A crowd had gathered in anticipation of the visit and pressed into the room, sitting cross-legged on the floor, listening intently to the message about Jesus, telling stories of their experiences of being healed following the first visit in February, and now coming forward for anointing and prayer.
For several decades Lutheran women from Australia and other countries served in Papua New Guinea (PNG) training schools and as teachers in the districts and churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG). Mainly they were deaconesses, teachers or the wives of expatriate staff serving as missionaries. Many served in Meri Wok […]
Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 cooked or BBQ chicken; skinned, boned and shredded 200g thin rice noodles 200g snow peas, topped and tailed 200g green beans, topped and tailed and cut in half 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups Thai basil leaves 2 cups mint leaves Juice of 2 limes […]
Building foundations might not necessarily be an activity on the calendar of the women’s fellowship meeting. And they may not easily make the connections to building relationships in Myanmar, Indonesia or Papua New Guinea each time they give, make, bake or buy something at the trading table at their Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) meeting. […]
At Rumah Chrestus, a home in Malaysia for children who have been orphaned or abused, some of the littlies say that prayer is the best part of living there. That’s not surprising really, since Rumah Chrestus means Home of Christ, and the presence of the living Christ is strongly felt in this home, thanks to […]
Have you ever returned to a location after 40 some years of absence? After receiving an invitation in the middle of last year, I was able to do that in September 2014. I went with Glenice Hartwich, to the week-long 14th National Women’s Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG). It […]
A long and colourful procession of Lutheran women, accompanied by men, children and young people, fills the air with joyful singing. Bystanders welcome them with cheers, and shower them with flower petals as they make their way to the assembly area. We are in the mountain region of Boana in Papua New Guinea, where women […]
The LCA has identified the need to work with partner churches to develop capacity of individuals within each country of operation. The partnerships, which are formally documented, are based on needs identified by local people but within the scope of the LCA’s capacity to assist. The National Committee of Lutheran World Federation in Indonesia is the […]