Stamps for Mission Projects in 2012

Thank you to all those involved in collecting, cleaning and sorting stamps. In 2011, an amazing $7,679.39 was raised and an additional $3,094.09 was deposited in January 2012. These funds will be put to good use supporting these mission projects: Support for the 6 Lua evangelists working with Rev Simon Mackenzie in Nan Province of […]

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Another mustard seed miracle

For a week we had been at Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, making plans to set up a Lutheran Study Centre at the request of the Lutheran bishops of Malaysia and Singapore. This centre is to serve students who come to STS from many parts of South East Asia and to […]

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Luther’s catechism gains new traction in Malaysia

Dr Professor Eric Trozzo visited Australian Lutheran College (ALC) in October to discuss the ongoing relationship between ALC and the Sabah Theological Seminary (STS), where he is a lecturer and director of the Lutheran Studies Centre. Since 1988, STS has been training pastors and lay workers for service in the Protestant churches of Sabah, Malaysia’s […]

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Workers for the Harvest

Helping overseas students fulfil their calling to be bringers of the good news for more than 20 years, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), in cooperation with the Australian Lutheran College (ALC), have awarded over 100 scholarships in that time. In offering scholarships to overseas students, the LCA are contributing a great gift to extending […]

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Partners in Mission

‘Mission is not about written reports: it is about people and hearts and the saving grace of Jesus. It is the work of the Holy Spirit.’ The LCA supports a variety of mission partnerships in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Sabah, China and Cambodia. These include supporting theological education through scholarships, support […]

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the wild woman from borneo

Lively Jess Vun is one of the faces representing new partnerships between the LCA and Asian churches. ‘A lot of my non-Christian friends back home say I am like a cat with nine lives’, says Jess Vun. ‘I always ask God: Why do you try so hard to keep me alive? Why not just let […]

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Asian churches grow despite adversities

Lutherans from across the globe have heard how churches in South-East Asia are growing despite political and economic diversities. On 12-14 May representatives from eleven countries met in Cambodia for the annual Mekong Mission Forum and three-yearly Partner Churches Consultation. Glenice Hartwich attended on behalf of the LCA. Over fifty delegates from the Mekong Mission […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

Head hunters, jungle treks and “Selamat Datang” – Senior Resident Houseparent at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly, Quuensland, Michael Hauser, discovered the Malaysian province of Sabah can be an open-armed wilderness in need of the basic supplies of life which we take for granted. Along with Dominic Rainsford, a teacher from Crossways Lutheran School Ceduna, […]

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Dalam Yesus Kita Bersaudara

What were our experiences in meeting young people and observing youth ministry in Sabah? We were challenged to learn new skills and build on established ones. We spent time with both the youth and their coordinators, sharing, through our translators, the similarities and differences between youth programs in Sabah and those in Victoria (eg Christian […]

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