Joys and challenges of a new land and language

Greetings from our new home in Taiwan. Our family has been in Taiwan for six months. This has been both joyful and challenging. The joys have included: Fellowship with the other mission staff and with our brothers and sisters at Salvation Lutheran Church, Chiayi The friendliness of the Taiwanese people Experiencing this beautiful island and […]

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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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Ten years of striving together for the gospel

The Lutheran Study Centre (LSC) has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, under the theme, “Standing together side by side and striving together for the Gospel”. The theme described the aspirations and objective which the LSC has had in place since its inauguration on 9 March 2012. The LSC was established by the Federation of the […]

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God’s goodness through Home of Grace

Home of Grace is a sanctuary for vulnerable, pregnant women, a service offered by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) diakonia department. Since 1986, Home of Grace has offered safe refuge for pregnant women who have been rejected by their community, relatives, and friends. During 2022, 26 women found refuge at Home of Grace. […]

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God-shaped Servanthood

In Scripture, deacons are not ‘called’ (as pastors are) but are qualified by God and chosen by the church. The Greek word for deacon is diakonos and the word used for the gift of service is diakonia. The deacon’s office is the office of a servant. Sister Elisabeth did not think she was friendly or […]

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Schools blessed by overseas partnerships

As international borders began to reopen and Australians started to travel again, LCA International Mission offered staff representatives from Lutheran Education Australia schools with partnerships with Indonesian schools to travel together to Indonesia to re-establish personal connections and explore changes that may need to be made for future student visits. Two staff from Victory Lutheran […]

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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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