Building a brighter future

Herlina Sihombing’s mother and father died when she was young. Family members took them in and they were spread out between households. It’s a situation many of us are blessed not to have been through. But Herlina knows firsthand the heartache and loneliness of losing parents as a child and uses this knowledge to help […]

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A volunteers reflection

During October and November 2015, my fiancé Matt and I volunteered to teach English in Indonesia. I studied Indonesian at uni and was teaching it at Living Waters Lutheran Primary School, Alice Springs. While still at Uni, I had spoken with Glenice Hartwich about mission opportunities in Indonesia, but the timing was never right. In […]

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Who remembers Rentina?

The LCA, through International Mission, offers scholarships for people from Asia and Papua New Guinea to study. Sometimes the students take up study opportunities in Asia-based seminaries and sometimes they study in Australia. The following story is from one of the students who came to study in Australia in a year when our population was […]

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A handful of rice

After the small table is set and the food for the evening meal is placed on the table, Pastors Mai Ki and Si join with their five children to give thanks for their meal. As is customary for the people of the Mara Evangelical Church in Myanmar, a handful of rice is placed into a […]

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‘Pray for Indonesia’: LCA Bishop

Lutheran Church of Australia Bishop John Henderson is calling on LCA members to pray for Christians in Indonesia facing attacks on their churches and people, as well as for those behind the attacks. Religiously motivated unrest has recently spread in the South-East Asian nation, following accusations by hard-line Muslims that the ethnic Chinese Christian Governor […]

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Passing on the faith

Passing on the faith from mother to daughter took on new meaning for Kathy Bensted and her daughter Emily, when Kathy served as speaker for the Women’s Ministry Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, in October. Women from the four Lutheran churches in Myanmar gathered to be encouraged in their faith and to learn from the life […]

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Holy Spirit burns in young hearts

Recently my wife Kathy, along with our daughter Emily, was invited by LCA International Mission to teach at the women’s ministry conference in Myanmar. I also had the blessing of visiting this beautiful country with my son Adam and friend Karl Rau. While the women were at the conference, we were invited by Pastor James […]

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