Partners in sharing Jesus’ love
Through LCA International Mission, you are following our Lord in his mission to make disciples of all nations.
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The sense of evil and fear is hair-raisingly palpable as a spirit doctor approaches, uttering threats to villagers in northern Thailand’s mountainous Nan province.
Spirit doctors have long reigned over the marginalised and impoverished Lua people with fear, demanding sacrifices and rituals to appease the spirits. But you are helping to change the lives of the Lua people.
You are helping them to know Jesus as their Saviour and to be freed from fear through your partnership with LCA International Mission.
Nyman was a spirit doctor who brought dread to his village. But today, as he sits on a cement floor with his grandchild, Nyman shares a new story. He’s now a baptised Lutheran Christian. He meets regularly in a small church with other believers and Lua Lutheran evangelist Pim.
Through the proclamation of the gospel, people’s lives are being transformed. They are learning of the love and peace of Christ and being set free from darkness and fear. Today there are more than 1200 baptised Lutheran Christians living in the Nan province.
Through the work of the Holy Spirit, and in partnership with people in Lutheran churches, you are privileged to bring the life-changing good news of Jesus to Nyman and others in our near-neighbouring countries in South-East Asia and the Pacific region.
Through LCA International Mission, you enable Jesus’ love to come to life in the lives of many people as you Pray, Give, Connect and Go.
Many of our partner churches face spiritual attack as they work in new territory for God’s kingdom. As a member of a congregation, school, or family, or as an individual, you are invited to Pray for our partners in mission. We take great care of your financial gifts. You are invited to Give and can be confident your gift will assist our partner Lutheran churches to bring the life-saving good news of Jesus to their communities.
Consider how you, your congregation, school, youth group or fellowship group can Connect personally and partner in mission. You can also experience firsthand how God’s love is coming to life through the word-and-action gospel work of our partner churches. You are invited to Go as a volunteer.
There are many opportunities available; just contact LCA International Mission for further information.
Check out our website at www.lca.org.au/international-mission
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