Our ministry partner, Cahaya Suku, is one of the largest Indonesian church-planting initiatives aimed at ministry to unreached Muslims. With a vision to see all of Indonesia reached with the Gospel, Cahaya Suku forms independent regional ministries that are proclaiming the Good News and planting growing house churches.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country with more than 254 million people. It is also one of the most diverse with more than 750 distinct people groups. Sadly, 130 of these groups are very unreached with few, if any, Christians. Though 80 percent of Indonesians identify themselves as Muslim, many live in superstition and fear that is rooted in ancient animistic beliefs. One of the major challenges in reaching Indonesia’s Muslims is not theological, but sociological. Many seekers fear they will have to abandon their treasured cultural traditions and family bonds in order to follow Christ. Geography is also an obstacle as Indonesia spans 17,500 islands (6,000 of which are inhabited).