Lutherans In Africa — Bringing Lutheran Doctrine to an area twice the size of the U.S., Video from the Conference

February 22nd, 2013 Post by

Want to know an organization which is centered on teaching Lutheran doctrine and practice to Africans?  Lutherans in Africa is it.  James May gave the last presentation at our Conference and talked about the need for Confessional Lutheranism in Africa and also the great hunger for confessional Lutheranism among the people and pastors of African congregations.  What tools are used for this great work?  That is the greatest part – Bibles, hymnals, catechisms, and the Book of Concord!   James and his coworkers strive to translate material and then spend weeks in the field teaching and distributing it.  Their teaching has a ripple effect as elders, teachers, evangelists, and pastors in many areas (see the list below) take what is learned to their own communities.  The result – Lutherans singing Lutheran hymns while they work during the daytime, children reciting the Small Catechism and singing Lutheran hymns in their schools, leaders of congregations reading aloud from the Augsburg Confession in order to teach those around them.  Consider supporting them in your own mission offerings from your congregation or even personally.  Click here for their website.

Here is a list of countries that Lutherans in Africa serve:

Benin    Burkina Faso    Burundi    Cameroon    DRC (also known as Congo-Kinshasa)    Ethiopia    Republic of Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville)    Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)    Guinea    Kenya    Madagascar    Malawi    Rwanda    Somalia    South Africa   Sudan   Tanzania    Togo    Uganda    Zambia

Now, here is the video of his presentation:


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  1. Karina
    February 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 | #1

    Good stuff.

  2. Pastor James May
    February 23rd, 2013 at 09:13 | #2

    Here is the first video clip in the presentation –

  3. Pastor James May
    February 23rd, 2013 at 13:26 | #3

    Here are links for the video clips in the presentation –

    First clip, Article 4 of the Augsburg Confession;

    Second clip, Article 5 of the Augsburg Confession;

    Third clip, “God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It” in French, “Je suis un enfant du Père”

    Fourth clip, Lutheran Sunday school in Tanzania. Children learning to chant the Psalms.

    Fifth clip, Tanzanians clamoring to get catechisms and Good News magazines;

    Sixth clip, Sudanese seminarian reading part of Article 20 from the Augsburg Confession;

    Last clip, Sudanese pastor who works in the North amongst Muslims. His greatest need is more teaching, teachers, and teaching resources;

  4. Ron Beck
    February 25th, 2013 at 17:07 | #4

    Is it possible to obtain those calendars that Rev. May said he had that have BOC quotes on them?
    If so, how I do I get a hold of them?

  5. Pastor James May
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