Moving between cultures to teach and serve

Rosanna Hutagalung grew up in Singapore as part of the community of the Bedok Lutheran Church. This church had started when Pastor and Mrs John T. Nelson moved from America to take up the assignment. Pastor John had a deep impact on Rosanna. His example provided encouragement for Rosanna to love with the self-giving love […]

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Good News for newcomers to Singapore

In the 1980s, as Singaporeans made plans to build the tall infrastructure that fills their skyline today, many workers were recruited from other countries, including Thailand, to provide the labour. The Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Singapore (LCMS) realised a need to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to Thai people who were living and […]

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A Promise Forgotten…God’s Divine Appointment!

Prior to joining the International Lutheran Seafarers’ Mission (ILSM) I had been an oil trader and had worked in the oil and gas industry for more than twenty years. Before that I had spent about five years in the shipping industry, particularly in the container trade. Oil and shipping are like twin sisters, very closely […]

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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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Small churches, big visions for Mission

The Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) is a small church, with six congregations and a couple of thousand members. They do not break records when it comes to numbers. But God never worries about such things! Despite their size, LCS has enormous vision and commitment to mission, dedicating time and resources to outreach mission work […]

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Thankful for faithful friends in mission

A sentence that best describes my friend and former mission partner, Bishop Terry Kee, is the scripture verse from Romans 1:16, ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. Since turning away from his Buddhist heritage and becoming a follower of […]

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My Learning Journey

A Pastoral Care Nurse or Parish Nurse is a qualified nurse who has undertaken (or will undertake) some theological study in order to serve in holistic ministry in a congregation or church-related school or agency. When this ministry was first introduced in Australia, courses were offered through (then) Luther Seminary, including a Graduate Diploma in […]

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