Free to serve others

Unsure of what you want to do after high school? Do you want to strengthen your relationship with God? Travel overseas? During my final year of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do for further study; most young people would know the feeling. I contemplated going straight to university, however it’s […]

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From Slippery Slopes to a Firm Foundation

How did we find ourselves being ushered through the Diplomat’s queueless desk at Yangon airport, to being met by a throng of excited smiling people with bunches of flowers and becoming the centre point for many photos? How was it that we were honoured like royalty? This was the love, respect and hospitality of the […]

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I’m Thankful

In a recent emailed newsletter Hanna Schulz shared her thankfulness. ‘I am thankful for each of you. Thank you for continuing to encourage me through your emails, letters, prayers and financial support. I could not be here doing what I do without you. I am thankful for the Kope community and their enthusiasm for having […]

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Prayer for Christians in Indonesia

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. Dear Friends, As we celebrate Advent, and prepare for the coming in Christ in the relative peace of New Zealand and Australia, […]

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he who keeps you will not slumber

I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your [...]

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Chicken Mee Goreng

Serves 4 Ingredients 750 grams chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and diced 1 tbs cooking oil (peanut) 250g packet long-life dried noodles 4 shallots, sliced thinly 2 bunches of bok choy, trimmed, sliced stems, and leaves shredded ½ cup of Kecap Manis (available in most supermarkets in sauce aisle) Garnish: finely sliced chilli or capsicum Method […]

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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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