Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • A Place for Everyone

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    Last weekend on behalf of Lutheran Media, Pastor Ben Hentschke spoke to the people of St. Paul’s, Sydney about the church being “A Place for Everyone”, and encouraged them to not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. (Acts 15:19).

    Pastor Ben also showed how the people of St. Paul’s could help partner with Lutheran Media in order to reach out to the city of Sydney with a message of hope for those in need using media.

    Thanks to the people of St. Paul’s, Sydney for hosting and supporting the work of Lutheran Media.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Ben Hentschke

  • Welcome Celia

    Welcome Celia to Lutheran MediaWelcome Celia to Lutheran Media
    Celia has started with the Face to Face team this year assisting with a new style of program to add to the messages of hope brought to our listeners each month.

    Celia moved to Hahndorf, in the Adelaide Hills with her husband Craig and their 3 children 3 years ago as Craig took up a position at Cornerstone College. Before that, Celia and her family lived in the Barossa Valley for over 20 years. Celia comes from a background in education, in particular the area of Vocational Education and Career Counselling. She has a passion for working with young people in helping them to find their pathway and begin their journey into life beyond school. This has led to Celia working in a number of roles both within schools and beyond.

    In more recent times she has felt a particular calling in the area of voice and radio work and is very excited about the opportunities and possibilities in bringing stories of how Christ is working in ordinary people’s lives to a wider audience.

    “I love to read and keep active. With 3 teenage children, a lot of my time seems to be spent as a taxi service, but I try to find time away from the frantic pace in which our lives get caught up. This probably tends to be early in the morning before everyone else gets up. I’m not naturally a morning person, but that quiet time as the sun is coming up before the demands of the day, brings me closer to God and gives me the time to get my day started out in the right frame of mind.”

  • Welcome Cathryn

    Cathryn Hamilton has joined the Lutheran Media team to help with research on social and media issues and opportunities. Cathryn has extensive experience in research and has joined the team to help with outreach content. Her research has already generated ideas for scripts, interviews, and new outreach opportunities. Welcome Cathryn.

  • Thailand & Cambodia Mission

    Lutheran Media Thailand Visit Lutheran Media Thailand Visit
    I visited Lutheran Churches and outreach ministries in Thailand and Cambodia in May. Glenice Hartwich and Robert Hoff from Mission International were with me. Glenice organised the trip and the meetings, which were invaluable. I meet with numerous church leaders, missionaries, and people in the communities.

    A highlight of the trip was to be invited into people’s homes and to pray for people. This was a very humbling experience.

    There are great outreach opportunities in these countries. We partner with International Lutheran Hour Ministries (ILHM) who I met with in these countries. They reach out to over 10,000,000 people every day in Cambodia and millions in Thailand. Most people in these countries have a radio in their home which makes media ministry outreach invaluable. ILHM are on family and commercial radio and many people listen to these stations and respond to the outreach messages. ILHM use many forms of media and methods to reach out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ and 1,000s of people are responding.

    ILHM are also in other Asian countries and need our support. Please pray for them as they reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ.

  • Out & About

    In recent months I visited numerous congregations and groups in the church. Thank you for your invitations to preach and present on the outreach ministry of Lutheran Media. Your support is vital to reaching out to people in need with the good news of Jesus Christ.

    The places I have visited include:
    Lutheran Women of NSW,
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mount Barker

  • Susannah's Miracle

    Susannah wasn’t expected to survive birth because part of her brain was missing. Against all odds she was able to breathe on her own and continued to overcome each new obstacle. Brenton and Kylie are on Face to Face sharing their roller coaster journey and how God carried them through to an amazing conclusion.

    Click here to listen to Part 1
    Click here to listen to Part 2

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