Being Aware in times of challenge and change

Grace Lutheran College has been partnering with schools in Indonesia since 2006. For many students and staff, the partnering program becomes a highlight of the years they spend at Grace College – connecting with like-minded peers and forming friendships that will last a lifetime. In 2020, students around the world faced new and unfamiliar challenges. […]

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Blessings amidst a pandemic

In 2012, a partnership began between Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia, and the school of SMA GKPS, Pematangraya, Indonesia. Since then, staff and students of the schools have been a blessing to each other, visiting, building relationships and providing support. It has been a long time not to say hello to our brothers […]

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Helping our neighbours in their time of need

The Lutheran Church of Australia, through International Mission, has walked side by side for the past 20 years with the six million Lutherans of the churches and schools in Indonesia. We learn from each other, as well as provide support to one another as brothers and sisters, proclaiming the love of Jesus in our respective […]

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Horas Day

This year St Martins Lutheran College, Mount Gambier had its second Horas Day to raise money to support SD HKI 3, our partner school in Permatangsinatar, Indonesia. SD HKI 3 is a small primary school which has students in years 1-6. ‘Horas Horas’ is a common saying used in the Batak Indonesian region meaning welcome […]

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Meaningful experiences in Australia

SMA GKPS, Pematangraya school in Indonesia, is a partner school with Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia. In 2019, students from SMA GKPS travelled to Port Lincoln to visit Navigator College, as part of the exchange and relationship building of the partnership. Dya and Frans are two students who participated in the visit and, […]

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Demonstrating God’s heart for the vulnerable

COVID-19 has not just resulted in mass panic-buying of toilet paper, there have been other responses to the pandemic as well. Some of these have even been good news and Tatachilla Lutheran College at McLaren Vale in South Australia and the Lutheran Church in Cambodia have been part of one of those positive stories! For […]

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God’s real miracle

I’m Rina Tobing, a 12th grade student who attends HKBP P.Siantar High School. Life is not as easy as we think, and it is not as difficult as we feel. It has lots of twists and turns we never planned. I have always believe in Jesus. He is the light of my path and his […]

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Congregations affected by new regulations

Any LCA congregation which supports an overseas organisation or conducts activities overseas is now responsible for ensuring its donations and other forms of support get to the right places and in the right way. Coming into effect in July this year, new government regulations are intended to minimise the risk of children and other vulnerable […]

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How a school partnership has grown in Indonesia

“God is alive and leads every step I take. He is dynamic and flexible and always shows his love in many ways. He is simple but gorgeous, awesome and wonderful in the reality of my life.” Friska Pakpahan Friska Pakpahan is an English teacher at HKBP vocational high school in Sidikalang, North Sumatra (Indonesia). Sidikalang […]

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A place of hope for all

At Bethany Home in Malaysia, the love of our Heavenly Father is on offer in abundance, regardless of ability, ethnicity, religious background or social status. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia established Bethany Home more than 50 years ago to care for those living with disability and to reach out to all with the saving […]

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