Stamps make a world of difference

Who would have thought the once-popular children’s pastime of stamp collecting was still alive? Well, not only is stamp collecting still going strong, but it continues to make a world of difference to communities around the globe through the Lutheran Church of Australia’s (LCA) Stamps for Mission program. Since its inception more than 80 years […]

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Small Items – Big Story

Stamps for Mission (SFM) was started in 1938 by Ern Unger from Parkes in NSW. He was in charge of this project, supported by Lutheran groups, until he passed the baton to Peter Nitschke in early 2003. It is now a project of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) in general, currently supported by “the […]

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A Labour of Love

When I told Marj and Clarrie Schutz that I wanted to write a brief account of their involvement in Stamps for Mission, Marj’s immediate reply was ‘it’s time consuming’. Marj has been involved in cleaning/sorting and bundling stamps since I spoke at a women’s fellowship meeting about Stamps for Mission. So, for more than a […]

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Marked for Ministry

Mr Ern Unger from Parkes in New South Wales headed the Stamps for Mission project for more than 60 years. He had many supporting volunteers and, for many decades, this ministry came under the umbrella of Lutheran youth. Youth groups spent many evenings cleaning and sorting stamps. I knew the Unger family at Parkes. When […]

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The Organiser

Arthur Schuster is an organiser. He has always been an organiser. It is his God-given gift. And he has used it with gusto to serve God for the best part of his 87 years! It started on his family farm at Yerong Creek near Wagga, New South Wales, when, aged about 10 years old, he […]

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Servant of Christ Award

Gertrude Jacob was one of three recipients of the 2012 Servant of Christ Award. The award recognises the faithful, but not always obvious, service of laypeople within the LCA. It is conferred annually as a highlight of the Australian Lutheran College (ALC) graduation ceremony. Gertrude’s independent living unit at Lutheran Homes, Glynde, reflects her ongoing […]

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Stamps for Mission Project Indonesia

Stamps for Mission are donating $2000 to the Abdi Sabda Seminary prison ministry, Medan, Indonesia. Abdi Sabda seminary Prison Ministry team is just one of the six mission projects supported through the Stamps for Mission program in 2013. Each week the enthusiastic group of faithful students studying at Abdi Sabda seminary, go into the prisons […]

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Stamps for Mission Projects in 2012

Thank you to all those involved in collecting, cleaning and sorting stamps. In 2011, an amazing $7,679.39 was raised and an additional $3,094.09 was deposited in January 2012. These funds will be put to good use supporting these mission projects: Support for the 6 Lua evangelists working with Rev Simon Mackenzie in Nan Province of […]

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