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Lutheran Bible Translators and Mekane Yesus Seminary partner to teach translation

Lutheran Bible Translators is partnering with Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide select seminarians with the opportunity to pursue a concentration in biblical languages and Bible translation skills as part of their pastoral preparation.

The challenge: finding translators for hymn texts

The LCMS Office of International Mission hosts its first-ever symposium for hymnwriters and translators Nov. 6-10 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

History, heritage surround Synod leaders’ installation

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and others elected to LCMS posts this year are installed Sept. 10 in St. Louis.

Ofgaa encourages delegates to have ‘joy in the Lord and Him alone’

The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.

Global Seminary Initiative Update: Making an Impact in Ethiopia

The impact of the Global Seminary Initiative can clearly be seen in the partnership between The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.

New missionaries ‘sent’ for service worldwide

Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — are blessed for service in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, South Korea, Panama and Peru.

Ethiopian church leader visits Synod seminaries

The Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idosa, president of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, visits Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in mid-December.

Mission Summit explores changing face of Christianity

The collapse of Christianity in the West and the ramifications of America’s changing demographics are among topics presented during the LCMS Mission Summit.

New Work in an Ancient Land

Christianity has been in Ethiopia for nearly 2,000 years. It became the state religion in 330 A.D. when Archbishop Athanasius of Alexandria sent a bishop to Ethiopia, resulting in the birth of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and it remains the predominant religion to this day.

10 Questions with Deaconess Sandra Rhein

Sandra Rhein uses her gifts as both a deaconess and church musician in a unique way: She works with Lutheran church bodies in places like Kenya and Ethiopia to create Christ-centered hymnals in the local language.

From Herdsman to Shepherd

Deng Jock Kier is a pastor in the Ethiopian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY). Kier shared his journey from the tribal lands of western Ethiopia to the seminary and back to shepherd his people as a pastor in the largest Lutheran church in Africa with Pamela Nielsen, who was part of the visiting LCMS delegation to Ethiopia in November.

EECMY, LCMS leaders sign revised working-partnership agreement

Representatives of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the LCMS sign the agreement at the end of discussions Nov. 10-13 in Addis Ababa.

Belay: LCMS ‘not there for lip service’ for Ethiopian seminary

The Rev. Dr. Belay Guta, president of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, thanks the LCMS for its help during a Sept. 9 Worldwide KFUO interview.

COP applies ‘Koinonia Project’ to church issues

The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.

10 Questions with the Rev. Dr. Carl and Deaconess Deborah Rockrohr, Missionaries to Ethiopia

The Rev. Dr. Carl Rockrohr and his wife, Deaconess Deborah Rockrohr, are about to begin new positions in Ethiopia with the LCMS after having spent the last year and a half as career missionaries in South Africa.

Walking alongside East Africa

Churches in East Africa — namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania — are growing at a rapid pace as they hold fast to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.