2017–2019 Mission Grant 6
Lutheran Children’s Books for Families Worldwide
Lutheran Heritage Foundation
Lutheran churches, missionaries, and new Christian families around the world will be provided with Bible story books, translated into their languages that teach children about Jesus. These brightly illustrated books, such as A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories and Bible Stories in Pictures, are given free of charge to the parents and missionaries who need them.
WHEREAS, People were bringing babies to Jesus for Him to bless them, and Jesus called the children to Him saying, But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16); and
WHEREAS, With the growth of Lutheran churches and missions around the world, new Christian parents want to teach their children about their Lord Jesus Christ but lack Lutheran Bible storybooks in their own languages; and
WHEREAS, Lutheran missionaries and church leaders worldwide have expressed a deep need for Lutheran materials, printed in the native languages of the people they serve, so that they may better share the Lutheran faith with families in their care; and
WHEREAS, The Lutheran Heritage Foundation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization (RSO), has for 25 years vigorously fulfilled its mission of translating, publishing, and distributing Lutheran books (including A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories and Bible Stories in Pictures) into more than 90 languages, giving LCMS missionaries, pastors, and families the tools they need to introduce children to Jesus; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Lutheran Children’s Books for Families Worldwide.