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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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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A forgotten people

The Indigenous, Orang Asli, people of Malaysia know what it is like to be a forgotten people. In a town in the Malaysian countryside, Rev. Kuang 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 […]

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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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Bethany – A home to Hope

In the Hindu culture, as in many Asian cultures, disability is seen as a sign of bad luck or a punishment. People prefer that children with a disability aren’t seen, so they are isolated, hidden away. Bethany Home in Malaysia reflects a different way of looking at special needs, a way of showing love and […]

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Awed and Inspired by Bethany Home Students and Staff

For the past 4 years, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, in Darwin, Northern Territory, have been sending a team to Bethany Home in Malaysia, with the view to establishing and building a relationship between the two schools. Bethany Home is a school run by the  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia, and caters for students with disabilities. […]

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Your support makes ministry possible

You first met Rosmah 10 years ago, when as a young mum, she was preparing to leave her village in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, in the country’s west, to study in Sabah, in the east on the island of Bornea. As an eager young Christian woman, Rosmah had a strong sense of calling to […]

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International educational partnerships strengthened and grow through ACLE5

At the invitation of Lutheran Education Australia and LCA International Mission, principals and teachers of some of our partner churches in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia enthusiastically joined with others who gathered in Adelaide for ACLE5 2017. Nine of the international guests came from Lutheran schools in North Sumatra, and represented schools which have […]

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