Lutheran mission trips in Thailand

Simon King is the volunteer Thailand Program Assistant for LCA International Mission and has been involved with trips to the Nan Province since they began in 2009. The Thailand trips are an organised annual volunteer project and have really helped make a difference in the lives of the area’s indigenous people. ‘This is frontline mission work – […]

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‘We share common ground’: PNG Bishop

Bishop Giegere Wenge of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) greeted Synod with a reminder of God’s promise to Isaiah of the power of this word: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, […]

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Reinvigorating Faith

Volunteers from across Australia work together with Australian pastor Simon Mackenzie in Thailand. Pastor Simon Mackenzie was assigned to Thailand as the first full-time missionary in Asia, after being ordained in 2004. While living and ministering in the Thai city of Chang Rai, Simon was aware of the plight of the Lua’ people in Nan […]

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Khmer Stir-fried Chicken and Snow Peas

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup water 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp fish sauce 800g chicken breast, sliced thinly 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tbsp sugar 1 onion, sliced 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 carrot, peeled and sliced thinly ¼ tbsp black pepper 500g snow peas (cut tips off ends) Method In a small […]

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a New Home

Joyful worship was a highlight at the thanksgiving and dedication service held on 9 March in Phnom Penh for the newly acquired Lutheran World Mission City Church and hostel building. Until recently, 50 university students from various provinces had been living and studying in Phnom Penh in hostel units rented by the Lutheran Church in […]

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Growing as God’s people

For some people, whether teens or adults, confirmation lessons might as well be double Dutch. Some aspects of theology can be hard enough to get your head around, even in your mother tongue, but it’s all the harder when you have to struggle also with a foreign language. Increasingly, the Bible is becoming available in […]

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Great joy as fledgling Myanmar church installs first bishop

On 6 January 2013, Anita Synnott and Glenice Hartwich participated in a historic occasion: the installation of the first bishop of the fledgling Myanmar Lutheran Church. Rev Cr Andrew Mang Lone was installed by Rev Bishop Philip Lok of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM) during a worship service in Yangon, Myanmar. There was great […]

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Servant of Christ Award

Gertrude Jacob was one of three recipients of the 2012 Servant of Christ Award. The award recognises the faithful, but not always obvious, service of laypeople within the LCA. It is conferred annually as a highlight of the Australian Lutheran College (ALC) graduation ceremony. Gertrude’s independent living unit at Lutheran Homes, Glynde, reflects her ongoing […]

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Stamps for Mission Project Indonesia

Stamps for Mission are donating $2000 to the Abdi Sabda Seminary prison ministry, Medan, Indonesia. Abdi Sabda seminary Prison Ministry team is just one of the six mission projects supported through the Stamps for Mission program in 2013. Each week the enthusiastic group of faithful students studying at Abdi Sabda seminary, go into the prisons […]

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