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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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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Lulan’s journey to wokmeri trening skuls coordinator

Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ from the coordinator, the staff, the teachers and the board of the four Women’s Ministerial Training Schools (Wokmeri Trening Skuls) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG): – Baitabag Wokmeri Training School in Madang District of Madang Province; – Stang Wokmeri Training School […]

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Bikpela Tenkyu

Early last year while he was on furlough, Pastor Mick Hauser visited Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide and shared a short presentation on his work in Papua New Guinea as a missionary teaching at Martin Luther Seminary in Lae. Members of the congregation were inspired by what they heard and with concern for the needs […]

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Leading in gospel integrity

Following a much drier rainy season last year and experiencing drought in Finschhafen, in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province, we are now in the middle of a very normal wet season. The dry meant that vital food production from student gardens has been delayed from March until an expected start in early July if the […]

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Annual Obstacle-A-Thon. Supporting a community in need

In keeping with the vision of Good News Lutheran Church, Middle Park, Queensland to ‘Share the Good News’ Centenary Christian Kindergarten holds an annual Obstacle-a-thon to support a community in need. We have been doing this for 8 years now! We have previously supported the Maadagach Community in Nepal, Refugee Connect and in 2020 we […]

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God prepares and provides

Genesis tells us that, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and then made all the creatures. He prepared places for living things so that they were provided for through their environments. Fish have food and shelter and all they need where God has placed them. God not only prepared places for […]

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Practically assisting PNG teachers

Many Australian Lutherans know of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea – perhaps from past missionaries to the country or from media updates.  Perhaps not so well known is the existence of an extensive Lutheran School system across the country. When we think of the words “Lutheran School”, our minds may go to […]

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A love of learning and a life of serving

Retired Queensland educator Fred Stolz is penning his life story, which he’s called A Fortunate Life. ‘I don’t know why God has blessed me as he has, but I am very thankful’, says 87-year-old Fred as he reflects on his 54 years of service to education in Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The farmer’s […]

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