Sharing Incredible Joy

Eight years ago we were challenged to become volunteer program assistants for LCA International Mission. We had no idea what this would mean for us. We had heard of the LCA/NZ’s work partnering with overseas churches, but had not been involved. The timing was perfect, as we considered God’s purpose for us while moving into […]

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Stepping out in faith to bring medical care

We are excited to share with you our project of supplying medical care in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with Wycliffe Bible Translators and its partner SIL International (originally Summer Institute of Linguistics). My wife Anke is a physiotherapist, while I am a general practitioner, and we have two sons, Jeremy and Benjamin. Anke and I […]

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I’m Thankful

In a recent emailed newsletter Hanna Schulz shared her thankfulness. ‘I am thankful for each of you. Thank you for continuing to encourage me through your emails, letters, prayers and financial support. I could not be here doing what I do without you. I am thankful for the Kope community and their enthusiasm for having […]

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Scotty’s great mission support

‘The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.’ This quote is often attributed to Martin Luther. When a dog named Scotty forgets his manners inside the house, his behaviour is graciously forgiven as his faithfulness […]

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Outside the comfort zone

When Bible translator Hanna Schulz goes to live and work in a remote Papua New Guinea (PNG) village for approximately two months out of every four, she goes without mains power and water, a fridge, air-conditioning and a flushing toilet. The weather is ‘hot or hotter, sweaty or sweatier’ and mosquitoes are a constant pest. […]

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PNG gives thanks for Greg Schiller

It was indeed a thanks giving service. The seminary community with some partners from the surrounding Community’s and guests celebrated God’s goodness and faithfulness upon a life committed to the proclamation of the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ and the strengthening of Christian faith and the development of the Lutheran church in PNG. […]

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LCA Mission Leader Installed

Mrs Glenice Hartwich was installed in the Lutheran Church’s senior international mission role on 7 February by LCA Bishop John Henderson at St John’s Unley, South Australia. She is the first lay person and the first woman to be appointed to the LCA’s top international mission post. In the role, known as Assistant to the […]

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Ties to ‘silver years’ hold strong

Memories and connections to warm, distant places drew almost 90 people to the fourth annual Fritzsche Oration, held at Australian Lutheran College in Adelaide on a wet and cold August evening. In his welcoming remarks, Principal James Winderlich asked audience members to indicate how many had served in Papua New Guinea, and how many had […]

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