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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Hanna’s call translates to 20 years away from home

Hanna’s call translates to 20 years away from home At the commissioning service for a Bible translator, what could be more appropriate than hearing the Scriptures read in languages other than English? On Sunday, 18 March, Hanna Schulz was commissioned as a lay worker, called by the LCA to serve as a Bible translator with […]

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Pastor Simon Mackenzie

Ordained in 2004 after studying at Australian Lutheran College (ALC) in Adelaide, Pastor Simon Mackenzie was assigned to Thailand as the first full time missionary in Asia, for the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). While living and ministering in the Thai city of Chang Rai, Simon was aware of the plight of the Lua’ people […]

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PNG missionaries reunion

In mid October around 80 former missionaries to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and other supporters gathered for a weekend reunion and mission celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pasadena, Adelaide. Visitors came from as far afield as Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. They were joined by six guests from the Siassi Islands, members of the Evangelical […]

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