January offerings will help purchase Bible Books for Ethiopia through Lutheran Heritage Foundation. For children, the Bible’s hundreds of pages can seem overwhelming. They need books, written on their level, to introduce them to the love of Jesus. For young children, brightly illustrated, easy-to-read Bible storybooks can tell them in a simple way about the Savior Jesus and His love for them. For teens who are old enough to start reading the Bible for themselves, Luther’s Small Catechism answers the question first posed centuries ago by the Ethiopian eunuch: “What does this mean?” There are over 32 million Christians in Ethiopia,and millions of their children don’t have a single Bible storybook.
Ethiopian Lutherans are very mission-minded and enthusiastically introduce their friends to Jesus Christ.Mekane Yesus, one Lutheran Church body in Ethiopia, has grown by 3.5 million members in the past five years, to a total of 9.1 million members in 2019!
There are hundreds of Lutheran schools and Sunday schools packed with eager young students, but teachers face the dilemma that they have no written materials from which to teach. From week to week, they must make do with teaching the lessons to the children orally. Immanuel School can help change that. The Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s mission is to translate and publish these books for people around the world. For every $5 received, their organization can print a Bible storybook or Small Catechism in the languages of Ethiopia, such as Amharic, Oromo, Kambaata, and Hadiyya. So many are waiting! Let’s help!