Unknown Territory

Crossing borders always brings a mix of emotions. On the one hand, the prospect of crossing a border stirs feelings of excitement and anticipation within me. I love travelling, I love exploring, I love discovering new things and growing through these discoveries… On the other hand, it also brings a certain fear of the unknown. […]

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Blessed Giving

Support from the Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) for God’s mission, is an outstanding example and encouragement to many people. At the recent Convention held in Toowoomba in October 2006, the LWA committed to continue support for the PNG Scholarships and Debora Orphanage. In addition to these projects LWA also committed to supporting 3 new […]

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In His Time

Thursday 11 January in Perth airport. It’s been such a long time, it seems, since I saw the children of Debora. I left there in late April, 2006, after my second visit and hoped to get back straight after Synod in Toowoomba – but it didn’t happen – it wasn’t God’s time. Sometimes it’s hard […]

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Work around the clock

We are used to thinking that there is always someone working and ready to help or look after us in important places like hospitals, big factories, hotels and some shops. These places are very important to us in our daily life and we might need their service any time of the day. Home of Grace […]

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Pass it on

The tiny woman shuffled to the microphone in front of the large congregation gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queenstown Lutheran Church in Singapore in 2006. In a somewhat unclear way she began to sing the words of that familiar song…’It only takes a spark to get a fire going’ – joyfully rounding off […]

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‘My, Oh, My, How Things Can Change!’

In January 2004 I went to Thailand and spent a month with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT). While I was there, I met Oiy, who was then a student at the Lutheran Institute of Theological Education (LITE) in Bangkok. First impressions weren’t so good. I found her appealing but was informed (wrongly as […]

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Village Birthing Kits are in Use

Lutheran Women all over Australia have been captured by the idea of packing Birthing Kits for use in villages in Papua New Guinea. Margaret Voigt reports that the birthing kits are in use and are a wonderful blessing to our sisters in Papua New Guinea. After some problems in delivery, the birthing kits are now […]

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We Will Never Forget

We’ve heard a lot about Aceh because of the unbelievable destruction there. We haven’t heard nearly so much about the Island of Nias which is off the west coast of Sumatra – and with good reason. Nias was relatively untouched. What an awful word relatively is! Relatively means dozens and dozens are dead instead of […]

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