Cahaya Suku (“Light to the Peoples”) is one of the largest Indonesian church-planting initiatives aimed at ministry to unreached Muslims. With a vision to see all of Indonesia reached with the Gospel, Cahaya Suku assists in forming independent regional ministries that are proclaiming the Good News among the unreached and planting reproducing contextual house churches. Partners has been working with Cahaya Suku since 1999. At that time, 90 percent of Indonesians sent as church planters to Muslim communities quit within the first five years due to isolation, persecution, burnout, and lack of results. Together, we have created a ministry model that not only stems the attrition of key workers, but it has become a proven successful model for Muslim church planting.

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Cahaya Suku (“Light to the Peoples”) is one of the largest Indonesian church-planting initiatives aimed at ministry to unreached Muslims. With a vision to see all of Indonesia reached with the Gospel, Cahaya Suku assists in forming independent regional ministries that are proclaiming the Good News among the unreached and planting reproducing contextual house churches. Partners has been working with Cahaya Suku since 1999. At that time, 90 percent of Indonesians sent as church planters to Muslim communities quit within the first five years due to isolation, persecution, burnout, and lack of results. Together, we have created a ministry model that not only stems the attrition of key workers, but it has become a proven successful model for Muslim church planting.

Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country with more than 254 million people. It is also one of the most diverse with more than 750 distinct people groups. Sadly, 130 of these groups are highly unreached with few, if any, Christians. Though 80% of Indonesians identify themselves as Muslim, many live in superstition and fear that is rooted in ancient animistic beliefs.

One of the major challenges in reaching Indonesia’s Muslims is not theological, but sociological. Many seekers fear they will have to abandon their treasured cultural traditions and family bonds in order to follow Christ. Geography is also an obstacle as Indonesia spans 17,500 islands. Despite the challenges and though it is still a tiny minority, the Indonesian Church is strong and committed, and believers are taking an increasingly active role in winning their countrymen to the Savior.

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The Cycle of Discipleship

The Cycle of Discipleship

July 27, 2018

Eki* is a local believer who was recently trained by a church planter from Cahaya Suku in how to share the Gospel with Muslims. He has been enthusiastic in practicing…

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Lost Woman in Need

June 27, 2018

Many times God uses troubles in our lives to make us think of Him and draw us closer to Him. Lia*, a beautiful 32-year-old woman, is from a Muslim Unreached…

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One Hot Day and One Changed Life

May 9, 2018

God is still working to this day in the lives of Muslims to guide them to our Savior. Three weeks ago, despite the blazing sun and temperatures reaching close to…

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Robi Makes Peace with the Past

May 1, 2018

The members of A2-Bangkalan church planting team work together as they go to their mission field. The team looks for clients in places like downtown, the soccer stadium and fishermen…

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Lessons of Opportunity and Perseverance

March 28, 2018

  Encounter at the Driver’s License Office It’s God who gives opportunities to preach the Gospel and perseverance in discipling new believers. Like last month when I accompanied my wife…

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A Year in God’s Providential Care

January 31, 2018

As we look back on 2017, we are grateful for God’s providence and care for our ministry at Cahaya Suku and for all the staff, church planters and their families….

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Please join us in prayer. . .

January 10, 2018

Pray for hundreds of new believers who responded to the Gospel throughout 2017. Pray . . . that God will guide each of them in their journey of faith; that…

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Old shaman finds power greater than his own

December 26, 2017

Sal*, a new believer, brought an old friend of his to our Bible study. Tarot* is 70 and known for his magical powers to heal sickness. He came without any…

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Your Prayers Are Needed!

November 14, 2017

We in Indonesia greatly need prayers from our brothers and sisters in Christ for the following: The Need There is a huge need to send more workers to the field…

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Divine Encounters

October 10, 2017

Brickmaker Nasar Sharing our new faith with people in our circle of influence can be risky. Nasar came to believe in Jesus about two months ago. His passion for learning…

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  1. Jim Vollmer

    For two consecutive mornings, I awakened with the words “Cahaya Suku” on my mind…even on my lips. And so…Father in heaven, from whom our help comes from, I ask that You pour out a blessing on this ministry, even as they are sent out as a light to the people, even as they are sent forth by the Light of the World into the dying and dark places of the hearts of man. Breath of God, refresh those whom You have appointed for this time of reaping in Indonesia and prepare their hearts for an even greater harvest than their storehouses may be ready for. Bring to remembrance even the smallest appearance of this being someone’s ministry other than Your very own. Let the honor and esteem be Yours always, for we are but dust. May Your amazing love love abound yet more and more in knowledge of Your plans for Cahaya Suku, as they act as your agent in helping preserve all that love You. Amen.

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