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Lars Olsen Skrefsrud


Lars Olsen Skrefsrud (4 February 1840 – 11 December 1910) was a Norwegian missionary and language researcher in Normisjon). He was followed by the missionary, linguist and folklorist Paul Olaf Bodding. He studied at the missionary school of Johannes Evangelista Goßner in Berlin, where he was prepared for his mission.

Skrefsrud came from the small place of Fåberg north of Lillehammer in Norway. As a young man he was imprisoned for three years, and during his incarceration he became a Christian and started to study both the Bible and languages, and became one of Norway's foremost linguists.

The mission he established in India has grown to a church with over 150,000 members in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam. In the 1950s it became an independent institution - The Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC)

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