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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Connecting through learning

Through these visits our students gain a deeper understanding of the PNG culture and the value of being in partnership. Concordia College’s St John’s Campus at Highgate, South Australia, recently hosted two primary school teachers from Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Siassi Islands. The St John’s campus partnership with approximately 40 kindergartens, elementary and primary schools […]

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Conference first for Indonesian teachers

Lutheran school teachers in Indonesia have met for a national conference for the first time. Sponsored by LCA International Mission, the conference drew 110 teachers from the thirteen member churches of the Lutheran World Federation National Committee in Indonesia to a three-day gathering in North Sumatra’s Samosir District. The aim of the June conference was […]

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Life-lessons learnt on a daily basis

It was with much enthusiasm that the eleven participants of the annual Bethany Home pilgrimage met at the airport at 5.30am on April 8. The eighteen days to follow had been around six months in planning and preparation and we were all ready to gain the ‘Bethany experience’. Bethany Home is a school for disabled […]

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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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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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Core principals

The LCA has identified the need to work with partner churches to develop capacity of individuals within each country of operation. The partnerships, which are formally documented, are based on needs identified by local people but within the scope of the LCA’s capacity to assist. The National Committee of Lutheran World Federation in Indonesia is the […]

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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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