PNG church leaders visit

By Lisa McIntosh

Bishop Jack Urame and other leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) visited Australia last month in recognition of their church’s partnership with the LCA. ELC-PNG Director for Inter-Church Relations and Ecumenism Pastor Kinim Siloi and General Secretary Bernard Kaisom joined Bishop Urame in meeting with LCA Acting Bishop Rev Dr […]

Bishop Jack Urame and other leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) visited Australia last month in recognition of their church’s partnership with the LCA.

ELC-PNG Director for Inter-Church Relations and Ecumenism Pastor Kinim Siloi and General Secretary Bernard Kaisom joined Bishop Urame in meeting with LCA Acting Bishop Rev Dr Andrew Pfeiffer, International Mission leader Glenice Hartwich, and other Australian Lutheran church leaders. Bishop Urame said partnerships such as those between the ELC-PNG and the LCA were extremely valuable. ‘Partnerships are important because we are church together’, he said.

‘We have a common history and also a common spirit of togetherness which is rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ. But, also from the historical point of view, it’s like going back in history and realising where you started. The Australians prepared us well for independence. Our visit here is reflecting those shared journeys. Many of the Australian missionaries committed their lives to lay a foundation for us, so here we are.’


Many of our partner churches are working in new territory for the kingdom of God; therefore, spiritual attack is their everyday reality. As a member of a congregation, school, or family, or a couple or individual, you are invited to commit to praying for our partners in mission. For regular prayer point updates, go to www.lca.org.au/international-mission/act-now/pray

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