LTS News 2020,3

Dear LTS Friends,

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10).

In this time of pandemic, it is always good to remember God’s promises. When Peter wrote these words, the situation was another; but we can apply the promises of God to the situation that we are living in. “The God of all grace will make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

With this assurance, I have the pleasure to introduce the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane, Pretoria, South Africa, Newsletter, Issue 2020,3. See attached.

We thank Prof. Dr. Heinz Hiestermann for putting all articles and news together.

The LTS is in need of more support. COVID-19 has affected us as well as many of our donors. See below how you may help us.

Wishing you all God’s blessing, and thank you in advance for your support in prayer and in donations.

Kind regards.

Rev. Carlos Walter Winterle – Rector


If you live in South Africa: Read the bank details and benefits at the end of the Newsletter.

If you live in Europe: Send it via Lutherische Kirchenmission (Bleckmarer Mission) e.V.:
IBAN: DE09 2579 1635 0100 4239 00, BIC: GENODEF1HMN; (Spendenzweck „LTS“)

If you live in North America: Send your donation via St. Philip Lutheran Mission Society – SPLMS. They wrote in their Newsletter:

  • SPLMS remains committed to ensuring that every dollar you donate goes to LTS.
  • In 2019, only 3.9% of incoming funds ($379 total) were used for overhead (wire
    transfer fees, banking fees, website fees, logo design, etc.).
  • All overhead is paid for by the donations of SPLMS board members. 100% of all other donations go to LTS.

Saint Philip Lutheran Mission Society
c/o Rev. Anthony Oliphant, Redeemer Lutheran Church
123 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126

PayPal via

Thrivent Choice

SPLMS can be supported through Thrivent Choice dollars. You can direct Thrivent Choice dollars through or by calling 1-800-THRIVENT.

Amazon Smile

SPLMS can be supported through Amazon Smile, where a small percentage of every purchase goes to designated charities. Go to and search for ‘Saint Philip Lutheran Mission Society’ 

--   Rev. Dr. C. Walter Winterle – Rector  LL.D., D.D., D.D.  Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane  790 Arcadia Street, Arcadia  Pretoria - 0083, SA  081 482 1018  “Our competence comes from God” – 2 Corinthians 3:5