Support needed for discipleship resource

Seasons is a Lutheran discipleship resource published in English by the Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM) in 2017 as a contribution to the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A year later, a Chinese translation followed. Both versions have been well received by members and congregations of the four Lutheran church bodies in […]

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Robust and Fruitful discussions in Malaysia

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) is one of four Lutheran synods in Malaysia. Its focus is on working with the Tamil people of Peninsula (West) Malaysia. Malaysia is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation. The Malay majority are Muslims and it is a crime to convert Malays. Those Malays that do convert to Christianity […]

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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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learning from each other

Over a five year period (2012-2017) members of the Spring Head, Woodside and Lobethal Lutheran Youth (SHWALLY) travelled to Malaysia to join youth from the Lutheran Church of Malaysia in ministry with and to the Orang Asli (indigenous people of Malay). Recently we were overjoyed to receive the following letter, updating us on how the […]

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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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