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 uncle is a follower of Jesus and gave me a Bible, which I burnt. He would sing Christian songs and […]

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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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Caring for those who society rejects

Home of Praise nursery is a ministry operating under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand Diakonia Department. It is located in the notorious Klong Toey slum, in central Bangkok. Dating back from the 1950s, Klong Toey is one of the country’s oldest and most well-known slums. Many inhabitants of Klong Toey originate from the country’s […]

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Learnings in Lutheran tradition

The National Committee for Lutheran World Federation in Indonesia (KN-LWF) in collaboration with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Lutheran Church of Australia New Zealand (LCANZ), facilitated a Leadership Training Program for the leaders of the Lutheran churches in Indonesia. The aim of this program was to enhance and deepen the Lutheran theology and […]

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Passing on the joy of faith

Alin Dagung radiates Christ’s light and joy. She is a pastor serving the Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM) Mesilou church, which has responsibility for the Ebenezer Home Kindergarten. This kindergarten is available for migrant families who have come from Indonesia to work in nearby farms. Alin has a passion for teaching God’s word to […]

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Caring for the welfare of seafarers

A sea breeze and partly cloudy sky offered temporary relief from the Singapore heat as fishermen huddled under the shade outside the Migrant Workers Welfare Centre, a small container-sized building on the wharves of Jurong Fishery Port (JFP). In June 2023, for the first time in three years, the sailors could finally disembark when they […]

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