July 10, 2018

July-August Issue of Layman Shows LHM Poised for the Future
In the July-August issue of The Lutheran Layman, readers will see how LHM is engaging the future in the resources it develops and distributes here in the U.S. and around the world. Whether it involves tools for laity outreach, an increased utilization of social media, or interfacing with communities in digital mission fields, LHM is advancing in several arenas, providing Christ-centered resources and road-tested expertise to help Christians everywhere.

Leading off this issue, Dr. Dale Meyer comments on how "every preacher knows the feeling" of wanting to bring Jesus into the conversation, but how to do that is a challenge sometimes. On the employee front, this is the year Stephen Klinck, longtime director of the LLL of Canada office, is retiring. Dr. Gerry Perschbacher gives him a nice send-off, and we wish him well in his new adventures. Readers will also learn about two programs reaching speakers of foreign languages. One is a SAT-7 TV show called Power Bank, which broadcasts in Arabic from studios in Cairo, Egypt; the other is Sentido Latino, a Spanish-language podcast LHM launched in April for Hispanics in the U.S.

This issue also has a two-page center spread on the Men's NetWork's 2018 WORK DAY. Here you'll find pictures of seven of the groups that did some marvelous work for others in their communities this year. In other news, LHM Learn has launched a couple new online courses: Psalms of Thanks II and one that taps into LHM's popular Online Mission Trip, which went to Cambodia this year. In another piece you'll find out about a new Bible study that will be coming out in the Layman! It will be on different types of prayer. We were also pleased to report a $100,000 check from the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) to be used in support of Middle East and North African ministry. Thank you, ladies!

Among other stories included, readers will find comments from Phil Johnson, chairman of the Int'l LLL Board of Directors; and Kurt Buchholz, president and CEO of LHM.

To check out the current issue online, go to LHM's homepage when you click here; then drop down to the bottom right of the page and you'll find it.

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