PNG missionaries reunion

In mid October around 80 former missionaries to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and other supporters gathered for a weekend reunion and mission celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pasadena, Adelaide. Visitors came from as far afield as Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. They were joined by six guests from the Siassi Islands, members of the Evangelical […]

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Hands on

For the past two years, Stu Robertson, friend and encourager, has creatively prepared inspirational and captivating newsletters on the life and volunteer work of Stan and Gwen Dudgeon as they work as volunteers in Papua New Guinea. Stu shares his insights and images gleaned over these past two years as he has shared in the […]

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The Road Ahead

‘You are confronted with poverty, family displacement, hardship. Families living in this area are just trying to survive. ‘But they are happy and always smiling. They would give you the shirt off their back’, explains Simon King. Simon recently returned home to Australia after evaluating progress in Baan Den since the two-week mission trip in […]

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Asian partners rally to support flood victims

Seventeen of Cambodia’s twenty-four provinces are experiencing the worst flooding in over a decade. Over a million people are affected, and more than 100,000 families (500,000 people) displaced, and these numbers are expected to rise. Many homes have been badly flooded, and in some areas they have been washed away entirely. With formerly safe places also flooded, […]

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Pad Thai

Serves 4 Ingredients 200g dry Pad Thai rice noodles 400g cooked/ boiled chicken (chopped finely) 250g cooked prawn meat (optional) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 small onions, peeled and sliced 1 capsicum sliced 1 tsp chilli flakes / or 2 fresh green chillies finely chopped 1-2 tbsp peanut oil (can be substituted) 2 tbsp […]

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Two Nations United

Through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, 13 women (including myself) from the St Johns Lutheran Church, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, went on an outreach journey to South Australia’s Golden Grove Lutheran Church and Primary School in November, 2008. Three from our group had been to Australia before. For the rest, it was their first […]

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Translators in it for the long haul

Bible translation is not as simple as it might first appear. There I not always a word-for-word match. For example, in the Manga Buang language spoken buy a group of Papua New Guinean (PNG) people there are twelve words for the English word ‘carry’. There is a different word for ‘carry on the head’, for […]

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How the Gospel came to Siassi

Australian Lutheran men and women played a major role in mission work on the islands of Siassi in New Guinea. This year 2011 is the 75th anniversary of the Australian Lutheran Mission, which was set up by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (ELCA) in 1936 to send missionaries to the Sepik River area in […]

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