Building relationships on the gospel

Colin and Ruth Hayter previously served as teachers in PNG with the Lutheran church. In recent years, they have served as volunteer program assistants for LCA International Mission (LCAIM), giving their time, love and deep commitment to the mission of God carried out by the LCA across the borders of our country. They would often […]

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What I will miss in Cambodia

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ … And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God… we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because […]

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Women supporting women

Let me introduce you to Jane … More than 40 years ago, Jane and I were youthful colleagues, teaching together in the remote, eastern highlands province in Papua New Guinea at the Tarabo Meri Wok Trening (Women’s Work Training) school for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG). Much has changed for both […]

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Wok Meri Trening Skuls

Wok Meri Trening Skuls (WMTS) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been established up by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) to empower women to become strong Christian leaders in their communities. There are four schools in the PNG which have been set up on old mission stations. Baitabag, is a short […]

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Butter Chicken (mild chicken curry)

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 kg chicken (diced) 2 onions (diced) 2 tbsp oil 75 g butter Butter chicken paste (I like Patak’s) 2 tsp ginger (grated) 2 tsp garlic (chopped) 300 ml water 400 g tinned tomatoes (or tomato puree) 300 ml cream (light) 1 tsp sugar (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Method Heat […]

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Thai Chicken Laksa

Serves 4 Ingredients 100 g vermicelli noodles 2 tsp cooking oil 4 spring onions (thinly sliced) 1 jar laksa paste 1 litre chicken stock 270 ml can coconut milk (light) 400g skinless chicken breast fillets (thinly sliced) 1 red capsicum (thinly sliced) 200 g green beans (thinly sliced) 1 cup bean sprouts (rinsed) ½ bunch […]

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Our God is a global God

Why is international mission important to God? That was the first question I asked before leaving for Cambodia and Singapore with the GROW Leadership team. Sharing the gospel is a worthy thing to do but why would God call me from my local community and church to travel to a developing country with a haunting […]

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Great work God is doing globally

In 2015 the Board for Mission (now known as LCA International Mission) sought to find a significant way of recognising the celebration of 50 years of union / formation of the LCA (2016) and the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (2017). The general brief was to have a focus on inter-cultural youth leadership development, […]

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Never be the Same

No-one heard everything Jesus said, but for those who heard ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ it is enough inspiration to bring the power of God alive in a person’s life in their time of need. I saw this firsthand in our students. Right from our moment of arrival at Bethany Home in Malaysia, without hesitation […]

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