True beauty is joy of Jesus

The Cameron Highlands in Central Malaysia are breathtakingly beautiful. Untouched jungles border manicured tea plantations, monkeys frolic on the side of the road, and tourists stop for ‘selfies’ in front of stunning waterfalls. Every turned corner presents a view more beautiful than the last. But, on a recent visit there with Program Officer Erin Kerber, […]

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Connecting lives to the gospel

We thank the Lutheran Women of Australia, for their support of the LCA International Mission scholarship program. This has allowed the further training of pastors and lay people in Lutheran theology from our overseas partner churches. In the past year, the following people have been recipients of an LCA International Mission scholarship: Emmanuel Som Yalamu […]

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A place of hope for all

At Bethany Home in Malaysia, the love of our Heavenly Father is on offer in abundance, regardless of ability, ethnicity, religious background or social status. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia established Bethany Home more than 50 years ago to care for those living with disability and to reach out to all with the saving […]

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Lutheran identity (mandarin) intensive course

In a first for the LCA/NZ, a week-long intensive course on Lutheran Theological Identity was presented in Mandarin at Australian Lutheran College (ALC) at North Adelaide in early July. Led by Rev Dr William Chang, who is a pastor at Mountainside Lutheran Church in Auckland, the intensive included the topics Reformation History, Justification, Baptism, Law […]

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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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Flexible study option for Augustin

Augustin Muthusami is proof that distance is no barrier to studying with Australian Lutheran College (ALC). He is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia – a seven-and-a-half hour flight away from ALC’s North Adelaide campus – pursuing doctoral research studies through ALC. ‘I have been a pastor for about 27 years now’, […]

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Faith the bedrock of Lutheran education

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations” – Psalm 33:11 Visiting Australia from Malaysia, we were reminded of this verse as we marvelled at and soaked in the rich heritage of the early Lutherans, who migrated to South Australia and established families, churches and schools […]

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God never forgets us

In a town in the Malaysian countryside, Reverend Kuang Kar Loong gathers the 60 people of his congregation for worship. During sharing and testimony, Brother Lee addresses the congregation. He looks around and begins with the words, Tonight we give thanks to the King of kings and Lord of lords who has allowed us to […]

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Partnership becomes a wonderful journey

Manawatu Lutheran Parish in New Zealand began a relationship with Rumah Chrestus, a home for orphaned or abused children located in Cheras, Malaysia, in July 2013. The home is run by a Trust Board from Cheras Lutheran congregation of which Rev Eliezer Peter is pastor. Rumah Chrestus is home to up to 15 children, currently […]

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Called to share God’s love back home

Andry Alang is the first Orang Asli indigenous Malaysian man to train as a pastor. LCA International Mission has supported his scholarship at Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) at Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, since 2014. Andry will next month begin ministry among the Orang Asli community in the country’s west with the Lutheran Church in Malaysia […]

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