A wow event for the good news

At the closing ceremony of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) number 34 synod, with the handing on of the synod to ELC Siassi District, the hosts, ELC Immanuel District displayed sugar cane, green vegetables, and pigs – a picture of what God has blessed them with. The Ialibu mission station is […]

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Thanks with unceasing tears

My name is Mrs Reng Pa. I am a mother to four children, and I belong to Myanmar Lutheran Church. I also actively participate in the women’s ministry serving as one of women leaders from the Miza district of the Paletwa township in Chin State. I and my husband are farmers. Our daily survival depends […]

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New Life in Old Stamps

There’s special symbolism in a small wooden Christmas tree sitting in the local Lutheran church in the regional Victorian town of Nhill. Not only does it remind us of the birth of Jesus Christ, but this tree’s peculiar decorations also remind us of the new life Jesus brings. This is because the adornments completely covering […]

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Learning to appreciate the vulnerable

My father was a businessman and my mother a housewife. They migrated from Guangxhou, China to Sandakan, Sabah. A good number of the Chinese residents in the town centre were Hong Kong migrants, and a Cantonese-speaking community had sprung up. My parents accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and became members of the Basel […]

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Please pray for my ministry

I grew up in Cambodia in a poor family. My dad and oldest sister passed away and for most of my childhood, my mother raised me and my brothers and sisters on her own. My mother wanted me to study at university after I finished high school, however, she could not afford it. So, one […]

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Angels and Demons

Many Christians in the postmodern context find it difficult to believe in the existence of angels and demons or evil spirits. But in most Asian countries there seems to be a preoccupation with the supernatural realm. In most of the Asian polytheistic religions, we could observe a third element related to the supernatural realm – […]

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Sober Spirituality

While the spiritual world of angels and demons may not be a regular topic of conversation among many Australians and New Zealanders, in other cultural contexts around the world, including that of Papua New Guinea, spiritual activity impacting human existence may be seen as part of everyday life. Lutheran pastor and seminary lecturer Mick Hauser, […]

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God’s direction

I married Kasiani Lase in 2014. We have twins aged 4 years – a boy named Markel Hafide Sowua Ziliwu and a girl named Mirel Hagrasia Solai Ziliwu. They are in kindergarten now. I have two brothers and two sisters. They and their families are Christian and involved in church ministries in their congregation, where […]

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