Australia’s Lutheran schools have backed ALWS’s Walk My Way since the concept was born during a teachers’ leadership tour in an African refugee camp in 2016. And 2021 is no different with 19 school communities walking.
A record turnout of more than 650 members and friends of our LCANZ family walked or cycled up to 26 kilometres through South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May to support thousands of refugee children to go to school.
When COVID-19 forced ALWS to cancel Walk My Way public events in 2020, there were fears children in refugee camps might miss out on support to go to school. Yet our Lutheran family rallied. And next month’s Walk My Way in SA’s Barossa Valley is another chance to bring love to life.
ALWS is looking for volunteers to join the team for Walk My Way in South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May. While participants walk, wheel or woof their way along 26 kilometres to support refugee kids to go to school, you’ll be part of the fun behind the scenes or along the route.
When Pastor Matt Anker, the LCA/NZ’s Assistant to the Bishop – International Mission, called on Lutheran pastors in Australia and New Zealand to support their brother pastors in the Philippines, he says the response was ‘breathtaking’.
Who would have thought the once-popular children’s pastime of stamp collecting was still alive? Well, not only is it still going strong, but it continues to make a world of difference to communities around the globe through the LCA’s Stamps for Mission program, which has raised almost $446,000.
Lutheran Women of Australia President Wendy Habel says that when we give to the Lord’s work – no matter how much or little – God multiplies our gifts. ‘We are all special in God’s sight, not because of our talents but because we are filled with the Spirit, which is how we serve God’s purpose.’
Who would have thought the once-popular children’s pastime of stamp collecting was still alive? Well, not only is stamp collecting still going strong, but it continues to make a world of difference to communities around the globe through the Lutheran Church of Australia’s (LCA) Stamps for Mission p
Chopping firewood at the foot of the Grampians range in Victoria is a regular winter pastime for hardy members of St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stawell, as a fundraiser for their 26-member congregation. Since 2014 woodcutting has become a major fundraiser for the fellowship.