Myanmar calling

Since 2007, Dianne and I have been involved with Myanmar mission work, having travelled there quite a number of times now. In early September 2019 we arrived in Myanmar and spent five weeks doing volunteer work. On the night we arrived, I went to bed and prayed to God, as I was feeling overwhelmed and […]

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Fruit of the Spirit

For more than 11 years, the Apricots for Compassionate Ministries Project has been operating in South Australia’s Riverland. Each year, thousands of dollars have been raised from the sale of dried apricots and sent to support those at the forefront of building God’s kingdom through the practical demonstration of Jesus’ love. In keeping with Jesus’ […]

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Is God calling you to PNG?

The people of the Lutheran churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) hold a special place in the hearts of many LCA/NZ members. In fact, our history cannot be fully told without constant reference to our mission partnership in PNG and the many LCA people who have served there since 1886. What began as a mother-child […]

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Your support brings blessings

Time truly flies. I graduated in June of 2017 and now it is almost the end of 2019! Having completed my Master of Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) Hong Kong, I returned to Sabah, Malaysia to serve in the Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) as a lecturer. In my first semester at STS […]

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Joyful reunions at Goroka anniversary celebration

Several key Australian missionaries and their families recently went back to Papua New Guinea to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St John’s Lutheran Church, West Goroka. The anniversary celebrations took place over three days from 27–29 September, which included a service, a one-day seminar and a cultural show featuring traditional dancing. Pastor Brian Schwarz and […]

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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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“You’re not a visitor, you are family!”

Karkar, or ‘High Island’, is an island about 40km north east of Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The community of 90,000 people is nestled around a dormant volcano. German and Australian churches have provided support to the people on Karkar Island and, in particular, for Gaubin hospital which serves the local community. During my recent […]

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