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22
Jan

Alyawarr Lutherans Mark 70th Anniversary

by Michael Jacobsen Since 2017, representatives of the Lutheran congregations of the Sandover have been meeting at the main community Ampilatwatja for their annual regional conference. Gathering a little later (12-13 September) due to COVID-19, this year’s event commemorated 70 years of...
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22
Jan

Imanpa Hosts first 2020 Teaching Course

by Paul Traeger For weeks afterwards, people were still talking about the things they had learnt. In late September the people of Imanpa, a Pitjantjatjara community 270 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs, welcomed Aboriginal church leaders from all over Central Australia to...
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22
Jan

The Legacy of ‘Brother’ Boko

By Malcolm Willcocks He opened our minds to Aboriginal culture in a way that not many people get the privilege of experiencing. Let us remember with thanks God’s gift to us through Brother’s life. May we also walk together in joy, love...
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21
Jan

God’s Work with the Alyawarr people

By Michael Jacobsen Pre-1950 the Lutheran missionary Pastor Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht began visiting the Alyawarr language area (Sandover region). After 1958 his son Pastor Paul Albrecht and FRM Board member Gary Stoll, both fluent Arrernte speakers and long-time employees of the Finke...
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20
Jan

Hearing Better the Indigenous Voice

by Marilyn Wall With the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) document in hand and copies of the RAP poster, I returned to Central Australia in October. … purpose of my visit was to discuss how best to share this information with the Aboriginal...
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20
Jan

R.I.P Pastor Paul Haines

by Malcolm Willcocks Pastor Paul Haines died on 24 October 2020 surrounded by family, whilst in the palliative care unit of Alice Springs Hospital. Paul was ordained on 2 July 1995 (along with Simon Gorey and Don Presley) at Ti Tree (200...
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