Smiles at Hephata

“Hello! Hello!” The smiling man with the missing teeth called cheerily to us every morning – and every time we walked past his sitting place. His warm call and happy grin were guaranteed to make us smile back. But that was normal at Hephata – we were always met with smiling faces and cheerful greetings […]

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Ginger and Honey Chicken

Serves 4 Ingredients 3 tbs oil 2 large onions cut into wedges 2 tsp minced garlic 800g chicken thigh fillets, sliced thinly 5 cm fresh ginger, peeled and cut into fine, thin strips 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder 4 tbs honey 2 tbs fish sauce Ground black pepper to taste 1 red chilli (or […]

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Luther’s catechism gains new traction in Malaysia

Dr Professor Eric Trozzo visited Australian Lutheran College (ALC) in October to discuss the ongoing relationship between ALC and the Sabah Theological Seminary (STS), where he is a lecturer and director of the Lutheran Studies Centre. Since 1988, STS has been training pastors and lay workers for service in the Protestant churches of Sabah, Malaysia’s […]

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my children, your children

To reach Debora Orphanage in North Sumatra, we travel ten hours along the bumpy road from Medan. When we’re almost there, there’s a deep ravine. Down we go, and labour up the other side, perhaps with the help of a winch if the day is wet. Then we turn down a little track, bump through […]

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The heart language

As our church celebrates over 30 years of involvement in Bible translating, Tim Fischer explains how Australian Lutherans have brought God’s word to people in their own languages. On 8 October 2010 Lutheran Bible Translators Australia (LBTA) marked the passing of 30 years since the first meeting of its committee. In 1980 Lutheran Bible Translators […]

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No passports, no idea, no way

We’d retired and settled into a quiet life, spending time with the family, working around the house and garden – filling in time quite nicely, thank you very much. Then bang out of nowhere we were thinking about volunteering overseas to teach English. We’d had friends around for dinner and everything was going as normal […]

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Chicken with Lemon and Dates

ingredients 8 chicken thigh fillets (or other larger pieces of chicken) 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp chopped ginger cracked black pepper & salt extra virgin olive oil 1 unpeeled lemon finely sliced and chopped 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 chopped onions 1 cup water 2 […]

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An Adventure in teaching English

On 15 July 2010, after months of preparation, my husband James and I boarded a plane to Indonesia. Having volunteered for overseas service, a request came via the LCA, asking if we would spend a month helping at Elim Orphanage in North Sumatra. They were looking for help with teaching English to the children and […]

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Young hearts for Jesus

Sophoeurn was baptised by LCA WA District Bishop Greg Pfeiffer in the village of Phum Krus on 11 July 2010. She served as an intern at the Lutheran Life Centre before moving to the Rainbow Student Hostel while studying at Phnom Penh Bible College. Today, Sophoeurn is serving as an evangelist for the Lutheran Church in Cambodia.

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Unity in Diversity

South Australian school students formed part of a unique team assisting Cambodian villagers with medical – and spiritual – first aid. To share the love of Jesus Christ with the people of Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia, a unique team of 90 people from different parts of Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong came together – for […]

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