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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A fruitful beginning

Seven years after his first visit, Michael (also known as Mick) Hauser will soon return to the coastal city of Lae, in Papua New Guinea. His return will complete one cycle of learning for Michael, just as a new one begins. In 2008 Michael was a participant in a study tour to Papua New Guinea. […]

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Western Asia is calling

A beautiful but complex part of the world, western Asia is facing many challenges due to nearby conflict. Although this is a place where the good news first flourished, today fewer than 0.3 per cent of the people are followers of Jesus. The vast majority of the population follow Islam and this shapes their daily […]

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Heart sounds

In Papua New Guinea a self-confessed ‘nerd in hiking boots’ wends her way along steep and narrow mountain tracks, putting to work her trust in God every time she steps onto a bridge. As a linguist and translation worker, Hanna Schulz is carrying on a vision of cross-cultural mission which has been part of the […]

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Missionary Simon Mackenzie returns to Australia

New and exciting mission and ministry challenges lie ahead for Pastor Simon Mackenzie who has returned to Australia in October 2013 together with his wife Oiy and son after serving as the LCA missionary with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) since 2005. Simon is now preparing to begin ministry together with Pastor Mark […]

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Building a strong partnership

Wayne Beven is one of four Australians currently working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through the partnership of LCA International Mission. Many of his life and work experiences— from birth to boilermaker and manager in Broken Hill (NSW), to owning his own businesses in various locations in South Australia —have shaped and made Wayne Beven […]

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Research sheds light on dark practices

Sorcery and witchcraft, while relegated to the past for most of the Western world, are most definitely in the here and now for Melanesian cultures like our near neighbour, Papua New Guinea (PNG). This year there have been some shocking reports from PNG of ‘witch killings’. The victims are accused of using dark powers to […]

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Many tasks…one goal

Hanna Schulz arrived in Papua New Guinea (PNG) just before Easter 2012 to serve as a linguist and translator. Since her arrival, she’s helped various language groups around the country to translate and use Scripture. This has meant getting stuck into the wide range of tasks which contribute to Bible translation and to discipleship. The […]

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Bible Translation in Papua New Guinea

Hanna Schulz is no stranger to the love of God, ‘disclipling’, languages, hardship and exploring. These opportunities have provided her with the skills and aptitude to survive situations like living and working at sea, or Bible translation within a remote village in Papua New Guinea.  Odd examples to just pluck from thin air, but in […]

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