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Muslim comes to faith

What Happens When a Muslim Comes to Faith in Indonesia?

Usually, an Indonesian Muslim truly comes to faith when they choose to get baptized. It means that they have really counted the cost of leaving Islam to follow Christ. Counting the cost is extremely significant because they are leaving their old ways and have considered the cost of following Christ. This means that they are…

7 Ways you can be involved in God's work

7 Ways You Can Be Involved in God’s Work – Part 2

Do you want to be used by God to change the world? There are so many ways to take part in what God is doing around the world. Prayer is the most crucial which is explained more in depth in this article. Here are 7 other ways you can be involved in God’s work. 1….

Challenges when sharing the gospel

Challenges when sharing the Gospel with Muslims from Indonesia

What is it like to share the gospel with an Indonesian Muslim? Are they receptive? Turns out there are many barriers for a Muslim to hear the gospel and believe in Jesus. These are common challenges when sharing the Gospel with Muslims in Indonesia. It is my Fate to be Muslim Many believe it is…

The 5 pillars of Islam

What are the 5 Pillars of Islam?

The religious practice of Islam (literally means submitted to God) is based off the tenants known as the 5 pillars of Islam. A Muslim is expected to adhere to each of the 5 pillars in order to please God. The pillars define the basic identity of Muslims – their faith, beliefs and practices – and…

5 Books About the Mission of God

5 Books About the Mission of God

These 5 books about the mission of God are must reads if you want to learn more about what God is doing around the world and how He is leading millions of people to Himself. These books will strengthen your faith and help you learn how you can be involved in the Great Commission –…

map of the world

10 Ways You Can Be Involved in God’s Work – Part 1

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Do you want to take part in the amazing work God is doing all over the world? You can start today by praying! Prayer is the most effective way to change the world. Here are 10 ways you can be involved in God’s work. 1….

Independence Day in Indonesia

What Does Independence Day in Indonesia look like?

Independence Day in Indonesia looks a little different than 4th of July in America. On August 17, Indonesians celebrate their independence as a country from the Dutch with a variety of activities. The Dutch occupied Indonesia for 347 years. They heavily influenced Indonesian culture, language and economy during that time. The Japanese then occupied Indonesia…

why dreams and visions are important to Muslims

Why Dreams and Visions are Important to Muslims

In Islam, people don’t believe that God can communicate with them personally because the Holy Spirit isn’t living in them. They ask God for guidance through dreams. That is how Muslims expect to hear from God. In the Hadith, Mohammed said “The dreams of the faithful are prophetic.” There’s another hadith which says “dreams are…

Learn the basics of the Indonesian language

Learn the Basics of the Indonesian Language

The Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) is a beautiful language that sounds similar to Spanish. It uses the Latin alphabet just like English. The letters are just pronounced differently (ex. you roll the “r” and “c” is pronounced like “ch”). Bahasa Indonesia is the 6th most spoken language in the world (after Mandarin, English, Hindi, Spanish…

Persecution in the world

Persecution in Indonesia

Indonesia ranks as the 28th most persecuted country in the world according to Open Doors. Persecution in Indonesia has worsened over the years. In 2018, Islamic extremists bombed 3 churches. Between 2020 and 2021 there were three attacks on Christians, killing six people.   Indonesia recognizes 6 official religions but Islam is the majority. Many…