With an estimated population of around 240 million people, the Republic of Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, with the world’s largest population of Muslims (making up about 86% of the population). Indonesia’s national motto, “Many, yet One”, articulates the diversity that shapes the country.
MERF’s daughter organization, ‘Allamahaba’ (God is love), broadcasts the Gospel in three languages on the island of Sulawesi (Bugis, Makassarese, and Toraja) and in the two main languages of Java (Sundanese and Javanese).
EVANGELISTIC RADIO BROADCASTS
Biblical Training for Pastors & Elders
To help Indonesian churches train evangelists and lay workers, two biblical training centres in West Sulawesi and Makassar currently train 800 students from all over Indonesia, who are potential future church leaders. Also, there are extensive children’s programs bringing the gospel each week to young ones in several locations.
Further, diaconal projects teach farmers new ways of planting crops and raising cattle. The goal of these projects is to lift the church community out of poverty, and to share Christ’s love by doing the same for Muslim neighbours.