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

12 July 2021, marked 135 years since the gospel of Jesus Christ first landed on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) mainland, introduced by Pastor Johannes Flierl at Simbang Finschhafen, Morobe Province, on 12 July 1886. The written and oral histories of how the gospel spread are beyond imagination: crossing high mountains, fast flowing rivers and […]

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Small churches, big visions for Mission

The Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) is a small church, with six congregations and a couple of thousand members. They do not break records when it comes to numbers. But God never worries about such things! Despite their size, LCS has enormous vision and commitment to mission, dedicating time and resources to outreach mission work […]

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Learning together in mission

Most Friday mornings I hear a wonderful sound: the Skype ringtone. It announces that Pastor Hans Giegere is calling me for our weekly supervised reading session. From my office in Walla Walla, situated in the rural farming district of the Riverina New South Wales, I hear how Hans is going and we discuss an article […]

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Thankful for faithful friends in mission

A sentence that best describes my friend and former mission partner, Bishop Terry Kee, is the scripture verse from Romans 1:16, ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. Since turning away from his Buddhist heritage and becoming a follower of […]

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Being Defenders of Human Rights and Human Dignity

From 17 to 28 May 2021, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) hosted an online intensive, two-week training programme on human rights. Twenty-five young adults from 10 countries across Asia, Latin America and Europe came together to study issues of human rights and the defence of human dignity, as a Christian duty. The theme, ‘Being […]

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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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