Mission…Really?

Well what an experience! The MATES 2017 experience in Cambodia has come and gone and left heads spinning, hearts racing and lives expanded around Tatachilla Lutheran College! Mates was an acronym arrived at by the students before ordering their T-shirts for this Service Learning experience. It stands for mission, awareness, transformation, encounter/enlightenment and service. It […]

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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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Hope is where our heart is

Pastor Mark Schultz from LifeWay Lutheran Church, Epping and Newcastle, in Sydney’s north-west, recently led a team of volunteers to the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s new outreach point in Tang Krang village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. The team was comprised of people from LifeWay and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden ACT. The two congregations funded building […]

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Gateway to hope

Pastor Mark Schultz from LifeWay Lutheran Church, Epping and Newcastle, in Sydney’s north-west, recently led a team of volunteers to the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s new outreach point in Tang Krang village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. The team was comprised of people from LifeWay and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden ACT. The two congregations funded building […]

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From darkness to light

Sreyleak was eight years old when her father died and her mother left the family in the village of Phum Krus in Cambodia. As the oldest of 4 children, Sreyleak was responsible for feeding and educating her siblings and caring for her grandmother, Who Met. Life was so tough for her, with no work for […]

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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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