Go and Grow

You’ll have noticed some changes in the Lutheran.

One of them is the introduction of Go and Grow. Here you will see your stories, as you serve others and bring God’s love to life in many ways in many places. You’ll also find out how you can become involved in the mission and ministry of the agencies you support through your prayers and finances. I’m sure you will be inspired as you explore these beautiful pages, which showcase the immense talents of our new graphic designer Elysia Weiss.

Lisa McIntosh

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Learning service in new territory

by DELORES AMOS

What an amazing, life-changing experience!

During school holidays last year I had the pleasure of taking part in Tatachilla Lutheran College’s service-learning trip to some of the most remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Nine senior-school students and five adults made the two-week trip to serve people at five communities, including Ampilatwatja, which is located approximately three hours drive north-east of Alice Springs. For many, it was the first time they had been to this part of Australia.

However, it was the third annual trip to the region for students from Tatachilla (McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide), thanks to a partnership with the LCA’s Finke River Mission. Students have been involved in many practical tasks at remote Lutheran churches over those three visits, including repairs and renovations on buildings at Ampilatwatja.