Birthing Kits – an overseas embrace

“Thankyou for the heart you have and God bless” Lupsy The Birthing Kit project is one of the ways that LCA International Mission provides practical support for women at the grassroots, in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Having responsibility for this project is one of the joys of being a program officer for this country partnership. […]

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Revival and persecution – in one!

Rev Dr Gottfried Martens is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin-Steglitz, a member congregation of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK). Over the past 12 or so years this congregation has welcomed hundreds of converts to Christianity, mostly former Muslims living in Germany as Iranian and Afghan refugees. The Trinity congregation is focused on […]

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Meaningful experiences in Australia

SMA GKPS, Pematangraya school in Indonesia, is a partner school with Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia. In 2019, students from SMA GKPS travelled to Port Lincoln to visit Navigator College, as part of the exchange and relationship building of the partnership. Dya and Frans are two students who participated in the visit and, […]

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God is our refuge and strength

‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble … though the waters roar and foam … the Lord of hosts is with us’ (Psalm 46:1,3–4). Many years ago, I prayed portions of this psalm over and over again as I was on a mission boat, buffeted by strong trade winds as […]

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Demonstrating God’s heart for the vulnerable

COVID-19 has not just resulted in mass panic-buying of toilet paper, there have been other responses to the pandemic as well. Some of these have even been good news and Tatachilla Lutheran College at McLaren Vale in South Australia and the Lutheran Church in Cambodia have been part of one of those positive stories! For […]

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