Little cards make big impact
by Helen Beringen
Never underestimate the power of a simple greeting card to touch someone’s heart. For 84-year-old Irene Joppich, the unexpected arrival of a handmade card in 1994 did just that as she faced testing times while volunteering in a remote outpost.
Honouring mission friends at Wantok Place
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.
Leap of faith changes lives
by Chris Sumner
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.
Can you help solve this mystery?
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.
LCA international mission leader installed
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.
Partnership transforms lives
by Craig Chidgey
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.
LCA servants retire
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.
New international mission leader for LCA
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.
Overseas partners share in reconciliation mission
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.
LCA responds to PNG tragedy
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.