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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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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Sing Unto the Lord

In October I was given the great privilege of attending the Gereja Kristen Protestan Simalungun (GPKS) Festival of Choirs as their guest speaker. This is a two-day festival. Delmi, my minder and interpreter, and I arrived on the Saturday morning well before proceedings began. I was amazed at the colour of their outfits; some were […]

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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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a year of growing

The Grow Leadership team came together for their first intensive at Nunyara Conference Centre in Belair, South Australia. Grow Ministries was supported by other departments of the LCA to provide an opportunity for participants to delve deeper into what leadership is, Lutheran theology and spiritual reflection. Emma Graetz (Grassroots Training) began the journey with two […]

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