There are myriad stories contained in Lutheran Archives records – stories that have impacted many lives. One such story is that of the historic 1982 handover of five land titles for the former Hermannsburg Mission lease to five Aboriginal clans.
Despite a COVID-19 lockdown forcing a last-minute change, Stanley Roberts was ordained in unique circumstances as a Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) at Papunya in the NT. With LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson unable to travel due to the snap lockdown, Stanley was ordained by another SMP.
One of the greatest-ever Central Australian stories will soon be told at the Melbourne Film Festival (MIFF). The feature documentary is about the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, whose magnificent voices have taken them from singing in the Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Utju (Areyonga) and Kaltukatjara (Docker River) Lutheran churches to packed concert halls and churches in Germany… Read more
An amazing strength of character shines through the diminutive Daphne Puntjina. She has a strong love for God and for her Central Australian community. This white-haired grandmother may be 73 years old, but age hasn’t wearied her spirited love and support for her community.
At Kintore, 520 kilometres west of Alice Springs, the peals of a church bell are once again calling the people to worship on Sunday mornings, after church and community came together on a joint ‘bell-raising’ project. Weighing in at 95 kilos, the enormous bronze bell was funded with lease money paid to the community from… Read more