Help Lutherans in Africa get French Hymnals for $5 a piece!

There is a great opportunity for those willing to work fast.  CPH has published a great hymnal in French that is quite useful for mission work in Africa.  As such, Lutherans in Africa would be happy to receive as many copies as we can provide.  CPH has them on their warehouse sale right now for $5 a copy.  As timing has it, there is currently a container being loaded for shipment to Lutherans in Africa as well.  So – if you buy a copy or ten or fifty, have them sent to this address in Houston, TX and they will be shipped over on a container.  The shipping side of things is often the biggest hurdle in this effort, so this is a great opportunity.

From discussing things with Missionary Rev. James May I hear that these hymnals help people learn Lutheran hymns to sing as they work throughout the day.  This is great, especially considering the hymns that many Africans sing are of a more Pentecostal variety.  Help Lutherans in Africa sing Lutheran hymns.

Buy the French hymnals by clicking here.

Have CPH send the hymnals to:

Lutherans in Africa, c/o Deanie Stephens, 5650 Guhn Road #124 Houston 77040

CPH has around 500 in stock.  Let’s get them over to Africa!  I have personally purchased 20 and had them sent for a total cost of $110.  (only $10 for shipping!)



About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Help Lutherans in Africa get French Hymnals for $5 a piece! — 14 Comments

  1. Pastor Scheer,
    Do you happen to know what countries in Africa that these hymnals will be sent?

    parlez vous français?

  2. Je peux les distribuer parmi tous les pays francophone en Afrique comme Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, RDC, Burundi, Rwanda, et aux autres.

  3. I just called Deanie Stephens at 713-688-1333. She said it would be helpful to add “Hallmark Office Products” to the shipping information in addition to “Lutherans in Africa.” She said the hymnals and other resources would be gathered and stored in her warehouse until they are shipped in a couple of months. Her son, an architect, is working with Pastor May. Perhaps Pastor May would let us know what other items are most needed. (We ordered 100 hymnals, shipping to be determined. Let us hope we will soon see “out of stock” at CPH.) Thank you, Pastor Scheer, for alerting us to this opportunity.

  4. My congregation is thinking about buying all that cph has left. Do you have a phone number of Lutherans for Africa so I can know if we can go ahead and ship it through them? By the way I am one of the contributors to that hymnal and French is my 1st language. Email me their phone if it has to remain non public. Thanks.

  5. Do buy these hymnals! It’s a great price.
    Just to clarify. CPH didn’t publish the hymnal.
    Lutheran Church – Canada published the hymnal.
    CPH stocks the books, until you buy them all up for Africa!

  6. I have a congolese pastor I want to send some of these hymnals to. He is Rev. Ilunga Kendi Evariste in Kananga DRC. He is currently in touch with Gary Schulte, Area Director for West and Central Africa.

  7. This is Deanie Stephens. I have the warehouse (Hallmark Office Products) where the hymnals will be stored until sent over in a container. The telephone number on this is my office & I’m not here at times, so I’m giving my cell # in case anyone needs me. It’s 713-305-1904..
    Gods Blessings to each of you!!

  8. Well done, Pastor Scheer, and everyone who took part in this effort.
    I ordered a quantity of these hymnals on 4 Nov. Today I was informed by CPH that my order was cancelled on 18 Nov., because there were no more copies available. That means the goal of buying all available issues has been reached. I am sorry that it was done without my participation, but the important thing is to get these book to our brothers and sisters in Africa.
    Peace and Joy!
    George A. Marquart

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.