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    Determined to Work

    April 14, 2021 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Andi is the leader of the first generation of believers in a remote part of Indonesia. He used to work as a home builder, but he is 63 and has back pain, so he has to look for other work. He tried a job as a night shopkeeper, but the salary wasn’t sufficient. Right now, … Read more

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    Discipleship Update

    April 5, 2021 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Our team is focusing on discipleship and training. Eight house church leaders participated in weekly training in January. The first group studied the creation story in Genesis and concluded that God created all things. The second group studied the story of Cornelius with the aim of preparing believers to reach their family, friends and acquaintances, … Read more

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    A Seed Grows After Two Years

    March 26, 2021 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Two years ago, our team met Tria, a 29-year-old local woman, when our friend, a Christian, brought her to our house. My wife and I got to know her and listened to her problems, and had the opportunity to tell her the Good News. But when she heard it, she was not ready to believe. … Read more

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    Two Longtime Friends Share Jesus

    December 2, 2020 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Eko is 70 years old and Mego is 75, and they both confessed to believe in Jesus in September 2019. We met and spoke to them in different places. Both of them, after several times of meeting and talking, gave themselves to be baptized. The Bible stories we told during our meetings had to be … Read more

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    Multiplication Big Time!

    February 4, 2020 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Eyo*, a 60-year-old traditional farmer, claimed to believe in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He is the first person we won to Jesus in his village. We always visited his village once a week to seek people who are open to hearing the Good News. After several months of visiting, we finally met him. After … Read more

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    God Led Us to Them

    August 2, 2019 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    After about a five-month absence, Daud* finally returned to our area. In a meeting with the leaders of a group of believers in January 2019, Eka* shared that his group member, Daud, who had formed a new group of four believers, went to another province to work. His group members weren’t able to meet again, … Read more

  • Visiting in New Areas

    May 21, 2019 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    We visited a new area to expand our ministry so that more local people would have the opportunity to hear the Good News. This area is about an hour and a half away by motorbike. Along the way, we passed through oil palm plantations, rivers, and farmland. Local people were busy. Some were harvesting the … Read more

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    The Ripple Effect

    January 28, 2019 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    He was just 54 years old and he died last September. The previous day his wife called us to say that her husband was sick and had just been admitted to the hospital. We immediately went to visit him at the hospital where we met with Mr. SM, his wife, children and grandchildren. They asked … Read more

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    A Little Attention Changes the Mood

    December 9, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Discipleship and training with A* had stopped for about a month when he moved to another area. At first, he told us that he only wanted to visit his brother, but later we found out from S*, member of his group, that A* left because there was a problem in his family. A*, a sixty-one-year … Read more

  • Balancing Family and Ministry

    October 10, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    In the past few months, most of my time has been devoted to caring for my wife, who has been very sick. Because of that, we have spent much less time on our ministry than is normal. Through the whole summer, I shared the Gospel with almost fifty people, and only one of them seemed … Read more