Building relationships on the gospel

Colin and Ruth Hayter previously served as teachers in PNG with the Lutheran church. In recent years, they have served as volunteer program assistants for LCA International Mission (LCAIM), giving their time, love and deep commitment to the mission of God carried out by the LCA across the borders of our country. They would often […]

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What I will miss in Cambodia

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ … And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God… we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because […]

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The value of connections

33 years ago I watched the verdant mountains of the Markham Valley recede into the distance and, in my heart, I said goodbye to my home. I was fourteen years old. New Guinea had been my life; a life full of adventure and freedom and family and fun. Since then, in the intervening years, I […]

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Will I answer that calling?

Volunteering through LCA International Mission comes in all shapes and forms and allows people to use their God-given gifts to serve others, in Australia and overseas. The act of serving lets us see outside of ourselves and often results in joys multiplied. In November, 2017 Arthur Hall volunteered to serve in Papua New Guinea by […]

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God’s Spirit dancing!

The end of their scholarship time in Australia was fast coming to a close and Jon Saragih and Jonriahman Sipayung had been requesting the visit more frequently each time we met and were eager to have the opportunity to spend some time with someone they admired and respected. I knew that Clem was unwell, but […]

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Nepal floods

Many of you may have read of the recent floods that have struck Nepal. Reverend Joseph Soren, a leader in the Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church and a scholarship holder in Australia last year, has emailed regarding the sad news that Nepal has been facing a severe natural disaster due to continued heavy rains last week […]

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Ministry bears amazing fruit

In 2015 LCA International Mission sought a significant way to recognise the 50th birthday of the LCA and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The general brief was to focus on intercultural youth leadership development, with the involvement of young adults from the LCA and our overseas partner churches. Partnering with Grow Ministries, LCA International […]

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