On Pentecost Sunday, the congregation of Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Almaty, Kazakhstan, celebrated the calling to faith through the power of the Holy Spirit through Holy Baptism. Pastor Alexander Burthev baptized two people. The congregation also had 15 people confirm their baptismal faith in the rite of confirmation.
The theological education efforts in Eurasia help train an average of 250 full time students and hundreds of other students in collaboration with seven seminaries in the region, including in England, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan and Latvia.
Did you know that Johann Sebastian Bach was a Lutheran? Did you know that LCMS musicians and missionaries are using Bach’s music as outreach? Check out this story from The Lutheran Witness.
“October 2009 gave me plenty of reason to be glad and rejoice, along with the Evangelical Lutheran Center-Kazakhstan, the national church. Praise God for His works and deeds in His church in Kazakhstan! “On Oct. 18, the Lutheran Church of Christ the Savior (LCCS), mother church of the ELC, celebrated 15 years! I was quite [...]