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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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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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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Mission museum open to public

Wantok Place, the LCA/NZ’s museum of Papua New Guinea artefacts, is now open to the public one day each week and at other times by appointment. Formerly called the Louise Flierl Mission Museum and founded in 1998 by Christel Metzner in the Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf, it is now located in the LLL Building […]

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What would you miss if your house burned down?

One day, a lady from a small nearby language group, called the Kambaira (kam-BY-ra) people, came into the Summer Institute of Linguistics Papua New Guinea (PNG) Office, with her granddaughter. She was an unfortunate victim of some local fighting, which is not uncommon, and her thatched roof, bush material house was burned down by people […]

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Honouring mission friends at Wantok Place

Rarities, mysteries, culturally significant pieces and items of high monetary value are among an LCA collection of ‘extraordinary’ artefacts, which will be relaunched in a new home with a new name in June. The artefacts, predominantly from Papua New Guinea (PNG), which had been housed in the Louise Flierl Mission Museum at Hahndorf in the […]

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can you help solve this mystery?

Do you know anything about the history of this carved stone figure? If so, we need your help! The figure is one of the most unusual objects in a collection of Papua New Guinea artefacts in the care of the LCA’s international mission museum, which recently relocated from Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills to North […]

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Teaming up for ministry education

My name is Emmanuel Som Yalamu. I am an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC–PNG). I am originally from Siassi District, one of the 17 districts of ELC–PNG. I am married to Linda and we are blessed with three children, Samarita, 12, Petryn, 8, and Roland Dean, 1. I […]

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New Home for Mission Museum

The Louise Flierl Mission Museum, which features more than 1000 culturally-significant artefacts from Australian Lutheran international mission fields, has a new home. The museum, which opened in March 1998 in the old St Paul’s Lutheran Church building in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, has been rehoused in the LLL building, at 175 Archer Street, North […]

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