On September 28, 2018 a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami devastated the city of Palu in Indonesia. At this time of writing the official death toll is just over 1,700 people with thousands still missing. The first time I heard about the earthquake and tsunami was during our 2nd night of the Jesus festival in Timor. It had just happened a few hours ago we were all in shock.Read More›
Greetings in the Name of Jesus from the Island of Sumatra!
The work of the Kingdom continues to expand reaching more and more with the good news of Jesus. Praise and glory to our faithful Lord for his provision and protection as we continue to work in this vast mission arena. For the most part Esther and I have been focused these past months developing believers in our house fellowships. This month we will add two more house fellowships in two towns. There are also plans for two Jesus festivals coming up in September and October of this year. Here is a brief update of what has been happening with us.
During the last week in December, we got a chance to visit quiet a few less privileged families to pray and share the gospel with them. We also blessed 19 families with Christmas food packages consisting of rice, cooking oil, sugar and local holiday treats. One of those people we visited is Rani who is from a non-Christian background. As our team ministered, she opened her heart to believe in Jesus. A few days later she was sitting in the front row during our Christmas celebration service and later came forward to publicly declared her faith in Christ. Praise the Lord! Rani is the one in the striped shirt on the right. Just a few days prior, we purchased our ministry minibus which came just in time to transport families to and from our ministry house. What a way to close out the year!