Learning and interacting online

Twenty volunteers living in South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria joined together from five Christian denominations to serve the STT Abdi Sabda Seminary conversational English program overseas in 2023. Each weekday for four weeks, these servants demonstrated the love of Jesus to the young people who are beginning their theological studies to become […]

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Schools serving one another with their gifts

The Bible is filled with images, models and practices of partnership within God, with God and with others, and encourages partnership in the gospel and in mission. ‘Why we should serve in partnership with others’ was one topic for reflection at the recent annual workshop for staff from schools in partnership with Lutheran schools in […]

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Lulan’s journey to wokmeri trening skuls coordinator

Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ from the coordinator, the staff, the teachers and the board of the four Women’s Ministerial Training Schools (Wokmeri Trening Skuls) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG): – Baitabag Wokmeri Training School in Madang District of Madang Province; – Stang Wokmeri Training School […]

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Offering the extravagant love of the Sower

You know that parable where the farmer sows four lots of seed? The first lot of seed falls on the path where it lies until the birds swoop down and enjoy it for themselves. What the birds don’t eat are trampled by the feet of those who were passing through the fields. The second lot […]

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Strengthening Lutheran identity in Indonesia

In mid-July, KN-LWF together with the HKBP, GKPA, GPP, HKI and GKPI congregations, organised a number of Biblical seminars on the theme of reconciliation. Over several days, Rev Matt Anker taught more than 200 participants, including pastors and deacons, inviting them to deepen their understanding of law and gospel. The law is filled with rules, […]

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Yearning to know more of God’s love

I am a Deacon of the Myanmar Lutheran Church (MLC), am married to Mrs Win Swe who loves God so much, and we have a daughter whose name is Rachael. My parents came from an animist background. They offered many sacrifices to the spirits whenever one of us became sick, even though my mother felt […]

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Bikpela Tenkyu

Early last year while he was on furlough, Pastor Mick Hauser visited Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide and shared a short presentation on his work in Papua New Guinea as a missionary teaching at Martin Luther Seminary in Lae. Members of the congregation were inspired by what they heard and with concern for the needs […]

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Leading in gospel integrity

Following a much drier rainy season last year and experiencing drought in Finschhafen, in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province, we are now in the middle of a very normal wet season. The dry meant that vital food production from student gardens has been delayed from March until an expected start in early July if the […]

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Joys and challenges of a new land and language

Greetings from our new home in Taiwan. Our family has been in Taiwan for six months. This has been both joyful and challenging. The joys have included: Fellowship with the other mission staff and with our brothers and sisters at Salvation Lutheran Church, Chiayi The friendliness of the Taiwanese people Experiencing this beautiful island and […]

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