Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Progress Report

The goal of the Kenyan Hymnal Project is to develop and produce the first official hymnal for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya. The project is an official request of the ELCK and is supported by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

We are reaching the final stages of the hymnal project.

· Thirty hymns have been translated into Swahili.

· Translations of Rites for Marriage, Confirmation, Funeral, and Baptism are nearly finished.

· Artwork for the cover of the hymnal is complete.

We anticipate being ready to print in January 2012, with a first printing of 20,000 copies.

This is an exciting mission project, and we invite you to participate with your donation. The cost per book will be about $4.00 US; however, for this to be within reach of Kenyan Lutherans, each book will have to be underwritten so that an individual or a parish could purchase a copy for the equivalent of $1 US.

A gift of $100 will underwrite approximately 34 hymnals

$500 …167 hymnals

$750…250 hymnals

1 comment:

  1. Greetings! I am interested in the Kenyan hymnal project after seeing the article in the LW. I want to mention it at our next elders meeting at Zion West in Omaha. What is the status of funding for the 20,000 first printing in January? Thanks be to God for this wonderful work!

    By Grace,
    Bill Grose