Cahaya Suku: stories from the field
Cahaya Suku (“Light to the Peoples”) is one of the largest church-planting initiatives in Indonesia aimed at ministry to unreached Muslims. With a vision of seeing 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 house churches.
During discipleship meetings, church planters began to impart the vision of new Christians sharing the Gospel and encouraged them to reach out to their family and friends. The team were amazed that Arif began to capture the vision and went on to share Jesus with his wife, children and daughter in law, all of whom live with him. He also intentionally went to visit his other children who live in another village more than two hours away, to share the Gospel with them. With God’s help, Arif’s wife, two of his married children and their spouses and three of his grandchildren have become believers! They have started to meet as a group to study the Bible. Within a month, nine people joined their group.
- Thank God that church planters like Rich and his family are reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray that they remain strong and enthusiastic in this ministry.
- Ask God to touch Muslim’s hearts when the name of Jesus is shared, and pray that they come to call Him their Lord and Saviour.
- Please pray that the group of new believers (Arif and his family) will continue to grow in the knowledge of Jesus and that they will be bold to share their faith with people from their community.
- Pray specifically for Arif’s challenges in reading - because he has a condition where his eyes are blurry, he relies on the ability to memorise and repeat verses from the Bible.
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