Easter message changes lives

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand is still a relatively new church, which is also true of the growing congregations in Nan Province. It is here that the gospel of forgiveness and life in Jesus’ name has transformed the lives of the Lua people, who make up the majority of Christians in this area. Traditionally, […]

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Praying for peace in Myanmar

Myanmar was plummeted into insecurity and uncertainty in February, as the military seized power and detained democratically elected leaders, alleging electoral fraud in November 2020 elections won by the National League for Democracy party. However, the Myanmar people are not giving up their hard-won freedoms without a fight, albeit a non-violent one. Many thousands of […]

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Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus

I remember being a young boy in my village in the 1970s and 1980s and hearing the sound of the traditional Papua New Guinea instrument garamut on Easter Sunday mornings, calling people to worship. You can hear the deep sound many miles away and it can wake people who are sound asleep! As early as […]

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Come over here and help us!

‘A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us”’ (Acts 16:9). The LCA might be a relatively small church in Australia and New Zealand, but God calls us to support his mission among churches of neighbouring countries. Answering […]

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Easter joy in cultural celebrations

‘Selamat Hari Paskah’ means ‘Happy Easter’ for members of the Batak churches of Indonesia. Easter is an all-day celebration despite being a regular workday for most in this predominantly-Muslim South-East Asian nation. Women play a particularly important role in traditional observances which, in many places, begin at 5.00am. Pre-dawn prayer and song In rural areas, […]

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Prayer call for Myanmar

Members of the LCA/NZ are being urged to pray for peace in Myanmar, where the military staged a coup d’etat and took control of the country earlier this month. Following an overwhelming victory by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party in elections last November, the military disputed the result, detained elected […]

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Life-changing gift

Rev Tuch Keov Sreyleak’s life is part of the story of the Lutheran Church in Cambodia. Rev Sreyleak comes from the village of Phum Krus in Cambodia. She is one of four children and was only eight years old when tragedy struck – her father died, and her mother left the family in the village. […]

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Collaboration between Wantok Place and ALC Library

Wantok Place is the LCA’s Museum of Papua New Guinea (PNG) Artefacts, and it is housed in the LLL Building in Archer Street, North Adelaide.  This valuable collection is governed by the LCA Committee for International Mission, and it also tells the story of Australia Lutheran mission work in PNG and other SE Asian countries from […]

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Thank you for support for Apricot Picking, Cutting and Drying

For more than 13 years, the sale of thousands of bags of deliciously sweet dried apricots from Moorook in South Australia’s Riverland, has had eternal benefits. Several thousands of dollars each year from dried apricot sales have supported the Lutheran Church in Cambodia’s ongoing ministry and, recently, the redevelopment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in […]

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