If you have been involved with Lutheran youth groups or organisations in Australia or New Zealand any time over the past 70-plus years, then the Friends of Lutheran Archives (FoLA) wants to hear from you.
As part of its Lutheran Youth Australia–New Zealand Oral History project, FoLA is inviting people of any age who belonged to Lutheran youth fellowships and participated in youth activities to make an audio recording of their reflections on those experiences.
Recordings can be made on a mobile phone and should be no longer than 10 minutes per person in length. They should feature basic information such as your name, when you were involved and where in Australia or New Zealand you were part of a Lutheran youth group, event or organisation, and which group or groups. Other details to include would be activities and adventures undertaken, relationships formed, the names of others involved, inspirational people encountered and the opportunities enjoyed in mission or vocation.
Some topics participants in the project might also like to cover include: Bible studies and devotional life, participating in meetings, community service, faith development, leadership and treasurer training, matching – for life, fundraising and social life.
The audio files should be supplied in either MP3 or WAV format. There is also an option to submit a written account.
Call FoLA committee member Pastor Malcolm Pech on 0429 139 353 with any questions. Send audio files and documents to email@example.com or post documents or recordings to Lutheran Archives at 27 Fourth St Bowden SA 5007.
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