Brother Andrew Tanoko

It was good to have bro Andrew, Director of Rhema Bible Training Center Indonesia preaching at our church on Sunday. The last time we met was like 4 years ago but it seems we have known each other for quite some time. Maybe because we both were graduated from Rhema BTC. The church enjoyed the way bro Andrew preached. It was just refreshing to have his energy flowing when he preached on "Casting all our cares to the Lord", the classic 1 Peter5:7 sermon.

Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture together hence I cannot post it here. But I know it won't be the last time we met and I look forward to having many more Rhema graduates to preach at our church.

All the best,


Moving to the new premises

As we had to move out the old building, we looked around and felt God's guidance to move to the new premises of about 500 sqm in Gondangdia Lama area. It is a second floor of an office bulding and we have the whole floor for us. The new Church building is not far from the previous building and it gives us a feeling of a new beginning. A new beginning in everything including of course a better service hall, a children ministry, church office etc. The renovation cost was way above our intial expectation. I guessed we were lack of experience on this thing. But it's worth it. Our Church member were generous givers and all the needed funds were collected in a very short time. Thank you Lord.

The pictures here were taken during our first service in July 13. We had a communion and I preached on "A Deeper Love for God". It was fantastic. As bro Hagin often said, Not because of who was preaching but despite of it. :-)

Brother Phillip

Early this month we have brother Phillip shared about his work in China. Brother Phillip is a underground missionary in China who steadfastly minister into remote area in China. He and his wife have three children who accompany them in their work. We are really blessed by his testimony and definitely it ignited the mission spirit within the church. After the service we went to the nearby Sundanese Restaurant to have lunch together. The pictures were taken in the Restaurant. The first picture shows Brother Phillip and his oldest daughter.

Brother Phillip was introduced to us by Brother Awi who was visiting us from Beijing together with his whole family who was having a vacation in Jakarta.

Batik Ministry

To appreciate the local traditional garments called Batik, the Church chose the third Sundays as the official Batik day, meaning we dress in Batik clothing as we minister in that day. Of course, everybody is free to choose the pattern of the Batik and as you can see in the pictures, they look great. It's really good idea and so much fun.

The last one are our Sunday School Teachers from our Children Ministry Team. They look great, don't they.

All blessings,

Working with YWAM

It was to good to meet friends from YWAM (Youth With A Mission) coming to our church about a month ago. Since then, several groups from Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Australia have short visits working with our youth group ministering to people living in the surrounding of our church. Many activities including teaching english lessons to Christian and non-Christian people and ministering to the sick have been done as well as ministering to our children ministry.

The below pictures show some of them (the group from Australia) with our children.

Also we had another great service last week with Pastor Leonardo Sitorus preaching. Pastor Leo is a distance relative. He is a well-known pastor of an emerging church in Indonesia. Great sermon. We had also Solvy testifying and singing for the Lord. You can read her story at my wife's blogsite (see link to "beautiful"), a really touching story. Many cried as they were touched by the testimony. At the end, last but not least, we had our children singing "Di Doa Ibuku", a touching song about how the children hear their name mentioned in their mother prayer. The mothers then went to the stage hugging the children. So touching. I believe there were healings in the children hearts.

Well that was a typical service we have on Sundays. Basically we enjoy the Lord in many ways. Come visit us some day.

All blessings,