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Rarities, mysteries, culturally significant pieces and items of high monetary value are among an LCA collection of ‘extraordinary’ artefacts set to be relaunched in a new home with a new name.
Five people from Adelaide Hills Lutheran churches recently visited Thailand to build a hothouse on a church farm with evangelists from surrounding villages. It was a life-changing experience.
The figure is one of the most unusual objects in a collection of Papua New Guinea artefacts in the care of the LCA’s international mission museum.
Pastor Matt Anker was installed in the Lutheran church’s senior international mission role on 17 February by LCA Bishop John Henderson at Hamilton, Victoria.
When a teacher and students from Faith Lutheran College in South Australia decided to serve others overseas, little did they know the way their actions would transform their own lives, too.
Two longstanding servants of the LCA – Glenice Hartwich and Stephen Rudolph – are retiring. Combined, the duo has contributed almost 80 years of service to the church and its agencies.
Pastor Matt Anker will take on the LCA’s senior international mission role as the next Assistant to the Bishop – International Mission, succeeding Glenice Hartwich who is retiring later this year.
LCA International Mission has teamed up with LCA Reconciliation Ministry to provide short-term scholarships for two pastors visiting from Indonesian Lutheran churches which are LCA partners.
Lutheran Papua New Guinea (PNG) Bishop Jack Urame has thanked Lutherans in Australia and New Zealand for their prayers and support following recent deadly earthquakes and landslides in his country.
When Marianne and Warren Schirmer decided to become volunteer program assistants for LCA International Mission, they didn’t know that this step of faith would bring them so much joy.
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