Latest News as of January 28, 2016

LHM Begins Gospel Outreach in Turkey
God is calling Lutheran Hour Ministries to reach out in new ways in a land that first heard the Gospel during the time of Paul.

Download LHM's Lenten Devotions Today!
Add depth and perspective to the Easter season. Lenten Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries in English and Spanish are available now to begin your reflection on Jesus' ministry and passion.

Upcoming Bible Study Aimed at Those in Tough Circumstances
A soon-to-be released printed resource from Lutheran Hour Ministries tackles the reality that our situation is usually the result of our own choices, however wise or unwise. Just as with the prodigal son in Jesus' parable, our heavenly Father has a message of hope and restoration for us.

Not Too Early to Plan: 2016 Men's NetWork WORK DAY
On Saturday, April 30, the fourth Men's NetWork WORK DAY will be in full swing across North America. The task here is simple: get together with your men's group and come up with a game plan for what you can do for someone in your community who may be outside the church.

Bring LHM's Personal Witnessing Program to Your Church
Take advantage of a limited time discount to host a MISSION U course that will equip your congregation members with the tools and training needed to reach people with the real news of Jesus.

LHM - Cameroon Shares Christmas Joy with Orphaned and Abandoned Children
Lutheran Hour Ministries' outreach center in Cameroon shines the light of the newborn Savior with children who live on the streets of the nation's capital.

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Lutheran Hour Ministries
Eligible Thrivent members are designated Choice Dollars at various times throughout the year that can then be directed to thousands of nonprofit organizations nationwide. Choice Dollars designated to you during 2015 can be directed until March 31, 2016.

Ministry Prayer Needs

New Outreach: Turkey
The country we know as Turkey was once home to the Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire. Today Turkey is a secular republic governed by a constitution that recognizes no official religion and guarantees freedom of religion and conscience. And although 99.8 percent of Turkey's people are registered as Muslims, it is estimated that just 10 to 15 percent of Turkey's people actively practice Islam. Since Turkey has a population of 80 million, the Turkish people are sometimes referred to as the world's largest unreached people group. In October, Lutheran Hour Ministries initiated outreach activities in Turkey with media programming and print content; LHM is now building partnerships with Christian organizations in Turkey and recruiting indigenous leaders to staff its ministry center. Please ask God to bless the work of LHM in this challenging field.

Pray for Upcoming MISSION U Workshops
In January, Lutheran Hour Ministries will be holding MISSION U workshops in Havana, Ill., Strasburg, Ill., Lacombe, La., and Shawnee, Kan. Please pray for the presenters and participants at these intensive training events. Pray that participants will leave equipped and energized to share the Gospel in their communities.

Pray for Our Country
"I am a Jew who does believe in and am baptized into Christ," a friend of Lutheran Hour Ministries wrote to us recently. "I have given up reading the news," he said—primarily because he has become disturbed over the rhetoric politicians have begun using in reference to Muslims. "Please round up everyone at LHM and get them praying for our country—specifically that the Lord would actually protect ALL people who live here and that we don't punish anyone simply because he or she is Muslim or Arab or Jewish—or whatever." Please join LHM in praying these blessings upon the United States and Canada—and for the peace and safety of everyone who calls one of these countries home.


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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January 31, 2016
If Jesus Had Stayed
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
God wants us to love Him in response to His love for us.

February 7, 2016
It's Best to Be with Jesus

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz
Life is not a do-it-yourself project. To live life to its fullest, we need Jesus.

February 14, 2016
Call on Him

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Everyone? Yes!

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