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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PNG gives thanks for Greg Schiller

It was indeed a thanks giving service. The seminary community with some partners from the surrounding Community’s and guests celebrated God’s goodness and faithfulness upon a life committed to the proclamation of the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ and the strengthening of Christian faith and the development of the Lutheran church in PNG. […]

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Church is not a building but the people of God

During October and November 2015, Matt and I volunteered to teach English in Indonesia. I studied Indonesian at university and was teaching it at Living Waters Lutheran Primary School, Alice Springs. While still at university, I had a desire to use my language skills abroad. I therefore had spoken with Glenice Hartwich about mission opportunities […]

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Lifestyles of reconciliation

James Kerber is four years into a five-year double degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Passionate about youth ministry, James joined his father, Rev Paul Kerber, for a week in North Sumatra, Indonesia, teaching on lifestyles of reconciliation with people from our Lutheran overseas partner churches. Pastor Kerber is the LCA Assistant to the Bishop, […]

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Blessings of Lessons with Singing Angels

After volunteering at the largest Lutheran seminary in Indonesia in 2014, Marilyn (Mal) and John Morgan returned in July and August this year to serve as volunteer English teachers at the Bible Frau School at Laguboti, North Sumatra. It seemed as though we had been driving for hours through the forests and in the mountains […]

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We need teachers of English

Reverend Neville Otto and Glenice Hartwich hear this request nearly every time they meet with people from our Lutheran overseas partner churches. Learning English helps people to get jobs and to engage with people from other countries – particularly important for pastors and churchy leaders. In addition, English classes are a way to build bridges […]

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From my Journal

My eleventh visit to Deborah Orphanage in North Sumatra, was from 29 June to 19 August 2014. The Hulme family from Para Vista came to North Sumatra this year; Bruce, Sonia, five children from twelve to four, and Sonia’s cousin, Vicki Sumner. They were definitely the right people for the venture, culturally sensitive, ready to […]

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A holy unsettling

Our family’s growing cross-cultural awareness and engagement took a big step forwards in July. Together with Sonia’s cousin Vicki, we spent two weeks at Panti Asuhan (literally, ‘house of help’) Debora in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. LCA volunteer Rosemary Winderlich took us all under her wing—no small feat with five children aged between four and twelve! […]

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Teachers teaching teachers

We’re all learners, even though of us who are teachers. A great way that a teacher can learn is by visiting schools in other countries and watching their educators teach. This open attitude to two-way discovery and learning is the foundation for a thriving partnership between St John’s Lutheran School, Highgate, and the schools in […]

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Mission in song

‘Since childhood, sincere and enthusiastic mission-minded mentors left deep impressions’, Norm Auricht said, ‘the exemplary leaders were in our homes, in field work at Hermannsburg, Bethesda and Papua New Guinea’. Norm was a teacher at Tanunda Lutheran School and was first ispired by vibrant and sustained images from direct contact at Mission Festivals, deputation evenings […]

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