Just as new churches open and others are renewed through local mission, the season for some churches comes to an end. And while we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, it’s never easy.
As the sun rises on 1 January 2017, a group of New Zealand and Australian Lutherans and international guests will be the first in the world to greet the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation. The dawn service will be held at the location of the first Lutheran mission in New Zealand, at the north-eastern… Read more
Judy and Bernie Calder live in Mt Pleasant, an eastern suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, which was badly hit by the devastating earthquakes the city has endured over the past six years. Judy recalls what it has been like to live through the fear, the destruction and the uncertainty of these disasters, at times wondering… Read more