My 2013 visit to Debora

On 25 June, Rosemary Winderlich returned to Deborah Orphanage in Indonesia for her tenth time as an LCA Mission International volunteer. Since 2005 Rosemary has travelled to this remote area in the middle of North Sumatra to teach the children life skills, including English. The water pump was broken (again), so the children walked between […]

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Smiles for a new life

When Bory first came from her home in Batambong Province to study in Phnom Penh, she was so homesick she’d cry with sadness, alone in her room. It was a huge step to leave family and friends behind in the Cambodian countryside, and come to the city to study Law at the University of Cambodia.

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Parish Nurses Sent out with a Blessing

The first introduction to the Pastoral Care Nursing course in Papua New Guinea was held at the Lutheran guesthouse in Goroka (Eastern Highlands), on 16 to 18 August, 2013. Representatives from the Lutheran Church of Australia’s (LCA) Parish Nursing, Mrs Lynette and Pastor Robert Wiebusch, were asked to present this course. The invitation was extended […]

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From Yirara with love

Early in the morning of 8 April, 2012, fire ravaged a 16-classroom Indonesian school. It was Easter Sunday. The Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP) Senior High School in Gunungsitoli is part of the greater BNKP community in the Nias Islands of Indonesia. It is a community which has an impressive membership of 456,000 people, spread […]

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Love is Everywhere

It was an honour to be chosen by Lutheran Women Australia (LWA) to visit our partner churches with Glenice Hartwich, and later Kendrea Rhodes, on an amazing journey. During our time on this overseas partner church visit, we met many different inspiring, God-fearing, nurturing people of Jesus. We started off this remarkable journey in the […]

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Young pastors grow in faith and understanding

Pastor Daniel, Pastor Mose and Pastor Vibol are pastors of the emerging Lutheran Church in Cambodia and are all enthusiastic participants in joint training in Lutheran theology and pastoral ministry, being conducted in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh.

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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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Encouragement flows from Singapore

Bishop Terry Kee, leader of the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS), has been in Australia for several weeks, travelling and interacting with church leaders and congregations. He was taking a one-month sabbatical, which he described as ‘too short for study, too long to do nothing’. So he chose to come to Australia. ‘We are partners […]

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