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:
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, newly re-elected president of the LCMS, met up with LHF Executive Director Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise (right) and Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine.
Päivi Räsänen (on trial in Finland for “incitement to hate” for writing an LHF publication, “Male and Female He Created Them”) signed copies of the English language edition of her book.
LHF’s mailroom supervisor and LWML member Karen Floyd met Rev. Doua Xiong, a Hmong pastor from California to whom she regularly sends LHF’s Hmong publications.
Rev. Shiu Lau from California got a first look at LHF’s Chinese “Book of Concord” translation.
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! Spanish-speaking pastors and missionaries from throughout the Americas congregated with LHF staff to celebrate the upcoming 2nd edition of “Himnario Luterano.”
Rev. Heise and LHF founder Rev. Robert Rahn expressed their thanks to former national LWML presidents Patti Ross (left) and Janice Wendorf for their long-standing support of LHF’s work.
LHF’s coordinator for African projects, Rev. Dr. Dinku Bato, spent time in translation planning with Rev. Peter Anibati Abia, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Sudan/Sudan – the LCMS’s newest international mission partner!
Rev. Ted Krey, LCMS regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Rev. Stephen Heimer, active in Lutheran outreach along the southern border, discuss LHF’s Spanish resources.
Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland and LHF project coordinator there, inspired LCMS convention attendees to bravely witness the faith.
Resolution 4-04 at the LCMS National Convention: “To give thanks for Spanish language hymnal ‘Himnario Luterano’ [printed by LHF] and commend its use” passed with 99.54% of the vote.
Carol Klein, president of the LWML English District, delivered her district’s mites for “Bile Books for Spanish-Speaking Families,” an LHF mission grant adopted at their 2022 convention.