Prayer for Timor Loro'sae (based on Luke 19: 28-40):
Gracious and loving God, we give thanks that you have called us into partnership with churches in Indonesia and Timor Loro'sae. Through many languages, cultures and landscapes, we are able to see the vast scope of your love and presence in the world. Yet in these places, we also see the struggles and suffering of many people you created and love. Lord, give us the courage and wisdom to "untie" that which is needed for us to participate in your kingly rule on earth as it is in heaven. This week as we read about Jesus' journey into Jerusalem on the back of a humble donkey, may we also pause to reflect on the meaning of kingship and leadership in your realm. Help us all to be humble servants in Christ's name, always looking first to the interests of those stuggling with illness and poverty in your world, especially our partners in villages throughout Indonesia and Timor Loro'sae. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Prayer by Thomas Liddle, missionary)
Immanuel Clinic Lospalos. Immanuel Clinic is a ministry of the Protestant Church of Timor Loro'sae. It has served the community of Lospalos with free health care since 1991. The clinic has many needs including development of its outreach program, training of staff, medicines, and infrastructure improvements.
The Synod leadership of the Protestant Church of Timor Lorosae.
Global Ministries partner churches and organizations in Indonesia. Indonesia is a developing democracy and a pluralistic society where Christianity is a minority religion. Indonesia is also a place where a number of low level conficts continue without public notice: pray especially for the people of West Papua and Aceh.
Global Ministries Partners in Timor Loro'sae:
- Protestant Churches of East Timor (IPTL): represents the Reform Churches presence in a predominantly Roman Catholic country in Southeast Asia.
Global Ministries Missionaries in Timor Loro'sae:
- Tom Liddle, a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Duluth, Minnesota, serves with the Protestant Church of East Timor (IPTL). He works as a facilitator in the IPTL's program for strengthening congregations and continuing education of pastors.
- Monica Liddle, a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Duluth, Minnesota, serves with the Protestant Church of East Timor (IPTL). She works as a medical doctor in the clinic in Same, which is run by the FUSONA, the relief and development wing of the IPTL. Monica's appointment is supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).
- Carlos Madrazo, a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Seattle, Washington, serves the Protestant Church of East Timor (IPTL). He works as an adviser on institutional capacity building, resources and curriculum development with ITPL and its two related foundations - Foundasaun Didache (for the Lisa Dila Vocational High School) and Foundation Social Naroman (engaged in releif and development).