From Nias Island to Adelaide: reflections of a scholarship

Rev. Gloriati Ndraha is a pastor and lecturer at STT (Sekolah Tinggi Teologi) Sundermann Seminary, located on Nias Island, Indonesia. In 2019, Gloria was a recipient of an LCA International Mission sabbatical scholarship, researching and studying in Adelaide. In 2019, the scholarship allowed Gloria to take sabbatical leave from her seminary position and travel to […]

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A Scholarship of Blessings

I was born into a non-Christian family. Through the religious classes taught during secondary school and attending youth fellowship, I heard about Jesus Christ and was baptised on Christmas day of 1981. Ten years later, the Lord called me to serve full-time in ministry and I took up my theological training in the Malaysia Baptist […]

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Your support brings blessings

Time truly flies. I graduated in June of 2017 and now it is almost the end of 2019! Having completed my Master of Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) Hong Kong, I returned to Sabah, Malaysia to serve in the Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) as a lecturer. In my first semester at STS […]

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Connecting lives to the gospel

We thank the Lutheran Women of Australia, for their support of the LCA International Mission scholarship program. This has allowed the further training of pastors and lay people in Lutheran theology from our overseas partner churches. In the past year, the following people have been recipients of an LCA International Mission scholarship: Emmanuel Som Yalamu […]

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Flexible study option for Augustin

Augustin Muthusami is proof that distance is no barrier to studying with Australian Lutheran College (ALC). He is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia – a seven-and-a-half hour flight away from ALC’s North Adelaide campus – pursuing doctoral research studies through ALC. ‘I have been a pastor for about 27 years now’, […]

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Peace, Hope and a Future

To meet James is to meet a whirlwind for Jesus! Confident, enthusiastic and wit the deep warmth of hospitality, James is alive with God’s Spirit and is a pastor in the Myanmar Lutheran Church (MLC). James grew up in a village of 50 houses. Three of James’s siblings died from disease. During this time, a village […]

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We learn together

The aim of the scholarship program is to build capacity within our partner churches, enabling them to strengthen their Lutheran theology in their churches and seminaries. While being a small church, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has a well established and respected seminary with a well-resourced library well resourced in Lutheran theological material. This […]

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Overseas partners share in reconciliation mission

LCA International Mission has teamed up with LCA Reconciliation Ministry for a second year, providing short-term scholarships for two pastors visiting from Indonesian Lutheran churches which are LCA partners. Rev Dr Pahala Jannen Simanjuntak, from the Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) church, and Rev Fotani Ziliwu, from the Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP) church, have […]

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Being refreshed in how to preach Christ’s gospel

I am a Lutheran Pastor who was ordained since 1996 from a Protestant church in Indonesia. An Old Testament Lecturer at a Theological Seminary in Pematangsiantar belonging to our church. I completed the Doctoral program from Silliman University Dumaguete City, Philippinnes 2017. My church name is Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) established since 1861 through […]

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Andrew’s Journey

Andrew Thinagaran was raised in a Hindu family and later became a Christian, exploring several denominations before joining the Lutheran church eight years ago. He currently serves as an associate pastor, while working towards ordination. Andrew shares his scholarship story … ‘This year I was offered an LCA International Mission scholarship to study at Australian […]

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