The Garuna Foundation

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Jeff Ehlers

Thank you very much for your interest in The Garuna Foundation.  Garuna is blessed to be active in mission outreach in partnership with indigenous Lutheran Churches in Southeast Asia.  The reason for my personal interest in Southeast Asia is that my family and I were privileged to serve there as missionaries for nearly eight (8) years.  We are very thankful to see the growth of His Church in that region by God's grace (garuna) and by the power of His Word where less than 2% of the population know Jesus as their Savior.


The Garuna Foundation was formed in August of 2001 with the express goal of helping the emerging Lutheran Churches in the region with their pastoral training, with their Church development, and with children's ministry. These emphases are being undertaken with a view to helping them develop their congregations and Church in a self-sustainable way. Please take a look at this website. If you have any questions always feel free to contact Garuna at:


Thank you for your interest in bringing the life-saving message of Jesus to Southeast Asia.

From Garuna's Chairman


"...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)


If you are interested in making a difference with your life in Christ.  If you're interested to see how you might be able to partner with the ministry of the Garuna Foundation  check out our How Can I Help? page.

Garuna's Mission 

The mission of the Garuna Foundation is to support and encourage, through prayer and financial assistance, the proclamation of the grace, mercy and compassion (garuna) of Jesus Christ to the peoples of Thailand, Cambodia and surrounding countries.