Thursday after Pentecost 9
Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, Kantor
July 28, 2010
The Lord be with you
Something we pretty much take for granted in the United States is the availability of high quality biblical literature. You have to be quite literally in the middle of nowhere to not be within easy driving distance of a Christian book store, and even then more Christian publishers than I care to count can be easily accessed on the internet. English translations of Luther’s Small Catechism, the Book of Concord, and other classic Lutheran works are plentiful. Plus there are countless great books of Lutheran theology that are written in English. But what if you don’t speak English? What if your language is Gujarati, Kusaal, Farsi, or Nyankore? What if you lived in Kenya or the Ukraine? Could you then give your child a Small Catechism or a book of Bible stories?
The mission of The Lutheran Heritage Foundation is to provide just such material to those who are not as blesses as we are with Lutheran Christian literature.
Right now they are seeking to get Sunday school children to participate in sending the book “One Hundred Bible Stories for Children” to churches in the Ukraine. (It is in their language, of course.) You can find out more by checking out their website.
Blessings in Christ,