Project: A Legacy of Lutheran Literature for Asia

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Project ID: AM0003-62013

Goal: $172,200

Lutherans have always treasured the written word. Martin Luther grasped the importance of the printed word, and he flooded the printers in Germany with numerous tracts, books and commentaries. Most important, he translated the Word of God into German for the people. The legacy Martin Luther left behind continues to bear fruit today.

Pastors, church leaders and laity who have steeped themselves in this legacy can more effectively witness to their hope in Christ Jesus. They can combat false teaching and promote the truth of God’s Word. 

The Asia region of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is passing on this legacy of Lutheran literature to the churches of Asia. You can help us pass the legacy to another generation of Lutherans in Asia.

First, we want ensure each church has access to the primary texts that direct our life together, namely, the Word of God, Luther’s Small Catechism and faithful liturgy and hymnody.

Second, we develop other resources, such as the Book of Concord, Luther’s Works, or Unchanging Truth in Changing Timesas needed and requested by our partners in the region. Part of this work also includes sharing with and encouraging our partners to use the rich heritage of the Lutheran tradition. 

Please look below at the sampling of current publications in progress and planned. Your support for “Theological Education — Literature” builds part of this legacy of Lutheran teaching for generations to come. Formed by the Word of God and Lutheran theology, they will be able to make a bold confession before the world.

Leave a legacy behind you. Support the translation and creation of Lutheran resources in Asia.

Leave a legacy.

Support the translation of Lutheran resources in Asia. 

Publications in Progress

Hymnal Translation into Chinese and Indonesian

Chinese Edition of Luther’s Works

Experience Making a Difference

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Roy S. Askins

The Rev. Roy S. Askins now serves as managing editor for The Lutheran Witness the official publication of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.