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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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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Our God is a global God

Why is international mission important to God? That was the first question I asked before leaving for Cambodia and Singapore with the GROW Leadership team. Sharing the gospel is a worthy thing to do but why would God call me from my local community and church to travel to a developing country with a haunting […]

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Great work God is doing globally

In 2015 the Board for Mission (now known as LCA International Mission) sought to find a significant way of recognising the celebration of 50 years of union / formation of the LCA (2016) and the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (2017). The general brief was to have a focus on inter-cultural youth leadership development, […]

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Sharing a Treasured Heritage

Have you ever imagined being a museum caretaker, waiting for the sun to go down in the hope that ancient artefacts come alive? Imagine this fantasy world within a tiny museum in the Adelaide Hills housing thousands of extremely rare and valuable antiquities, dating back to pre-Christian times. The real-life caretaker of this museum, John […]

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Meeting God in the unknown

My name is Hanna and I volunteered in Thailand with LCA International Mission. Before I had really looked into volunteering internationally, I thought that mission looked like building houses for people. I asked God how he could possibly think it is a good idea to send me to help someone in need. I spent a […]

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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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