Lutheran Women help to build foundations

Building foundations might not necessarily be an activity on the calendar of the women’s fellowship meeting. And they may not easily make the connections to building relationships in Myanmar, Indonesia or Papua New Guinea each time they give, make, bake or buy something at the trading table at their Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) meeting. […]

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The cost of the cross

In many ways, Andry and Ammylyn are like any other young Lutheran couple. When you have two active children to care for, life is full on. But now they’ve added another challenge to their busy lives. Andry says they used to be ‘ordinary church members’. But God had bigger plans for them. ‘We attended a […]

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A rich exchange of faith and cultures

Lhatru, Patras, Samuel and Emmanuel…along with many, many others are all people who you have had a profound effect on. You are helping to encourage them in their faith and to build strong foundations for the Lutheran Churches – their leaders and people in our near neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  Through […]

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Thank you for teaching us

When Rev James San Aung from the Myanmar Lutheran Church and Rev Martin Lalthangliana from the Lutheran Church of Myanmar returned to their home country of Myanmar (Burma), they were full of thankfulness to you! Through your offerings, you made it possible for James and Martin to receive a short term scholarship to study theology […]

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More than just study

‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing’ – 1 Thessalonians 5:11  (NIV) Visit the Lutheran Churches in Singapore, Malaysia (the mainland Peninsula and Sabah), Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea and you will see the encouraging influences of the LCA scholarship program. Scholarship recipients are nominated by […]

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Pray for me and my boys

A smile lights up Rosmah’s face as she sits in the office of the Vice Principal of Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) and shares her story. But her lips begin to tremble as she asks us to pray for her and her boys – Jimie and Joshua. Rosmah is one of the Orang Asli – indigenous […]

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Partnerships that strengthen faith and love

The transforming power of God is truly evident in the life of the newly elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand (ELCT). On Friday the 1st April 2011 at the General Assembly of the ELCT in Bangkok, Rev Dr Banjob Kusawadee was installed (for a new and second time!) as the Bishop of […]

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Workers for the Harvest

Helping overseas students fulfil their calling to be bringers of the good news for more than 20 years, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), in cooperation with the Australian Lutheran College (ALC), have awarded over 100 scholarships in that time. In offering scholarships to overseas students, the LCA are contributing a great gift to extending […]

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Being tour guides

Mark and Marion Schubert became involved in helping overseas students to settle in Australia following their own trips to Pematangsiantar in Sumatra to help teach English to incoming seminary students. On their first trip to Indonesia they found themselves in shock, trying to cope with the different weather, language and culture, but their hosts made […]

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