Hands on

Papua New Guinea. It conjures up a stack of visuals in under a minute, doesn’t it? Marketers call these ‘top of mind’ images. Randomly unprioritised, seemingly trivial concepts of this independent neighbour of ours, under an hour away by high-speed boat from the very tip of Australia. What’s yours? My quick ones, in no particular […]

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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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‘Love Cambodia’ Issue 1

VocalHeart (VH), a group of volunteer musicians from Singapore went on a music mission to Lutheran World Mission‟s church in Kampong Chhnang, north of Phnom Penh from April 27 to May 1. The mission team of eight VocalHearts and seven supporters ran a 4-day Music & Mime Camp where five courses – keyboard, guitar, harmonica, […]

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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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Another mustard seed miracle

For a week we had been at Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, making plans to set up a Lutheran Study Centre at the request of the Lutheran bishops of Malaysia and Singapore. This centre is to serve students who come to STS from many parts of South East Asia and to […]

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Lutheran Women of Australia lead the way in mission

Evidence of the hard work and generosity of Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) was a highlight of the mid-triennium meeting of the recent LWA Council in Adelaide. Over the last twelve months LWA contributed almost $80,000 towards Board for Mission projects, including an orphanage in Indonesia and assistance for children and people with disabilities in […]

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Missionary caught in Thai floods

The Board for Mission has called for urgent prayer support for the LCA’s missionary serving in northern Thailand. Pastor Simon Mackenzie and his wife Oiy lost many of their possessions in a flash flood that devastated the area in which they are serving. Pastor Mackenzie, Oiy and their two-year-old son Aussie are safe in a […]

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Pray for me and my boys

A smile lights up Rosmah’s face as she sits in the office of the Vice Principal of Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) and shares her story. But her lips begin to tremble as she asks us to pray for her and her boys – Jimie and Joshua. Rosmah is one of the Orang Asli – indigenous […]

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Donations come in many forms

Riverland farmer Lou Moss has found an innovative way to support God’s work in overseas communities — by selling his homegrown apricots. In 2004 Lou, a member of the New Residence congregation in the Barmera parish, South Australia, embarked on his first trip to the Mango Tree Rehabilitation Centre in Tonga to work with children […]

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Lutheran schools – a new way of serving and learning

Lutheran schools are different from other schools. The chief task of Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) is to uphold and promote the gospel in the schools of the LCA. But in the day-to-day business of providing excellent education to over 36,500 students — some of whom are Christian and many of whom are not — it […]

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