ACLE draws international visitors

President of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Bishop of Jordan and the Holy Land Rev Dr Munib Younan made his first official visit to Australia as a guest of the LCA and Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) from 25 September to 3 October. Bishop Younan was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the fourth […]

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From Yirara with love

Early in the morning of 8 April, 2012, fire ravaged a 16-classroom Indonesian school. It was Easter Sunday. The Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP) Senior High School in Gunungsitoli is part of the greater BNKP community in the Nias Islands of Indonesia. It is a community which has an impressive membership of 456,000 people, spread […]

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Learning through Practical Partnerships

Partnership is one of the most important ingredients when working in mission. The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has established relationships with overseas partner churches, and it is within these relationships that schools can strike up rewarding partnerships of their own. One such rewarding partnership exists between Navigator College, Port Lincoln, South Australia, and SMA […]

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Indonesian guests strengthen inter-church partnerships

‘It is good to be here, celebrating your 175th anniversary’, Bishop Willem Simarmata told delegates early on the first day of Convention. ‘God still takes care of the Lutheran Church of Australia, God loves the LCA, and the LCA will be a blessing to Australia and to all the world’, he said. Bishop Simarmata is […]

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Unity in Cambodia

In November 2012, eleven Year 11 students and three staff, completed a Mission trip in Cambodia. Lutheran World Mission in Singapore organised the trip for the team from Unity College and joining us was a team from Singapore, Hong Kong, other Australians, as well as locals from Cambodia to make up one Mission team.

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Two Nations United

Through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, 13 women (including myself) from the St Johns Lutheran Church, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, went on an outreach journey to South Australia’s Golden Grove Lutheran Church and Primary School in November, 2008. Three from our group had been to Australia before. For the rest, it was their first […]

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Welded together: Queensland and PNG sister schools

Eleven people from the Peace Lutheran Primary School community in Gatton, Queensland, have visited their Papua New Guinean (PNG) sister school, Bemal Lutheran Primary. John Trappet, a teacher at Peace said, ‘The journey took us out into the remote bush via a very bumpy and dusty route, including an unsealed logging road. ‘When we drove […]

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Unity in Diversity

South Australian school students formed part of a unique team assisting Cambodian villagers with medical – and spiritual – first aid. To share the love of Jesus Christ with the people of Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia, a unique team of 90 people from different parts of Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong came together – for […]

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Expect the Unexpected

Before venturing to Papua New Guinea, I expected a few things. I’d heard about the high crime rate and poverty. I was prepared to spend 14 days virtually “slumming” it, with none of the luxuries that I take for granted. What I didn’t expect was an incredibly rich country. Not in a financial or material […]

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Australia…Wow!

Ria Limbong received a scholarship from Living Faith Lutheran Congregation to study in Australia at Grace College. Read her personal story and see what great progress she has made in her English. Australia…WOW! That was the first thing that stuck in my head when I knew I would come to Australia. I never thought that […]

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