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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Sharing food for the soul

Steam rises from slowly roasted peanuts and bodies are cooled from stifling heat with fresh-pressed sugarcane juice and coconut ice cream sundaes. Men and women use the tiers of the chan srak food containers to transport rice, a few dishes and a dessert as an offering to monks on behalf of deceased relatives, under the […]

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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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Finding joy and learning on Saturday

Nan is located in the far north of Thailand on the border with Laos. The churches here are in various villages, some of them deep in the mountains. Simple bamboo huts are surrounded by playing children, dogs, chickens, roosters, and pigs. Most of the churches are very simple, but they all have a good atmosphere […]

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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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Two decades of supporting mums and babies

Twenty years after Margaret Voigt presented the idea to the Lutheran Women of Australia’s (LWA) convention to supply birthing kits to Papua New Guinea (PNG), the 2023 birthing kits shipment arrived in Lae in mid-November. The 750 birthing kits will be distributed to various health facilities which are supported by Lutheran Health Services, the health […]

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Serving others with love and humility

I was recently privileged with the blessing of ordination. As I was studying and preparing for this role, the Holy Spirit convicted me to think about what it means to lead as a servant. I have seen misuse of leadership to manipulate and control. I have witnessed those who have been led this way, follow […]

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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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