“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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Back to PNG – ‘life-shaping’

It was 50 years since I last walked on Papua New Guinea’s rich, life filled soil. I was born there, the child of mission parents almost 53 years previously. My parents were sent by our Church to establish new schools in remote communities. After returning to Australia my sisters and I grew up on PNG stories. Those stories […]

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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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Love in action

Kate Wilson spent a month volunteering at Bethany Home in Malaysia this year. This is her story. I first heard about overseas mission’s trips when I was in high school and God put it in my heart to pursue this…one day…when I was ready. After four years studying at university, five years working as an […]

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