Last month marked 135 years since the gospel of Jesus Christ first landed on the Papua New Guinea mainland, introduced by Pastor Johannes Flierl at Simbang Finschhafen, Morobe Province, on 12 July 1886.
The opening of a new biblical translation and literacy training centre in Papua New Guinea’s Gulf Province is cause for great joy, says Bible translation advisor and LCA/NZ member Hanna Schulz. The centre’s name – ‘Oroi’io Madei’ – can be translated as either ‘Word of Life’ or ‘Living Word’.
There is a significant number of people originally from Papua New Guinea (PNG) who live in Cairns in Far North Queensland, and Trinity Lutheran Church community is finding more and more ways to engage and connect with them.
After identifying a need for literacy training for the Kope people of the Gulf Province in PNG, translation adviser Hanna Schulz and the Kope translation team are planning to build a Translation and Literacy Training Centre.
In former LCA Vice-President, the late Dr John ‘Joe’ Strelan, ‘God gave the church a special gift’, says Dr Vic Pfitzner. Dr Strelan, who served in the role now known as assistant bishop from 1987 to 1998, died on Saturday, aged 83. Dr Pfitzner, who was principal of the then Luther Seminary from 1989 to… Read more
In Dr John (Joe) Strelan, God gave the church a special gift, a pastor, missionary, theologian, teacher, and writer who could communicate the gospel with rare clarity and teach the profound truths of the faith with rare simplicity.
For 68-year-old Queenslander Anne Maczkowiack, walking the 800-kilometre Camino De Santiago trail across Spain was only a part of a post-retirement reward in 2014. She and husband Robert decided to add an extra 300 kilometres to start from Barcelona. That says something about embracing opportunities
Several key Australian missionaries and their families went back to Papua New Guinea to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St John’s Lutheran Church, West Goroka. The celebrations took place over three days and included a service, a one-day seminar and a cultural show.