Wok Meri Trening Skuls

Wok Meri Trening Skuls (WMTS) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been established up by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) to empower women to become strong Christian leaders in their communities. There are four schools in the PNG which have been set up on old mission stations. Baitabag, is a short […]

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Nese Nongi

Nese Nongi is a teacher. Unlike many, Nese didn’t grow up with a dream to be a teacher. Nese grew up with the reality of her parents telling her that teaching was what she was going to do. At the age of 21, having completed school to grade 6 a number of years before, Nese […]

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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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Scotty’s great mission support

‘The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.’ This quote is often attributed to Martin Luther. When a dog named Scotty forgets his manners inside the house, his behaviour is graciously forgiven as his faithfulness […]

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Back to PNG – ‘life-shaping’

It was 50 years since I walked on Papua New Guinea’s rich soil. I was born there, the child of mission parents sent by our church to establish schools in remote communities. After returning to Australia my sisters and I grew up on PNG stories, which kept our identities solidly connected with the place. I […]

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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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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 Denis’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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PNG gives thanks for Greg Schiller

It was indeed a thanksgiving service. The seminary community with some partners from the surrounding community’s and guests celebrated God’s goodness and faithfulness upon a life committed to the proclamation of the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ and the strengthening of Christian faith and the development of the Lutheran church in PNG. The […]

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