If not us, then who?

As a nine-year-old, Ian Kleinig watched a slideshow of children being baptised under trees and he dreamt of being a missionary. It was God’s will that he served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea (PNG) years later and that, in 1966, Pastor Ian arrived in Madras (now Chennai) in India with his wife Enid […]

read more

Doing all through the power of God

Papua New Guinea (PNG), where I work, is Australia’s nearest neighbour, a former Australian territory, and home to about 12% of the world’s languages, which is a lot of languages in one country! It is a diverse, challenging and welcoming country. I work in Gulf Province with the Kope people, where three times a year […]

read more

Spreading the Word

There are 7361 known living languages, including sign languages, in use in the world right now. However, readers of only 683 of these languages have the complete Bible available, with another 1534 languages having just a New Testament translation. While there is translation and/or linguistic development happening in 2658 languages across more than 170 countries, […]

read more

Learning the language of love

South Asia is a captivating place that overwhelms the senses with its vast crowds, loud noises, vibrant colours, spicy food and overpowering smells. There are thousands of distinct groups of people, who speak hundreds of different languages in this region. The majority of people follow Hinduism or Islam, meaning that most people have not heard […]

read more

Change for Bible Translators

The oversight of LCA Bible translation work, including that by Hanna Schulz in Papua New Guinea and Margaret Mickan in the Northern Territory, has changed. Lutheran Bible Translators Australia (LBTA), which has overseen the promotion of Bible translation and literacy work within the LCA for 35 years, has been wound up in its current form […]

read more

I’m Thankful

In a recent emailed newsletter Hanna Schulz shared her thankfulness. ‘I am thankful for each of you. Thank you for continuing to encourage me through your emails, letters, prayers and financial support. I could not be here doing what I do without you. I am thankful for the Kope community and their enthusiasm for having […]

read more

Outside the comfort zone

When Bible translator Hanna Schulz goes to live and work in a remote Papua New Guinea (PNG) village for approximately two months out of every four, she goes without mains power and water, a fridge, air-conditioning and a flushing toilet. The weather is ‘hot or hotter, sweaty or sweatier’ and mosquitoes are a constant pest. […]

read more

Western Asia is calling

A beautiful but complex part of the world, western Asia is facing many challenges due to nearby conflict. Although this is a place where the good news first flourished, today fewer than 0.3 per cent of the people are followers of Jesus. The vast majority of the population follow Islam and this shapes their daily […]

read more

Heart sounds

In Papua New Guinea a self-confessed ‘nerd in hiking boots’ wends her way along steep and narrow mountain tracks, putting to work her trust in God every time she steps onto a bridge. As a linguist and translation worker, Hanna Schulz is carrying on a vision of cross-cultural mission which has been part of the […]

read more
Showing 1 to 10 of 20 results