I saw the article in the paper about the tragic death of Bangoang Tut this morning, and the mention of the Morwell Lutheran Church. I asked Cathy and she confirmed that he was the child of Jacob Bangoang, the Lutheran lay worker in Morwell.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jacob earlier this year when he attended the John Paul II Institute Seminar on St Paul with his pastor (Pastor Stephen Van der Hoek of the Sale Lutheran parish – basically the same size as the Sale Catholic Diocese) and a number of other Lutherans. Pastor Stephen appears with the uncle in the video on the link above).
This is a terrible tragedy. Please keep Bangoang Tut, Jacob and his family, and the whole mourning community in your prayers at this very sad time.