God is moving among the people of the Java mountain. These mountain people are a mix of Hindus and Muslims. The Muslims live at the bottom of the mountain and the Hindus live at the top. Very few people have shared the gospel with them and there has only been only a few known believers among them for decades. They are mostly farmers and many work in the tourism business for visitors wanting to explore the beautiful mountain and crater.
A few years ago, a church planting team from a nearby city began visiting the mountain and intentionally shared the gospel with the locals. They noticed a rare openness among the people that they didn’t find in their city.
A woman named June, who was Hindu, was one of the first ones to start following Jesus. She grew in her love for the Lord and was faithful to share the gospel with others. Since then, her husband, children, parents, sister and her family all became followers of Christ! They worship together in their house church every Sunday.
June continued to share about the hope she has in Jesus with others who live nearby. Every time the team visits, they share with more people as well. In 2020, 35 families came to faith!
Each week the team meets with June and her sister to teach them lessons from the Bible. The women then teach that lesson to the house church a few days later. The gospel continues to spread among the Java Mountain people but there are still many more lost sheep and thousands who are thirsty for the Truth!
~Prayers for Java Mountain~
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47
- Pray for more leaders to rise up and disciple those who have believed
- For boldness for the believers to share with their people and more would enter the kingdom of God
- Provision for those in the tourism business who were affected by COVID19