When Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) Board members and staff met in Albury, New South Wales, recently to mark 75 years since the Lutheran Church’s ministry to refugees in Australia began, there was no grand party to celebrate the milestone. Instead, they shared bowls of porridge.
Members of the LCANZ are continuing to rally in support of flood-hit communities in Central New South Wales, with more than $30,000 so far donated to the relief effort via the church’s Disaster and Welfare Fund.
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.
It’s a long way from a Grade 4 classroom in Queensland to the frontline of the war in Ukraine. And it feels a long way from a cosy bed to sleeping on the floor. Yet 9-year-old Chloe, inspired by a class project on ‘Why experiencing God’s love can inspire someone to make a sacrifice to help others’,
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.