Grace | Mercy | Compassion

Garuna's Mission Statement

The mission of the Garuna Foundation is to support and encourage the proclamation of the grace, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ to the peoples of Thailand, Cambodia and surrounding countries.

"...The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field. " 

Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)  

Garuna's Mission Emphases


Luther Institute Southeast Asia (LISA)

The Garuna Foundation operates The Luther Institute Southeast Asia (LISA). LISA focuses on the training of local national pastors, deaconesses, teachers, and congregational leaders in coordination with local national Lutheran Church bodies.  LISA is a non-residential Bible training ministry with a Bible-based curriculum taught by local and international teachers.


Indigenous Lutheran Church Development

The Garuna Foundation is committed to the development and growth of local national Lutheran Church bodies in Southeast Asia. The Thailand Concordia Lutheran Church (TCLC) and the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC) are emerging Lutheran Churches in the region that are developing and growing in Christ.


Garuna Christian Schools & Garuna Kids

The Garuna Foundation is blessed to partner with the Cambodian Lutheran Church (CLC) in the Garuna Christian Schools (GCS) & Garuna Kids ministry.  The Garuna Kids receive tutoring in math, the Khmer language, English, and most importantly, they learn of the love of Jesus each day. 


How Can I Help?

Your prayers and financial support are a great blessing!

Would you like to financially support Garuna's outreach ministry? 

​If you are led to make a donation to Garuna, your check may be made 

payable to The Garuna Foundation and may be mailed to Garuna at: 


The Garuna Foundation

2924 East Cholla Street 

Phoenix, Arizona 85028

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowable by law. The Garuna Foundation 

is a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in the state of Arizona. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 


Garuna is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the LCMS.

​Garuna's EIN # is: 86-1037570

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Bringing the Good News of Jesus to Southeast Asia