Honouring mission friends at Wantok Place

Rarities, mysteries, culturally significant pieces and items of high monetary value are among an LCA collection of ‘extraordinary’ artefacts, which will be relaunched in a new home with a new name in June. The artefacts, predominantly from Papua New Guinea (PNG), which had been housed in the Louise Flierl Mission Museum at Hahndorf in the […]

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Leap of faith changes lives

I was part of a group of five people from three Adelaide Hills Lutheran churches which recently visited the Nan district in northern Thailand. Our mission was to construct a hothouse on the church farm with evangelists from surrounding villages. The sale of the produce from the hothouse will provide income to support the training […]

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Global Connections – How we teach and Learn

Have you ever considered what education is like in other parts of the world? What would a classroom full of students look like in Kenya, Finland, India, Brazil or Indonesia? What style of teaching and learning occurs in these classrooms? What is considered to be successful in teaching and learning practices? The crux of considering […]

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It’s God’s Work

In Acts 16 the apostle Paul had a vision where the ‘men of Macedonia’ appeared before him and said, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ Concluding that God was calling him to go and preach the gospel there, Paul immediately packed up and went to serve in Macedonia. Not many of us have such […]

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Blessed outside my comfort zone

There are a few things I struggle with, including change, new people and new places. So when I felt called to apply for the Grow Leadership program, which would include spending time in a country I had never visited with people I had never met, I wasn’t sure how I would cope. Thankfully God’s plans […]

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can you help solve this mystery?

Do you know anything about the history of this carved stone figure? If so, we need your help! The figure is one of the most unusual objects in a collection of Papua New Guinea artefacts in the care of the LCA’s international mission museum, which recently relocated from Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills to North […]

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I now know Jesus’ love

Visit the café at Bethany Home, Malaysia, and you will be welcomed by the radiating smiles of the young people who serve there and by their teacher, Rajesh. Rajesh began work at Bethany Home sixteen years ago. At that time, she did not know anything about working with young people who have disabilities, but needed […]

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strength in community

In February 2018, Chris Sumner and Pastor Michael Dutschke travelled to the Nan district in Thailand with Erin Kerber (LCA International Mission Program Officer) to look, listen and learn. Their mission was to discover how we could partner with the local Lutheran church leaders in the Nan district, to give them a hand up with […]

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Teaming up for ministry education

My name is Emmanuel Som Yalamu. I am an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC–PNG). I am originally from Siassi District, one of the 17 districts of ELC–PNG. I am married to Linda and we are blessed with three children, Samarita, 12, Petryn, 8, and Roland Dean, 1. I […]

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Nomads no more

As our Australian and New Zealand societies increasingly thumb their nose at the gospel and treat any mention of Jesus as ‘old hat’, it can be difficult for us to understand just how welcome the gospel can be. But that has been the experience of Pastor Hutagalung, who serves in the remote province of Jambi […]

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