Hope is where our heart is

Pastor Mark Schultz from LifeWay Lutheran Church, Epping and Newcastle, in Sydney’s north-west, recently led a team of volunteers to the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s new outreach point in Tang Krang village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. The team was comprised of people from LifeWay and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden ACT. The two congregations funded building […]

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Gateway to hope

Pastor Mark Schultz from LifeWay Lutheran Church, Epping and Newcastle, in Sydney’s north-west, recently led a team of volunteers to the Lutheran Church of Cambodia’s new outreach point in Tang Krang village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. The team was comprised of people from LifeWay and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden ACT. The two congregations funded building […]

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The missional drip

Drip…drip…drip! It has to be one of life’s most annoying sounds when you are trying to sleep. You try to ignore it, but no amount of pillow hugging, thinking about something else or covering your ears can take away that persistent sound. Drip. Drip. Drip! The dripping only stops when you get out of bed […]

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Long-life, life-giving fruit

The sale of thousands of bags of deliciously sweet dried apricots from Barmera in South Australia’s Riverland has eternal benefits. The apricots are grown, dried and prepared by Lou Moss and fellow parishioners in the Barmera-New Residence parish, together with local community members. The proceeds from the sale of each 500 gram packet reaches across […]

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From ‘I can’t’ to 15 kindergartens

St Paul’s Hahndorf Congregation recently went all-out in boots, hats and denim for its Evening in the Country, raising money to support the Heldsbach Kindergarten Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Revellers were treated to a three-course dinner and live country music. Diners were asked to get into the country theme with prizes awarded for […]

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Why wouldn’t you?

At Rumah Chrestus, a home in Malaysia for children who have been orphaned or abused, some of the littlies say that prayer is the best part of living there. That’s not surprising really, since Rumah Chrestus means Home of Christ, and the presence of the living Christ is strongly felt in this home, thanks to […]

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Mission in song

‘Since childhood, sincere and enthusiastic mission-minded mentors left deep impressions’, Norm Auricht said, ‘the exemplary leaders were in our homes, in field work at Hermannsburg, Bethesda and Papua New Guinea’. Norm was a teacher at Tanunda Lutheran School and was first ispired by vibrant and sustained images from direct contact at Mission Festivals, deputation evenings […]

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When the heart goes out to the slums of Bangkok

  ‘No amount of information, before we arrived, could have prepared us for the work that lay ahead as we entered Home of Praise for the first time. While we had anticipated some of the improvements needed, little did the team understand the enormity of the work that would need to be completed in just […]

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