If not us, then who?

As a nine-year-old, Ian Kleinig watched a lantern slide show of New Guinean children being baptised under trees and he dreamt of being a missionary. It was God’s will that from 1948 he served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea(PNG) and that in 1966 Pastor Ian arrived in Madras (now Chennai) in India with […]

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Spreading the Word

There are 7361 known living languages, including sign languages, in use in the world right now. However, readers of only 683 of these languages have the complete Bible available, with another 1534 languages having just a New Testament translation. While there is translation and/or linguistic development happening in 2658 languages across more than 170 countries, […]

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Learning the language of love

South Asia is a captivating place that overwhelms the senses with its vast crowds, loud noises, vibrant colours, spicy food and overpowering smells. There are thousands of distinct groups of people, who speak hundreds of different languages in this region. The majority of people follow Hinduism or Islam, meaning that most people have not heard […]

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Change for Bible Translators

The oversight of LCA Bible translation work, including that by Hanna Schulz in Papua New Guinea and Margaret Mickan in the Northern Territory, has changed. Lutheran Bible Translators Australia (LBTA), which has overseen the promotion of Bible translation and literacy work within the LCA for 35 years, has been wound up in its current form […]

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I’m Thankful

In a recent emailed newsletter Hanna Schulz shared her thankfulness. ‘I am thankful for each of you. Thank you for continuing to encourage me through your emails, letters, prayers and financial support. I could not be here doing what I do without you. I am thankful for the Kope community and their enthusiasm for having […]

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Outside the comfort zone

When Bible translator Hanna Schulz goes to live and work in a remote Papua New Guinea (PNG) village for approximately two months out of every four, she goes without mains power and water, a fridge, air-conditioning and a flushing toilet. The weather is ‘hot or hotter, sweaty or sweatier’ and mosquitoes are a constant pest. […]

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