The latest FiRE newsletter is now available and contains stories about the cutting edge of mission in Nepal, Team Australia leaving a mark in Africa, the amazing story continues in Vietnam, updates on the Sumatra school project and a wrap up of AFA’s mission in 14 countries.
2018 was as eventful, wonderful as well as stressful as every other year if not more so – with plenty of drama and pain mixed in as well. Overall the number of donors and interest in AFA keeps growing. But like the LCA itself, we are also suffering from the effects of a declining church as people age and die or join other churches and stop to support Lutheran-based mission work.
The latest FiRE newsletter for February 2018 is now avialable and contains a special on India’s daily battles, the gift of new life through LSC in Thailand, expanding mission work in Nepal, and a roundup of other mission projects around the world.
Life is wonderful at the Centre! Kids are happy and genuinely enjoy each other’s company as well as visitors from Aus. They sing and pray with gusto and happily join in games and other fun activities. After dinner the boys love to play soccer in the front yard with an old ball and some bamboo poles that have been lashed together to make 2 very low goals. Some of the girls join in some afternoons and seemed quite skilled also.
AFA has enabled the Lutheran Church of Thailand to begin mission work there starting from scratch. By now 500 people have added to the kingdom of heaven! It is abundantly clear that AFA has been a key factor in this amazing development – the hard work and financial sacrifices by our supporters.