Partnerships that strengthen faith and love

The transforming power of God is truly evident in the life of the newly elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand (ELCT). On Friday the 1st April 2011 at the General Assembly of the ELCT in Bangkok, Rev Dr Banjob Kusawadee was installed (for a new and second time!) as the Bishop of […]

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Japanese Lutherans give generously

A tsunami-disrupted visit to Asian and Australian Lutheran churches by leaders of Japan’s tiny Kinki Evangelical Lutheran Church was finally able to go ahead in December, when Adelaide hosted the group for three ‘days of discovery and grace’. Osaka-based President Rev Shigeo Sueoka, Vice President Rev Hagenonshita Terumitsu and Secretary of the Department of Overseas […]

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Australian Lutherans pray for Japan

On 11 March Rev Neville Otto and Mrs Heidi Smith joined with Lutherans from Japan and elsewhere in Asia to pray for the people of Japan. Mrs Smith and Pastor Otto were representing the LCA at the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Asian Church Leaders Conference in Kuala Lumpur as news of the devastating earthquake and […]

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Precious Cargo

Despite the trying natural and man-made conditions around them, the Orang Asli people of Malaysia are finding hope, strength and love in the Messiah they have been introduced to. Water sprays along the side of the speeding boat as we travel toward the distant huts perched on the raised ledges of the islands in the […]

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Experiencing God’s great love

Om Khom (Aunty Khom) is an elderly lady living alone. Her right eye was hurt by a bullet during the Khmer Rouge regime and her left eye was unable to open unless she pries it open whenever she needs to see. As such she is not able to work in the field and, with advancing […]

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First time veteran

Friday, January 7, 2011. 8am. Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport….. Ten expectant faces looked at me. “Okay, this is it”, I thought. This was quickly followed by a tumble of other thoughts…. “Do I have the tickets and my passport?” “Do I have enough spare batteries?” “Do I have enough clean underwear!!??” With the help […]

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Thank you for all you did

Dorothy Heller returned to Papua New Guinea after 40 years and was touched by the commitment and vision of women in the Church In November last year, I realised my dream of returning to Papua New Guinea to show my husband, John, where I had lived and worked at Baitabag Girls School in the 1960s. […]

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