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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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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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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God-shaped Servanthood

In Scripture, deacons are not ‘called’ (as pastors are) but are qualified by God and chosen by the church. The Greek word for deacon is diakonos and the word used for the gift of service is diakonia. The deacon’s office is the office of a servant. Sister Elisabeth did not think she was friendly or […]

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Schools blessed by overseas partnerships

As international borders began to reopen and Australians started to travel again, LCA International Mission offered staff representatives from Lutheran Education Australia schools with partnerships with Indonesian schools to travel together to Indonesia to re-establish personal connections and explore changes that may need to be made for future student visits. Two staff from Victory Lutheran […]

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Stepping out of comfort zone to share Lutheran teaching

In December 2022, I had an opportunity to do some teaching in Jakarta, Indonesia with groups of Lutheran young people and pastors. I had previously taught Lutheran pastors from South-East Asia online, but this was my first experience teaching face to face in Indonesia, and through an interpreter. The Lutheran church in Indonesia is very […]

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sharing the love of Jesus among the young

Your generous financial donations support the Luther Study Centre, located in Indonesia. The Luther Study Centre was founded because the National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (KN-LWF) was being asked by church members for more information about Luther’s teachings and Lutheran doctrine. KN-LWF realised that, due to the increasing development of new church doctrines […]

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Navigating a faith journey together

Around 10 years ago, Navigator College at Port Lincoln in South Australia sought to explore a partnership with a school in another country. After consultation with LCA International Mission, and a lot of prayerful consideration, a partnership between Navigator and SMA GKPS 1 Pamatang Raya, Indonesia, was born. Through God’s provision and blessing, this partnership […]

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Nomads no more, part 2

In the April 2019 edition of Border Crossings, we told the story of the mission of the Gereja Kristen Luther Indonesia (GKLI) church to the indigenous Sanak people in the jungles of North Sumatra. In April 2022 I was privileged to visit the Sanak village largely built by donations from LCA members. So how has […]

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