Partners in Gabriel’s journey

In 2016 the LCA, through International Mission, sponsored Lutheran seminary lecturer Gabriel Sogimo from Papua New Guinea (PNG) to begin pre-Masters studies at Australian Lutheran College (ALC). In 2017 and 2018, our support for Gabriel has continued through sponsorship of his Masters degree studies at Pacific Theological College (PTC) in Suva, Fiji. Into his second […]

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LCA responds to PNG tragedy

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) Bishop Jack Urame has thanked Lutherans in Australia and New Zealand for their prayers and support following recent deadly earthquakes and landslides in his country. More than 100 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured after a 7.5 magnitude quake and subsequent aftershocks and landslides […]

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A Mission full of joy

In 2007, I had what some may call the good fortune to be able to retire early from my chosen career as an accountant. At first it was fun – a gentleman of leisure no longer accountable for how he spent his time. But after about 18 months the gloss started to wear off; there […]

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Building relationships on the gospel

Colin and Ruth Hayter previously served as teachers in PNG with the Lutheran church. In recent years, they have served as volunteer program assistants for LCA International Mission (LCAIM), giving their time, love and deep commitment to the mission of God carried out by the LCA across the borders of our country. They would often […]

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The value of connections

33 years ago I watched the verdant mountains of the Markham Valley recede into the distance and, in my heart, I said goodbye to my home. I was fourteen years old. New Guinea had been my life; a life full of adventure and freedom and family and fun. Since then, in the intervening years, I […]

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Women supporting women

Let me introduce you to Jane … More than 40 years ago, Jane and I were youthful colleagues, teaching together in the remote, eastern highlands province in Papua New Guinea at the Tarabo Meri Wok Trening (Women’s Work Training) school for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG). Much has changed for both […]

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Birthing Kits deliver care to PNG sisters

It is hard to imagine giving birth to a baby in any setting other than our sterile, and efficient hospitals with their well-equipped labour wards. This is certainly not the reality for most women in rural and remote regions of Papua New Guinea. It is far from their experience of childbirth. For most pregnant women […]

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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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Lutheran Health Services PNG

We met with the acting CEO of Lutheran Health Services (LHS), Sister Stella, and the other people in the office in Lae. I felt this was a very worthwhile meeting, as we found out about the difficulties that Lutheran Health Services face trying to maintain good health clinics in remote areas as well as in […]

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