Missionary Simon Mackenzie returns to Australia

New and exciting mission and ministry challenges lie ahead for Pastor Simon Mackenzie who has returned to Australia in October 2013 together with his wife Oiy and son after serving as the LCA missionary with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) since 2005. Simon is now preparing to begin ministry together with Pastor Mark […]

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Lutheran Highlands Seminary

On 24 November a vicar commissioning was held at the Lutheran Highlands Seminary chapel, Mt. Hagen. After three years of theological education at the seminary, these students with their families will spend a practical ministry year under supervision in a congregation. They will return to the seminary again in 2015.

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Learning New Things

After some ‘gentle persuasion’ from Glenice Hartwich, we fearfully flew to Indonesia to teach English in Siantar, North Sumatra, not knowing what to expect. Helen Schubert, my wife Audrey and I learned some things and we’d like to share them with you: Imagine a seminary as big as one of our (LCA) secondary colleges. There […]

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Malaysian Spicy Chicken

Serves 4 Ingredients Paste 8 chicken thighs, bone in 2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp curry powder ¾ tsp salt Water Cooking oil for frying 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 cm ginger, finely grated 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp chilli paste 6 tblsp tomato sauce 2 tblsp palm sugar syrup (honey or sugar syrup) […]

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ACLE draws international visitors

President of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Bishop of Jordan and the Holy Land Rev Dr Munib Younan made his first official visit to Australia as a guest of the LCA and Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) from 25 September to 3 October. Bishop Younan was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the fourth […]

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A rich exchange of faith and cultures

Lhatru, Patras, Samuel and Emmanuel…along with many, many others are all people who you have had a profound effect on. You are helping to encourage them in their faith and to build strong foundations for the Lutheran Churches – their leaders and people in our near neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  Through […]

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Reconciliation among our Lutheran neighbours

In years gone by, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) tended to look to North America and to Europe when locating brothers and sisters in the faith, in terms of fellowship arrangements. We occasionally need reminding that Lutheran churches in South East Asia are our immediate neighbours with whom we have long-standing and close relations […]

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Building a strong partnership

Wayne Beven is one of four Australians currently working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through the partnership of LCA International Mission. Many of his life and work experiences— from birth to boilermaker and manager in Broken Hill (NSW), to owning his own businesses in various locations in South Australia —have shaped and made Wayne Beven […]

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