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  • 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

  • The ripple effect

    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

  • A Little Attention Changes the Mood

    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

  • A Religious Divide among Brothers

    July 27, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    At one of our ministry meetings, a local believer named Usma* told us that he had recently brought his brother Rus*, who was a new believer, to meet local people. He intended this as a way to set an example of how to tell others about the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ. Rus watched … Read more

  • Yay, First Group Formed!

    May 22, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Pak Ahmu*, aged 61, builds houses for a living. He was baptized in July 2017 five months after he confessed to believe. The first challenge we gave after he was baptized was for him to tell the stories he had heard to Pak Sal*, his friend and coworker. Initially we hoped that Pak Ahmu would … Read more

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    New Believers Holdout

    May 1, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    Some new believers who had confessed belief in Jesus as Savior became doubtful after asking others from their Muslim community about Jesus. Last month, this happened with Mr. Uyu and Mr. Uco. Mr. Uyu After hearing the Gospel for the second time, Mr. Uyu, a traditional fisherman, aged 70, confessed his faith in Jesus. The … Read more

  • IONS Baptizing New Believer.Mar 2018

    Local people find the way to forgiveness of sins

    March 22, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    The first time we met Pak Usma*, he was taking his sick father to our friend who is an acupuncturist. We church planters regularly visit our friend’s acupuncture practice looking for opportunities to share the Good News with the sick or with their family who brought them. The place is about 1.5 hours from our … Read more

  • God prepares husband; then wife

    February 14, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    We first met Mr. M last August when we saw him sitting alone on the terrace of his house located on the edge of a rice field where he and his wife live. They had a few goats in their yard. The nearest neighbour lives about 100 yards away.   Hearing the Gospel for the … Read more

  • IONS Platform.Raising Rabbits.Nov 2017

    Rabbits open the way for ministry

    February 1, 2018 | Northern Sumatra Mission, Indonesia

    How can we church planters be accepted by local people? When meeting local people and they want to know what our job is, my wife and I introduce ourselves as rabbit breeders. Currently, my wife and I breed 20 adult and 15 young rabbits that live in the hutches we built ourselves outside our house. … Read more