A Life of Faith and Service

That is why we labour and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, and especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10  This Bible verse best describes the ministry of Rev Basa Rohana Hutabarat. I first met Rev Basa Hutabarat in a hospital room in […]

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A deepening of faith in Cambodia

Cambodia is known as the “Kingdom of Wonder.” Part of this reputation comes from its many juxtapositions: it’s exhilarating and devastating, beautiful and challenging, poor and thriving. Visitors encounter the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the effects of genocide in the 1970s, the quiet countryside, bustling cities—and the graciousness of the people. Amid this wonder, […]

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Growing as a Christian in Cambodia

Phum Krus is a small village in Cambodia, about a two-hour drive from the capital, Phnom Penh. The drive to Phum Krus means leaving the main highway to travel on uneven dirt roads and avoiding puddles made by recent thunderstorms. Village life greets you on arrival with cows chewing their cud near humble homes, the […]

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Taking steps of faith

What is the most effective and most faithful way to discern God’s will for our lives? We asked Audrey*, who serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators in partnership with LCA International Mission, to share her journey. For me, discerning God’s will has been a step-by-step process. It has involved regular times of being still before God, […]

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Joyful reunion for church friends

The relaxation of Australia’s border restrictions has led to many happy reunions between long-separated family members and other loved ones. And it was a similarly joyful reconnection between international church friends when Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) President Reverend Antonio del Rio Reyes visited Adelaide recently for the installation of LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith. […]

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Boys Brigade fosters a love for Jesus

Kong Chak Mun works for the Lutheran Church in Cambodia (LCC) as an administrator and ministry support person. He was sent by the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) and is financially supported by LCA International Mission. Chak Mun came to faith through the Boys Brigade youth ministry program. Before that, he practised Taoism. His mum […]

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Support for mission field challenges

Arriving in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with her husband and four children was all Sarah* hoped it would be. Within days, they were studying with other new arrivals in an orientation course and learning the local language and culture. Soon after, they were taken to the ‘village living’ component of their orientation training – four […]

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Even dolls can tell of the love of God

When I was a missionary in Thailand, a Finnish missionary, Dr Lilja Kinnunen-Riipinen, taught drama at the Lutheran Institute of Theological Education in Bangkok. Every Lent, she directed a passion play – a drama of Jesus’ trial, suffering, and crucifixion performed by students and church members. One year, she had to cancel the play and was […]

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Cross-cultural exchange brings great blessings

With the support of LCA International Mission and the National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation in Indonesia (KN-LWF), Immanuel Lutheran College (ILC) from Buderim in Queensland developed a partnership with  HKBP SMP and SMA Secondary Schools (junior and senior high schools) in Parapat North Sumatra in 2017. We also connected with a disability service, […]

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PNG Synod an ‘Overwhelming Experience’

Attending the recent opening ceremony of the 33rd Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) was an overwhelming experience – but not because it lasted approximately six hours or because there were an estimated 10,000 people present. Instead, what made this event overwhelming was that for the duration those attending celebrated […]

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