The Many Faces of Indonesia
  • 09 January 2020

What is the first thing that comes to the mind of a Westerner about Indonesia? The answer is Bali, the fabulous and scenic holiday destination. About the size of Europe, Indonesia is also the most populous Muslim country in the world. A tourist will not see the oppression the minority Christian population experiences, or the […]

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Project; Indonesia Supporting Pastor Matius’s ministry
  • 31 October 2019

Matius’s main ministry in Indonesia is to share the message of Jesus with as many people as possible and disciple them in the faith while also maintaining his cover as a Muslim man. He shares Jesus using the Koran throughout Islam-dominated Indonesia and disciples other believers to do the same. Presenting Jesus using the Koran […]

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INDONESIA: Community Forces Church to Close Building
  • 05 September 2019

Officials closed a church in Central Indonesia after neighbours protested its existence. Pastor Tigor Yunus Sitorus built a home in the Bantul neighbourhood in 2003 intending for it to double as a house church. When community members learned he was using the house for non-Muslim religious activity, they protested. “We are the Muslim majority; we […]

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Bible School Shines a Light in a Dark Place
  • 25 August 2019

Recently I visited a Bible school in Makassar, Indonesia. The school is located in a dilapidated building in a very remote area surrounded by huts, farmland, dirt and animals. Inside, the ceiling is incomplete exposing its steel structure. Yet in one of the rooms, enthusiastic young students are being trained to share the life-giving news […]

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Indonesia: Support for Pastor Elyas’ Ministry
  • 23 August 2019

In 2019, Voice of the Martyrs, along with our supporters, is supporting the ministry of Pastor Elyas in Indonesia. Pastor Elyas works among Muslims in West Java, overseeing a team which evangelises in 12 main areas. Some areas are quite hostile to the Gospel, making evangelism difficult. Members of the team often face opposition when […]

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