The country programs you support through LCA International Mission vary each year. Here are some of the programs you are partnering with.

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS COUNTRY

Malaysia (Peninsula)

Visit our Malaysia (Peninsula) page.

  • Support for training of ministry leaders and support for the wide ranging holistic ministry programs of the new and emerging Lutheran Church in Cambodia
  • Two short-term scholarships at ALC for two pastors of the Lutheran Church in Cambodia
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology
  • Ministry coordinator Mr Kong Chak Mun from the Lutheran Church in Singapore (serving in Cambodia)
  • Volunteers
  • Ministry Support for Lutheran Church work among indigenous people
  • Scholarship for short-term scholarship for Jeffrey Raja (ELCM) at ALC
  • Short-term scholarships in Australian Lutheran schools for Early Learning and Pre-school education for Denise Gan (LCM)
  • Two pastors: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology

Cambodia

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  • Support for training of ministry leaders and support for the wide ranging holistic ministry programs of the new and emerging Lutheran Church in Cambodia
  • Two short-term scholarships at ALC for two pastors of the Lutheran Church in Cambodia
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology
  • Ministry coordinator Mr Kong Chak Mun from the Lutheran Church in Singapore (serving in Cambodia)
  • Volunteers

Papua New Guinea

Visit our Papua New Guinea page.

  • Australian staff serving in PNG – Rev Greg Schiller (Ogelbeng Seminary), Nick Schwarz (Melanesian Institute), Mick Hauser (martin Luther Seminary), Hanna Schulz (LBTA)
  • Administration and Support for Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG)
  • Ministry programs of the ELCPNG
  • Scholarship for Rev Gabriel Sogimo. Rev Sogimo is currently lecturing at Ogelbeng Highlands Seminary Mt Hagen, PNG. He will come to study at Australian Luther College
  • Doctoral Scholarship for Rev Jack Urame. Rev Urame is currently serving as a researcher at the Melanesian Institute in Goroka, PNG. He will study part time through the Divine Word University in Madang, PNG.
  • Retreat for Australian staff in PNG
  • Training of Pastors and leaders in ELCPNG for Reconciliation Ministry
  • General shipping/freight costs (medical supplies, birthing kits, books)
  • Parish nursing course
  • Library books for seminaries
  • Birthing kits
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology

Indonesia

  • Rev Naomi Simarmata, Huria Kristen Indonesia (HKI) doctoral studies in-country
  • Sabbatical leave for lecturer from Indonesia Lutheran Seminary to study at ALC
  • Prison Ministry Mission conducted by students and staff of Abdi Sabda seminary
  • Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Indonesia National Committee – representing all 13 Lutheran churches in Indonesia – support provided for Workshops / Conferences / Translations of Lutheran identity publications
  • Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Indonesia National Committee – National education secretariat and education reform
  • Training of Pastors and leaders in Reconciliation Ministry
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology
  • Library books for seminaries
  • In-country Masters of Theology scholarships for Rev Esrom Kasirebbep
  • In-country scholarship for Indonesian pastor
  • Four lecturers: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference

Malaysia Sabah

  • Lutheran Study Centre, at Sabah Theological Seminary (Lutheran theology)
  • Youth Programmes Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM) – ministry to indigenous youth
  • Pastor: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference

Myanmar

Visit our Myanmar page.

  • Support for teaching in Lutheran theology
  • Scholarship in Masters of Theological Studies for MEC pastor at Trinity Theological College (Singapore)
  • Two pastors: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference

Singapore

  • Rev Samuel Wang & family from Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) scholarship for Doctor of Theology at ALC (3 years)
  • Partnership support for LCS ministry and mission in Cambodia
  • Pastor: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology

Thailand

  • Scholarships for three students studying at Lutheran Seminary of Thailand
  • Ministry and mission to the Lua people in the Nan Province, in partnership with Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT); this includes salaries for the evangelists working in the Nan region
  • Pastor: sponsorship to attend Luther@500 conference
  • Training of Pastors and leaders in Reconciliation Ministry

Nepal

  • Rev Joseph Soren Lutheran Church of Nepal short term scholarship at ALC

Other Countries

Burundi

  • Support for Theological training of three pastors, for the new and emerging Evangelical Church in Burundi, Africa

Mekong Region

  • Support for programs scholarships, Christian literature, short term theological training courses for emerging churches in the Mekong region, through the Mekong Mission Forum (MMF)
  • Women’s Ministry conference and LCA presenter

Other Program Support

  • Library Grants for Seminaries in; Thailand, Indonesia (GKLI, HKBP, Abdi Sabda), Malaysia and PNG
  • Guest lecturers in Lutheran theology to partner church seminaries
  • Support for Lutheran Bible Translators (LBTA) – Hanna Schulz (PNG), Margaret Mickan (Northern Territory, Australia)
  • Development of the best practice for sustainable support and growth of African ministry in Australia and the links with the Lutheran churches in African nations such as Burundi, South Sudan and Congo
  • Mission promotions and publications such as this website and Border Crossings

MALAYSIA FACT SHEET

Please download and print this handy reference, so your congregation and community can learn more about partnering in God's mission in Malaysia.

MALAYSIAN MISSION EXPERIENCES FOR YOU

Please pray. Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive updates and prayer points. Simply go to www.lca.org.au/enews, add your email address and select LCA International Mission. Done!

Talk to me (Erin, contact details below) about a Malaysian partnership. You can pray for your partners in mission, raise funds for projects, and receive updates about the exciting work God is doing among the people you support. (You’ll gain more than you give, you know.)

Your financial gifts are always needed and appreciated. Visit our Direct Donate page and select the Malaysian projects God is nudging you to support. If you don't like donating via websites, visit our Donation information page for other options. Or call me (Erin) and I’ll help you to donate any way you want.

Want the face-to-face experience? Sure! You can join a mission team or create one from your congregation, school or small group, even your family. Or you can volunteer to teach English or computing for short stints, or do the handyman thing. Do you think God might be calling you to serve in Malaysia? Call me (Erin) to talk about it.

Hi, I'm Erin. I’m here to help you and encourage you to join God’s mission in Malaysia.

CONTACT ME

Email: erin.kerber@lca.org.au
Phone: 08 8267 7300