A wow event for the good news

At the closing ceremony of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) number 34 synod, with the handing on of the synod to ELC Siassi District, the hosts, ELC Immanuel District displayed sugar cane, green vegetables, and pigs – a picture of what God has blessed them with. The Ialibu mission station is […]

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Thanks with unceasing tears

My name is Mrs Reng Pa. I am a mother to four children, and I belong to Myanmar Lutheran Church. I also actively participate in the women’s ministry serving as one of women leaders from the Miza district of the Paletwa township in Chin State. I and my husband are farmers. Our daily survival depends […]

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Learning to appreciate the vulnerable

My father was a businessman and my mother a housewife. They migrated from Guangxhou, China to Sandakan, Sabah. A good number of the Chinese residents in the town centre were Hong Kong migrants, and a Cantonese-speaking community had sprung up. My parents accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and became members of the Basel […]

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Please pray for my ministry

I grew up in Cambodia in a poor family. My dad and oldest sister passed away and for most of my childhood, my mother raised me and my brothers and sisters on her own. My mother wanted me to study at university after I finished high school, however, she could not afford it. So, one […]

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Sober Spirituality

While the spiritual world of angels and demons may not be a regular topic of conversation among many Australians and New Zealanders, in other cultural contexts around the world, including that of Papua New Guinea, spiritual activity impacting human existence may be seen as part of everyday life. Lutheran pastor and seminary lecturer Mick Hauser, […]

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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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Caring for those who society rejects

Home of Praise nursery is a ministry operating under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand Diakonia Department. It is located in the notorious Klong Toey slum, in central Bangkok. Dating back from the 1950s, Klong Toey is one of the country’s oldest and most well-known slums. Many inhabitants of Klong Toey originate from the country’s […]

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Passing on the joy of faith

Alin Dagung radiates Christ’s light and joy. She is a pastor serving the Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM) Mesilou church, which has responsibility for the Ebenezer Home Kindergarten. This kindergarten is available for migrant families who have come from Indonesia to work in nearby farms. Alin has a passion for teaching God’s word to […]

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Caring for the welfare of seafarers

A sea breeze and partly cloudy sky offered temporary relief from the Singapore heat as fishermen huddled under the shade outside the Migrant Workers Welfare Centre, a small container-sized building on the wharves of Jurong Fishery Port (JFP). In June 2023, for the first time in three years, the sailors could finally disembark when they […]

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