Reaching out to Malaysia’s Children

The Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM) has an exciting vision. It wants to reach out to families with young children and share the message of God’s love. This may sound easy but it is very challenging in a Muslim community with a Muslim government. Christians are free to worship within their own church but it […]

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Never be the Same

No-one heard everything Jesus said, but for those who heard ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ it is enough inspiration to bring the power of God alive in a person’s life in their time of need. I saw this firsthand in our students. Right from our moment of arrival at Bethany Home in Malaysia, without hesitation […]

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Accidentally falling in love

The photo could have been taken anywhere on the globe. Two people looking at each other with knowing smiles as they shift a little closer together as they chat. Much has been written and sung about love. This story takes place in Pengkalan Hulu, Malaysia and tells of two people in love, with the arms […]

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Reformer brings nations together

Scholars, theologians, bishops, church leaders, clergy and lay people from 14 countries gathered in Melbourne recently, united by an interest in Martin Luther. Hosted by the Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics, under the umbrella of Australia Lutheran College, the Martin Luther@500 conference attracted 180 people to the Catholic Leadership Centre across 5 days […]

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Love in action

Kate Wilson spent a month volunteering at Bethany Home in Malaysia this year. This is her story. I first heard about overseas mission’s trips when I was in high school and God put it in my heart to pursue this…one day…when I was ready. After four years studying at university, five years working as an […]

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Hill of Theological Wind

Greetings from the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) on To Fung Shan in Shatin, Hong Kong. To Fung Shan means the “Hill of Theological Wind” and it has proved true to her name for me. Since starting my theological studies in mid-August 2015 here at LTS, I have had many wonderful chances to delve into theology […]

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Much more than study

Tears flowed as we prayed and as Denise reflected on her experiences as an LCA International Mission scholarship recipient for the first semester of 2016. Not only had her time in Australia benefited Denise’s church (Lutheran Church in Malaysia), but the scholarship had helped her grow more deeply in her relationship with Jesus. Denise had […]

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Life-lessons learnt on a daily basis

It was with much enthusiasm that the eleven participants of the annual Bethany Home pilgrimage met at the airport at 5.30am on April 8. The eighteen days to follow had been around six months in planning and preparation and we were all ready to gain the ‘Bethany experience’. Bethany Home is a school for disabled […]

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