Imagine seeing more than 1000 young people coming together to study for ministry. What a sight that would be. What a joy! This is a ministry in which you play a part.
Every year the Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM) runs its Bahasa Malay ministry camp for indigenous young people (some of whom are pictured below), which is attended by more than 1000 participants eager to learn more about the Christian faith and how to share it. This is one of the exciting ministries you support through LCA International Mission.
The LCA and BCCM have been partners in mission for more than 21 years, with both churches encouraging each other to share the gospel with people who do not yet know Jesus. This partnership supports ministry and mission in Sabah (East Malaysia), and assists the Malaysian church to raise up local leaders. One of those leaders is Rev James Wong, who was in December installed as bishop of BCCM. LCA International Mission congratulates him, and prays for him as he leads the people of BCCM in following Jesus.
During our partnership with BCCM, LCA International Mission has also provided long-term scholarships for faculty theological development. Recipients include the principal of Sabah Theological Seminary, Rev Dr Wilfred John Samuel.
To learn more about the LCA International Mission’s partner churches in Malaysia, its projects there and how you can be involved, go to their website.
Partner with us
Your school, congregation, youth or fellowship group can become a mission partner with a Lutheran school in Indonesia, an orphanage in Malaysia or Indonesia, or annual youth and children’s ministry camps in Cambodia.
You can personally volunteer in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia or Papua New Guinea.
You can give to a variety of projects that LCA International Mission is working on with partner churches.
You can pray for the work of those who are bringing the love and care of Jesus to local people in many ways and in many places around the world.
Contact LCA International Mission at:
a: 197 Archer Street,
North Adelaide SA 5006
p: 08 8267 7334
This feature story comes from The Lutheran February 2016. Visit the website to find out more about The Lutheran or to subscribe.