Early last year while he was on furlough, Pastor Mick Hauser visited Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide and shared a short presentation on his work in Papua New Guinea as a missionary teaching at Martin Luther Seminary in Lae. Members of the congregation were inspired by what they heard and with concern for the needs […]
Early last year while he was on furlough, Pastor Mick Hauser visited Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide and shared a short presentation on his work in Papua New Guinea as a missionary teaching at Martin Luther Seminary in Lae. Members of the congregation were inspired by what they heard and with concern for the needs of the church, decided the proceeds from an upcoming fundraiser Quiz night would be given to support the training of pastors and other church workers in PNG. Specifically they offered to pay for a copy of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanations (in Tok Pisin) to be given to every student at the three seminaries, the missionary training school and the Church College at Banz.
Long makim staff na sumatin bilong Senior Flierl Seminary mi tok bikpela tenkyu long dispela Liklik Katekism kam long Bethlehem Luteran kongregesen Adelaide Australia. Em i bikpela samting long blessim mipela long helpim long stadi na yusim long tinting long bel bilong mipela na givim gutpela save bilong mipela long wokabaut bilong Kristen. Na tu em I gutpela helpim long taim mipela goaut long tis CLS (Christian Life Studies) long Primeri Skul long taun Gagidu (Gah gee doo). Gen mipela tok bikpela tenkyu tru na amamas long dispela nambawan blessim God I salim na kam long kongresesn Bethlehem.
Marimari na bel isi bilong Bikpela Jisas stap wantaim yupela olgeta, long nem bilong God Triwan, Papa, Pikinini, na Holi Spirit. I tru.
Deputi Prinsipol (William Sugoho) na siaman long SRC Student Representative Counsel (Mungbe Nassim)
On behalf of the staff and students of Senior Flierl Seminary I say ‘many thanks” for the Small Catechisms that were sent from Bethlehem Lutheran congregation in Adelaide Australia. This is an enormous blessing and support for us to use in our studies and meditation time which gives good understanding to us in our Christian walk. Also it is a wonderful help in our teaching of Christian Life Studies at the Gagidu Primary School (which is close to the seminary). Again we say a big thankyou as we rejoice in this wonderful blessing God has sent from the Bethlehem congregation.
The Grace and peace of our Lord Jesus be with you all, in the name of our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Deputy Principal, William Sugoho and chairman of the Student Representative Council, Mungbe Nassim.
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