended Lutheran Reformation celebrations held this past November in Thailand and Cambodia – a significant event given that these Southeast Asian countries are less than one percent Christian. Organized by LHF’s coordinator for Southeast Asian projects Rev. Ted NaThalang and Rev. Niran Temsakun (another pastor in the…

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South Sudan seminary celebrates new class of students

Jan 30, 2018 Comments Off on South Sudan seminary celebrates new class of students
June 23 @ 9:24 pm

In South Sudan, where there are only 66 ordained pastors to serve nearly 200 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), a new class of 25 students has begun their seminary studies. Rev. Robert Rahn, founder of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, traveled to the town of Yambio,…

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