Support needed for discipleship resource

Seasons is a Lutheran discipleship resource published in English by the Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM) in 2017 as a contribution to the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A year later, a Chinese translation followed. Both versions have been well received by members and congregations of the four Lutheran church bodies in […]

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Looking for love

 “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20). When I was still a teenager, around 14 or 15 years […]

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If not us, then who?

As a nine-year-old, Ian Kleinig watched a lantern slide show of New Guinean children being baptised under trees and he dreamt of being a missionary. It was God’s will that from 1948 he served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea(PNG) and that in 1966 Pastor Ian arrived in Madras (now Chennai) in India with […]

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Robust and Fruitful discussions in Malaysia

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) is one of four Lutheran synods in Malaysia. Its focus is on working with the Tamil people of Peninsula (West) Malaysia. Malaysia is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation. The Malay majority are Muslims and it is a crime to convert Malays. Those Malays that do convert to Christianity […]

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God filled me up again!

I grew up in a non-Christian family but attended a Catholic school where talking about God or Jesus was part of the environment. I recall very strongly that we prayed during assembly every Monday. On one occasion, I was invited to a children’s camp and one memory from that time was imprinted on me and […]

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Myanmar church gives to bushfire relief

In a moving show of generosity and Christian partnership, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Myanmar (ELCM)/Lutheran Bethlehem Church has donated three Sundays’ worth of offerings towards bushfire relief through the LCA/NZ. Despite being based in a poor South-Eastern Asian nation in which more than 30 per cent of people live below the poverty line of […]

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Life – a journey worth embracing

Anyone who has willingly hiked 1100 kilometres has to love the journey. For 68-year-old Queenslander Anne Maczkowiack, walking the 800 kilometre Camino De Santiago trail across Spain was only a part of a post-retirement reward in 2014. She and husband Robert decided to add an extra 300 kilometres to start from Barcelona. That says something […]

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Serving in a Global Context

In our ‘modern’ world, a common perception is that we are able to connect globally more than ever before. Smart phones, satellites, cyberspace and airplanes make this an easy presumption. Nevertheless, is it true? The bible speaks of a connectedness that far outweighs our handheld devices and all manner of technological connectivity. READ: Matt 28: […]

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But Lord, when did we see you sick… ?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) is reaching out to the people living in the Nan province through healthcare. Nan province is a mountainous area northeast of Bangkok, bordering Laos. It is home to many Lua people, an ethnic minority group in Thailand. Dr Rovasoa Harivony Razafindrabe (who is from the Malagasy Lutheran Church, […]

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