Making Connections

Indonesia

Sarkim is a Christian who lives in Indonesia, a country made up of 17,500 islands. It is an incredibly diverse region—home to many different languages, cultures, and belief systems. For the last twenty years, Sarkim has served as a radio listeners’ community coordinator in Indonesia. Words of Hope and Back to God Ministries International produce joint Christian broadcasts in the area. Coordinators like Sarkim find groups of people who are interested in discussing the broadcasts they hear with others who …

Converts in Indonesia

Indonesia

Christians in Indonesia share radios and livestock in their small communities, and their neighbors are asking why. Ancient Traditions In the Sumba region of Indonesia, many still practice the religion of Marapu. This animistic belief system places certain burdens on its followers. For example, the dead are buried under megaliths, huge stones that are often transported across the country on foot with the use of rolling logs. The elaborate burial ceremonies that accompany these funerals make it so that families …

Faithful Friend

Indonesia

At the age of 82, Samsuri still drives his becak, an Indonesian pedicab, to make a living in Central Java. He freely professes faith in Christ and is committed to living out scripture in his daily life. Especially when it comes to his family. Joy fills the air when Samsuri talks about his children and grandchildren. Being a role model for each of them, he takes pride in their lives. “I am grateful that all my children have gotten a …