And then there were eight!
by Pastor Joel Pukallus
There were seven young people enrolled in the year-long confirmation class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland’s Western Downs region when it began in mid-2021. But by the time they completed the course, there were eight people confirmed!
An adventure in grace
by Gill Stevenson
When COVID-19 arrived, Gill Stevenson thought of those who, like her, struggle with depression and anxiety. So, with God’s prompting and pastoral support, she initiated an online support group that has since shared an amazing journey of blessings.
Cultural jubilee brings joy
We may think of cross-cultural ministry as a relatively recent focus of the LCANZ. But that’s far from the case, as a joyful anniversary celebration held last month shows. It marked 150 years since Queensland’s first Scandinavian-language worship service.
‘Why I am giving up my bed’
by Jonathan Krause
It’s a long way from a Queensland classroom to war-torn Ukraine. And there’s a lot of difference between a cosy bed and sleeping on the floor. Yet 9-year-old Chloe, inspired by a project about God’s love and sacrifice, is doing exactly that.
The greatest love story ever told
by Helen Brinkman
The Bible is God’s love story to us. But how can we share his love story with people who haven’t heard it? For Les John, it’s as simple as listening to God. He’s always felt guided by God’s hand to help others.
Missionary’s service honoured
Finke River Mission is arranging commemorative activities in Central Australia this month to mark the centenary of the death of Lutheran missionary Carl Strehlow. Pastor Strehlow is most remembered for his service among the Western Arrarnta people at Hermannsburg (Ntaria),
Sharing Jesus’ love for the stranger
by Craig Heidenreich
Have you been to a Middle Eastern supermarket with aisles full of exotic spices, nuts and sweets? LCANZ Cross-Cultural Ministry’s Craig Heidenreich shares a story from a visit to one such shop – it’s a story of Jesus’ love for newcomers.
Walk My Way on the road again
Walk My Way is back for 2022 and already having an impact on the lives of children living as refugees. ALWS hopes to raise enough to support 10,000 children to go to school through its walking challenge again this year.
Scripture, study and song under the desert sky
Approximately 60 people participated in the study sessions at the first Finke River Mission Bush Course for 2022, held recently outside Mount Liebig on the western edge of the greater MacDonnell Ranges, some 325km west of Alice Springs.
Yirara College – many languages, many histories
by Pastor Basil Schild
Most students at Yirara College come from remote communities not connected with the Lutheran Church. But Pastor Basil Schild says when members of the college community worship together, Jesus’ mercy and love ‘unites us and draws us together’.