Giving Thanks for the Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Story by Jana Inglehart
Photos: Missionary Photographers Johanna Heidorn and Jana Inglehart

The Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) is a great help for the mission work in Latin America. We are grateful for their excellent work and congratulate them on thirty years of service to the Lord’s Church worldwide.

In the Latin America and Caribbean Region, LHF has provided 110,611 books in Spanish for the churches and missions at no cost. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 73,471 Bible with Small Catechism
  • 27,755 A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories
  • 9,385 Luther’s Small Catechism

Rev. Dr. Matt Heise (L) and Mr. Jeff Rahn visit Concordia Lutheran School. Rev. Dr. Matt Heise (L) and Mr. Jeff Rahn display the new Spanish hymnal in the chapel of Concordia the Reformer Seminary.

In addition, they have provided incredible support for Himnario Luterano. They paid for the printing of the first 19,000 Spanish hymnals. Likewise, they are supporting the second printing of 25,000 hymnals (in process now).

We give thanks in the Name of Jesus for the accompaniment of LHF, walking alongside our partner churches and LCMS missions across Latin America as they make known the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. They have been stalwart in assisting us in throwing the Gospel seed far and wide. They are appreciated and a great blessing to our work.

Rev. Ted Krey, Regional Director Latin America & Caribbean Region

Seminarians sing during the hymnal dedication service. Members at the Lutheran mission in Santo Domingo, follow the readings with their Bible from LHF.

Jana Inglehart

Jana Inglehart serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as the Regional Communication Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.