Areas of LCA mission and ministry involvement in Papua New Guinea and Australia

  • LCA staff serving in PNG: Mick Hauser (Martin Luther Seminary) and Hanna Schulz (Wycliffe/SIL)
  • LCA contribution to the Lutheran Overseas Partners Churches (LOPC) budget
  • Funding through LOPC for various block grants
  • Scholarship in-country for doctoral program at Divine Word University for Bishop Rev Jack Urame
  • Masters of Theological Studies scholarship at Pacific Theological College, Fiji from Rev Gabriel Sogimo (Lecturer at Ogelbeng Seminary)
  • Short-term scholarship in 2017 at Australian Lutheran College
  • Library books for Martin Luther Seminary, Ogelbeng Highlands Seminary
  • Program Assistants Colin and Ruth Hayter – visits to PNG and service in Australia
  • Visit of LCA Assistant to the Bishop – International Mission, Program Officer and Program Assistant to PNG for meetings
  • Freight and costs for shipments to PNG of books, birthing kits etc

Support for other programs via LCA website donation facility

  • Books for seminary libraries (Martin Luther Seminary, Ogelbeng, Logaweng)
  • Medical ministry
  • Publication of Christian literature
  • Scholarships
  • Library books for Seminaries (Martin Luther Seminary, Ogelbeng, Logaweng)
  • Support for Mick Hauser (lecturer at Martin Luther Seminary)

Other off-budget programs

  • Solar panels for rural health centres (LWA supported program)
  • Birthing kits (LWA supported program)
  • Resource centre, books and printing of Christian literature (individual donations
  • Scholarship for Siassi High School students (from the Eckermann fund)

Areas of ministry requiring support are determined by the LCA Assistant to the Bishop – International Mission and Program Officer following request (‘singaut’) from ELCPNG Church Council, staff in the field and the LOPC meetings held annually in PNG.

More about mission in Papua New Guinea

PNG Program – Overview
Program History
Program Partners

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Home is where our Lord is

As Australian Lutheran Mick Hauser reflects on his time in Papua New Guinea (PNG), many things fill his thoughts. He is married to Milka and they have a son, Kelly. And, while lecturing at the Martin Luther Seminary in Lae, Mick is also studying a doctorate part-time and preparing for ordination as a pastor. Life […]

PAPUA NEW GUINEA FACT SHEET

Please download and print this handy reference, so your congregation and community can learn more about partnering in God's mission in PNG.

PNG MISSION EXPERIENCES FOR YOU

Please pray. Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive updates and prayer points. Simply go to www.lca.org.au/enews, add your email address and select LCA International Mission. Done!

Talk to me (Nevin, contact details below) about a Papua New Guinean partnership. You can pray for your partners in mission, raise funds for projects, and receive updates about the exciting work God is doing among the people you support. (You’ll gain more than you give, you know.)

Your financial gifts are always needed and appreciated. Visit our Direct Donate page and select the PNG projects God is nudging you to support. If you don't like donating via websites, visit our Donation information page for other options. Or call me (Nevin) and I’ll help you to donate any way you want.

Want the face-to-face experience? Sure! You can join a mission team or create one from your congregation, school or small group, even your family. Do you think God might be calling you to serve in Papua New Guinea? Call me (Nevin) to talk about it.

Hi, I'm Nevin. I’m here to help you and encourage you to join God’s mission in Papua New Guinea.

CONTACT ME

Email: nevin.nitschke@lca.org.au
Phone: 08 8267 7300

LCA International Mission