Another way in which Prince of Peace is helping not only the students at the seminary in Obot Idim, but also at other Lutheran seminaries around the world, is by participating in the E-Book Project of the Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF). A key to education at any of seminaries that exist in close proximity to the equator at low altitude is the acquisition and maintenance of printed materials. Shipping books to Africa can be extremely difficult and expensive. E-books can be provided in many cases, free of charge, and can be read on a variety of electronic devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. In areas where such devices are not yet available, and where electrical service is not consistent, e-readers such at the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite–which can hold over 1100 books and run on one battery charge for up to 8 weeks!–can be provided.
In January of 2012, Pastor Strawn was sponsored by Prince of Peace and the CLEF to travel Accra, Ghana, to teach a course at the Lutheran Seminary there entitled The Small Catechism using e-readers as the primary resource for the students.The members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) at Prince of Peace have supported these efforts by raising monies for the purchase of e-readers to send overseas, as well as making over a hundred pillow case dresses to distribute where needed.