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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God’s wonders celebrated at Luther Seminary in Thailand

It was a fourfold celebration that Friday afternoon in the lovely chapel at Luther Seminary Thailand in Bangkok: First and foremost, as this was 24 March, the eve of the Annunciation festival, we celebrated the Archangel Gabriel’s announcement to the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Christchild. ‘For with God nothing will be impossible.’ […]

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Blessed by culture change

Through LCA International Mission Volunteers in Mission program I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Thailand to experience the way people are serving others in Bangkok. Last December I volunteered at Home of Grace, which supports unmarried pregnant women, mothers and babies. I felt a childlike sense of wonder learning about Thai culture. One […]

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“Here am I. Send me!”

Unsure of what you want to do after high school? Do you want to strengthen your relationship with God? Travel overseas? Throughout my final year of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do for further study; most young people would know the feeling. I contemplated going straight into university, however it’s […]

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From Slippery Slopes to a Firm Foundation

How did we find ourselves being ushered through the Diplomat’s queueless desk at Yangon airport, to being met by a throng of excited smiling people with bunches of flowers and becoming the centre point for many photos? How was it that we were honoured like royalty? This was the love, respect and hospitality of the […]

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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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