This new congregation on Lembeh Island in Eastern Indonesia is an example of the many churches around the world that are springing up as a result of your support of Global Mission. For years the Adventist Church struggled to establish a small group on this island. Then last November a Global Mission pioneer arrived here and started meeting people in the community and holding health seminars. Eventually he held an evangelistic series. Today a group of 26 people meet each Sabbath in this simple structure. Plans are underway to build a more permanent building in the future. Please keep this church in your prayers.
Major Languages: Indonesian, Javanese, Sudanese, and Madurese
Major Religions: Muslim and Christianity
Population: 239.9 million*
Adventist Membership: 197,621*
Adventist to population ratio: 1:1,214s*
Worldwide there is one Seventh-day Adventist Christian for every 423* people; but in Asia only one person in 1,404* is an Adventist. In Taiwan, there is one Adventist for every 4,247* people. In Laos there’s not one ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor for the country’s six million people. Your support of fund number 5240 will help the Church in Asia grow in size and strength.
* Courtesy of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Archives and Statistics 146th Annual Statistical Report – 2008
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