One shirt between two

When my husband Roger and I were in Preah Vihear, Northern Cambodia, a woman came to the World Vision office seeking help. Her two young grandsons lived with her because their mother had died. They only had one shirt between them, so they took it in turns to go to school because you need to […]

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LSF youth go to Sabah

What were our experiences in meeting young people and observing youth ministry in Sabah? We were challenged to learn new skills and build on established ones. We spent time with both the youth and their coordinators, sharing, through our translators, the similarities and differences between youth programs in Sabah and those in Victoria (eg Christian […]

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God’s mission is a blessing

Growing up as a pastor’s kid had its advantages. When church dignitaries from the USA visited Australia, we got to meet them. When Nestlé introduced and sponsored instant coffee and Ideal Milk at the 1956 convention of Synod, we got to try it. When two Papua New Guineans came down with Missionary Keith Nagel, they […]

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Vietnamese Cold Rolls

Ingredients 50g Vermicelli noodles (broken) 1 tbs cooking oil 2 chicken breast fillets (350g) or thinly sliced booked BBQ chicken 1/2 BBQ chicken Small red capsicum, thinly sliced 1 cup bean sprouts 2 tbs chopped mint 2 tbs chopped coriander 1 tbs plum sauce 2 tbs fish sauce 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce Juice of […]

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But I’ve Retired from Teaching!

This was one of the thoughts that first came to mind when Julian Pfitzner was asked to teach a three week English course for students at a seminary in Indonesia. Julian takes up the story… On 12 July, Glenice Hartwich asked me, if I and someone else, would be interested in taking a three week […]

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The soul of the port – seamen in Singapore

The International Lutheran Seafarers’ Mission (ILSM) has been an outreach program of the Lutheran Church in Singapore since 1991. The church took up the challenge and the call of our Lord when he said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into […]

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Singapore Noodles

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 tbp cooking oil 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbs finely slivered ginger Saucepan of boiling water Pinch salt 4-6 vermicelli nests 2 cup s of cooked chicken, beef, pork or prawns (diced) 1 cup of sliced spring onions 1/2 red pepper diced 1 tsp of minced chilli (if preferred) 2 tbs […]

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Prawns and Green Curry

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tbs oil 1 kg green prawns (shelled) 3 shallots (peeled and sliced) 3 tbs red curry paste 2 cans of (Lite) coconut cream 1 tbs  fish sauce 3 kaffir lime leaves (cut in thin strips) 500 gms green beans (cut in half) 1 red chilli (chopped finely) salt to taste Method […]

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Revolving Pigs in Church

Men shuffled slowly into the church and sat on one side puffing on their cigarettes, while women and children sat on the other side staring back at me with wry smiles as I sat facing them from the front of the church. Together with the pastor of the Lumban Julu congregation and Pastor Rein Justin, […]

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Hospitality, Hard Work and Passion

I am a firm believer that the best, most enduring travel memories are formed largely by the people you meet along the way. The best way to experience another country and its culture is to meet people in their daily lives, to see the world from their perspective and to walk in their shoes for […]

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