Passing on the faith

Passing on the faith from mother to daughter took on new meaning for Kathy Bensted and her daughter Emily, when Kathy served as speaker for the Women’s Ministry Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, in October. Women from the four Lutheran churches in Myanmar gathered to be encouraged in their faith and to learn from the life […]

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Holy Spirit burns in young hearts

Recently my wife Kathy, along with our daughter Emily, was invited by LCA International Mission to teach at the women’s ministry conference in Myanmar. I also had the blessing of visiting this beautiful country with my son Adam and friend Karl Rau. While the women were at the conference, we were invited by Pastor James […]

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‘Border Crossings’ Issue 20

In this latest issue of Border Crossings, read another story about the amazing growth of the fledgling Lutheran churches in Cambodia as more and more people are coming to know Jesus; meet Scotty the dog, who’s supporting our mission worker Mick Hauser in Papua New Guinea; and much more. Please join us and either read […]

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News so good they have to share

It was a moving moment to step out of the bus and see for the first time the new church built in the Kampong Cham Province in Cambodia, primarily from funds provided by LCA congregations in Epping and Newcastle NSW and Woden ACT. Just 12 months earlier we stood under a tree on the same […]

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The missional drip

Drip…drip…drip! It has to be one of life’s most annoying sounds when you are sleeping. You try to ignore it, but no amount of pillow hugging, thinking random thoughts or covering your ears can take away that persistent sound.  Drip.  Drip. Drip! The dripping only stops when you get out of bed and do something […]

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Home is where our heart is

If the crowded streets of Phnom Penh, with their overloaded motorbikes and dusty, open shopfronts, are a world away from Canberra, then the village of Tang Krang in Kampong Cham province is once removed again. Here, the daily routines were vastly different to back home. We watched a boy bring three cows past each lunchtime; […]

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Gateway to hope

Pastor Mark Schultz from LifeWay Lutheran Church, Epping and Newcastle, recently led a team of volunteers to the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s (LCC) new outreach point in Tang Krang village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. The team comprised people mainly from LifeWay and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden ACT. The two congregations funded building a manse and […]

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