ALWS partners and supporters express gratitude


I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude towards ALWS for acting as a faithful partner with LWF here in Burundi. Your support since 2009 is restoring hope, dignity and self-reliance for 2052 families, with flow-on benefits to another 8885 families. We see immediate positive results, and credit all the successes to the invaluable supports you provide.

Claudette Nzohabonimana

National Country Director, LWF World Service – Burundi Program


On behalf of the Rohingya refugee community here in Cox’s Bazar, and the Bangladeshi host people, I give sincerest thanks to ALWS on your continuous support. You have been most valuable as you bring love to life for these vulnerable people, especially as we struggle with COVID-19. Through your support 14,000 refugee and host community people are cared for.

Bhoj Raj Khanal

LWF Emergency Hub Coordinator, Asia & the Pacific


Congratulations ALWS on reaching your 70th anniversary. As the Member for Mayo and as a Lutheran school mum I have been proud to be involved in ALWS events like Walk My Way … what a blessing you have been to the thousands of people you have reached out to with practical support, in the spirit of Christian love.

Rebekha Sharkie MP

Federal Member for Mayo


Representing communities where ALWS had its origins, it is a privilege to note this important anniversary. When a previous crisis saw the need to relocate homeless and displaced citizens after World War II, the Lutheran church here in my home town of Albury was ready to welcome them at Bonegilla Migrant Camp. There can be little doubt the love and assistance so many received helped turn Australia into the wonderful multicultural and peaceful democracy we are now. For this we owe ALWS our thanks.

The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Federal Member for Farrer


It is a fantastic endeavour by successive generations of the Lutheran community to support refugees and displaced people in many parts of the globe through ALWS, and then make the connections back to settlement and building communities in Australia. Longstanding ALWS involvement in ACFID networks serves to strengthen and improve the work of the broader Australian development community and we are grateful for this.

Marc Purcell

Chief Executive Officer, ACFID


Since 1999 ALWS has been a valued partner to the Australian Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and create prosperity and stability in our region and globally. ALWS responded to the call to confront the COVID-19 scourge, rapidly pivoting six of their ANCP programs, reaching over 90,000 people. On behalf of DFAT, I congratulate ALWS on 70 years and look forward to working together into the future.

Jon Burrough

Director, NGO Program and Partnerships Section,

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


The LLL is blessed to have partnered ALWS during your 70-year history. Whether supporting the ALWS Awareness Program in Lutheran schools, or sponsoring Walk My Way, or helping fund community development work in Indonesia, LLL sees the great value of working together in partnership. This extends to LLL savings account holders who make this support possible for ALWS. We thank and praise God for each and every one of them.

Allen Kupke

Chief Executive Officer, LLL


I thank God for the people of ALWS who work to keep our eyes ‘focused outward’. ALWS helps us see more clearly our neighbours in faraway places who need us to share with them some of the abundance that the Lord has given us.

Bishop Paul Smith

LCA Queensland District

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