Across mountains and over rough seas: spreading the gospel in PNG

The 12 July 2021, marked 135 years of the gospel of Jesus Christ first landing on the shores of the Papua New Guinea mainland, introduced by the Rev. Johannes Flierl at Simbang Finschhafen, Morobe province. The written and oral histories of how the gospel spread are beyond imagination: crossing high mountains, fast flowing rivers and […]

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Sharing care and counsel saves lives

The LCANZ has a long-standing relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) through LCA International Mission. One of the ways the ELCM serves its community is through the Women’s Care & Counselling Centre, which supports pregnant women who may be considering abortions or baby-dumping. Those who serve there share the story of this […]

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Walking with our overseas partners

LCA International Mission walks together with our partner churches overseas through support for such projects as the Lutheran Study Centre (LSC) at Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) in Malaysia. LSC Director Dr Wilfred J Samuel explains the critical role of the centre for the region’s Lutheran churches. The Lutheran Study Center (LSC) at Sabah Theological Seminary […]

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Impactful support for Bethany Home

Bethany Home was established in 1966 and continues to provide training and an educational program for children and adults with special needs. As at April 2021, we have 117 children with special needs (intellectual deficiency, spastic, autism and epilepsy) coming from a multi-racial and multi-religious background. Activities/Events The COVID-19 pandemic had affected many of our […]

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Stamps make a world of difference

Who would have thought the once-popular children’s pastime of stamp collecting was still alive? Well, not only is stamp collecting still going strong, but it continues to make a world of difference to communities around the globe through the Lutheran Church of Australia’s (LCA) Stamps for Mission program. Since its inception more than 80 years […]

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Easter message changes lives

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand is still a relatively new church, which is also true of the growing congregations in Nan Province. It is here that the gospel of forgiveness and life in Jesus’ name has transformed the lives of the Lua people, who make up the majority of Christians in this area. Traditionally, […]

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