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Fundraising for the kingdom – which servant are you?

Fundraising is all about what you want to do for others. So, my fundraising job at Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) is straightforward. I simply introduce you to people who need your help, support them to tell you what you can do to help and then leave you to decide what action you will take.

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Child sex abuse redress applications update

In the first year after being accepted into the Australian National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings, 21 applications have been made to the scheme for redress by the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA).

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Stand firm as God’s baptised, redeemed family

2020 was a complex, confusing and sometimes difficult year. Our reactions were equally mixed – fear, frustration, anger, relief, grief, selfishness, pride, joy and disappointment, among others. Are we glad that our society has been spared the worst (so far at least) of COVID-19, or do we mourn those who have died, or who live in circumstances far worse than our own?

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God multiplies our gifts

How do you motivate yourself? How do you do something day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year? It may not be exactly the same, but as I have found over the years since becoming a member of Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA), women have become very adept at fundraising for projects across the Lutheran Church.

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Dwelling in God’s word – Giving in a way that pleases God

In recent years I have witnessed the generosity of God’s people again and again. I’ve been blessed to see the LLL forgive a $75,000 loan to a congregation; humbled by a child sending the contents of her piggy bank to help build a much-needed church, along with an older couple donating more than $1 million to the same cause.

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