Is God calling you to PNG?

The people of the Lutheran churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) hold a special place in the hearts of many LCA/NZ members. In fact, our history cannot be fully told without constant reference to our mission partnership in PNG and the many LCA people who have served there since 1886. What began as a mother-child […]

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Spreading the Word

There are 7361 known living languages, including sign languages, in use in the world right now. However, readers of only 683 of these languages have the complete Bible available, with another 1534 languages having just a New Testament translation. While there is translation and/or linguistic development happening in 2658 languages across more than 170 countries, […]

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Congregations affected by new regulations

Any LCA congregation which supports an overseas organisation or conducts activities overseas is now responsible for ensuring its donations and other forms of support get to the right places and in the right way. Coming into effect in July this year, new government regulations are intended to minimise the risk of children and other vulnerable […]

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God’s real miracle

I’m Rina Tobing, a 12th grade student who attends HKBP P.Siantar High School. Life is not as easy as we think, and it is not as difficult as we feel. It has lots of twists and turns we never planned. I have always believe in Jesus. He is the light of my path and his […]

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Translating God’s Word

South Asia is a captivating place which overwhelms the senses with its vast crowds, loud noises, vibrant colours, spicy food, and overpowering smells. There are thousands of distinct people groups who speak hundreds of different languages in this region. The majority of people follow Hinduism or Islam, meaning that most people have not heard the […]

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Myanmar Lutherans pitch in to help flood victims

Myanmar Lutherans are pitching in to alleviate the impact of severe flooding, which has devastated central and southern regions of the country since the onset of the monsoon season. Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) International Mission is seeking urgent prayer and financial support from LCA/NZ members. Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Myanmar, the […]

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Connecting lives to the gospel

We thank the Lutheran Women of Australia, for their support of the LCA International Mission scholarship program. This has allowed the further training of pastors and lay people in Lutheran theology from our overseas partner churches. In the past year, the following people have been recipients of an LCA International Mission scholarship: Emmanuel Som Yalamu […]

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Growing young leaders

Where have all the young people gone? I wonder whether this is the wrong question to ask. Imagine a farmer standing arms folded and asking, ‘Who didn’t shut the gate?’, while watching his sheep flee up the road and onto the highway. Would he not instead close the gate to protect the sheep still in […]

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Bless those who hurt you

Some of you may remember a situation in which a Christian celebrity tried to ‘reach out’ to non-believers by posting a passage of scripture on social media that focused on God’s law – revealing the condemnation awaiting those who refuse to repent. Although his post included words of Scripture, do you think it was a […]

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