Learning and growing together in Nias

In July to August, three LCA International Mission volunteers travelled to the isolated island of Nias, Indonesia. Under the guidance of LCA International Mission and in cooperation with KN-LWF, we participated in a month long volunteer program of teaching English.  This experience contributed to the growing relationships between various Lutheran-oriented Christian churches within Indonesia. We […]

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Myanmar Lutherans pitch in to help flood victims

Myanmar Lutherans are pitching in to alleviate the impact of severe flooding, which has devastated central and southern regions of the country since the onset of the monsoon season. Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) International Mission is seeking urgent prayer and financial support from LCA/NZ members. Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Myanmar, the […]

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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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Growing young leaders

Where have all the young people gone? I wonder whether this is the wrong question to ask. Imagine a farmer standing arms folded and asking, ‘Who didn’t shut the gate?’, while watching his sheep flee up the road and onto the highway. Would he not instead close the gate to protect the sheep still in […]

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A passion and heart for Debora

Debora orphanage is located in a remote region of northern Sumatra, Indonesia and is supported by the Lutheran Women of Australia. In 2019, Rosemary Winderlich visited Debora, as she has done on many previous occasions, this time with the company of Jo Veerhuis and Chris Stott. Spending even just a few minutes with Rosemary highlights […]

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Reconciliation brings Peace and Hope

On behalf of Kinki Evangelical Lutheran Church, I send friendly greetings to you in the Name of Christ our Lord! I am very much grateful and would like to express my sincere thanks for the Lutheran Church of Australia to send Rev Paul Kerber as a lecturer for our special seminars to teach us “Biblical […]

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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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Young and alive in Jesus

Each of us knows the importance of supporting and encouraging our youth in their walk with Jesus. Most of us also know the challenges this can bring. Many have been touched by the disappointment of seeing a young person slide away from the church. I suspect the topic sits heavily in many of our hearts. […]

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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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God’s presence in the midst of life and death

Warren and Marianne Schirmer have been long term supporters of the LCA International Mission work in Cambodia, promoting the work of the Lutheran Church in Cambodia within the LCA. Recently, they visited Cambodia and spent time with the ministry team in Phnom Penh. Warren reflects on one of their experiences which left a profound impression […]

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