Learning and teaching as a reconciled child of God

I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend a Biblical Reconciliation workshop in Pematangsiantar, North Sumatra, in 2019. These workshops aim to equip and encourage pastors and teachers in Indonesia, and are offered as a service of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The workshop was based on six lessons: Remember whose you are Repent […]

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Being Aware in times of challenge and change

Grace Lutheran College has been partnering with schools in Indonesia since 2006. For many students and staff, the partnering program becomes a highlight of the years they spend at Grace College – connecting with like-minded peers and forming friendships that will last a lifetime. In 2020, students around the world faced new and unfamiliar challenges. […]

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Blessings amidst a pandemic

In 2012, a partnership began between Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia, and the school of SMA GKPS, Pematangraya, Indonesia. Since then, staff and students of the schools have been a blessing to each other, visiting, building relationships and providing support. It has been a long time not to say hello to our brothers […]

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Helping our neighbours in their time of need

The Lutheran Church of Australia, through International Mission, has walked side by side for the past 20 years with the six million Lutherans of the churches and schools in Indonesia. We learn from each other, as well as provide support to one another as brothers and sisters, proclaiming the love of Jesus in our respective […]

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Lutheran family supports international neighbours

As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded this year, LCA International Mission has kept in regular contact with church leaders from across our region, to understand their needs and determine the scale of the disaster they are facing. They also have been communicating with funding partners from across the world to coordinate any action the LCA […]

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Horas Day

This year St Martins Lutheran College, Mount Gambier had its second Horas Day to raise money to support SD HKI 3, our partner school in Permatangsinatar, Indonesia. SD HKI 3 is a small primary school which has students in years 1-6. ‘Horas Horas’ is a common saying used in the Batak Indonesian region meaning welcome […]

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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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Teaching ‘Christology’ at STT

It was my joy and privilege to spend two weeks with the staff and students at Sihabonghabong. Soon after our course was underway, one of the girls called me ‘Grandpa’ and this rapidly took off. In response I called them my ‘cucu’ (choo-choo), my grandchildren. This was typical of the affectionate way I was welcomed […]

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