On Monday, February 18, 2019, the Family Village Farm celebrated its Golden Jubilee for completing 50 years of service tot he community. A Thanksgiving meeting was held on the same day at the campus to celebrate this great occasion.
The Family Village Farm Family, alumni from the home, representatives from Global Ministries, the founder's family, sponsors and donors from the United Kingdom, board members, government officers, former and current staff all gathered to thank God for 50 years of grace, guidance, and blessings.
The Jubilee was an opportunity to recall the marvelous ways the Family Village Farm has fulfilled its mission in building lives and transforming them to a better and brighter future. Attendees also reflected on the past achievements while making preparations for the future ahead.Read more
Oase Intim: Institute for Eastern Indonesia Ministry Empowerment and Contextual Theology Studies
Nature, Vision, Mission, Values
Oase Intim is a Christian institute for development of contextual theology and empowerment of local ministry in Eastern Indonesia. Oase Intim was founded on 7 February 2005 by some lecturers of a theological seminary in Makassar to develop contextual theology and empower church ministry at the grass roots. Oase Intim is an independent institution; ecumenical in character and seek to develop networks among churches and communities with common concern to develop contextual theology and empower Christian ministry.Read more
Abre tu boca, juzga con justicia, y defiende la causa del pobre y del menesteroso.
Lectionary Selection: John 14:8-17
Prayers for Indonesia:
Spirit of Truth, in Jesus Christ we see you. We see your unbounded love for this world—for all its creatures and all its peoples. Today we pray for Indonesia, a country enriched but also divided by the diversity of your creation: a country where palm oil plantations obliterate the native forests; where young people are bought and sold, their bodies a sacrifice to the gods of modernity; where the capital city is sinking into the sea from the weight of concrete and steel; a country where people call to you by many names, in hundreds of languages, where churches and mosques are overflowing with people who are still aware of their need for You. Spirit of Truth, recent elections have strengthened Indonesia's democracy, but at the same time have left Indonesia's religious communities increasingly divided from one another. Spirit of Jesus Christ, open their eyes, open our eyes, that we may see one another for who we really are: beloved children of God, sisters, and brothers. Though we call You by many names, You are still One God. Amen.Read more
The Center for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI) exists to deepen democracy and to develop a robust, inclusive society in India by enhancing the involvement of communities that are excluded. CSEI formed in 2009, growing out of three decades of volunteers working on rights-based development with a focus on community organizing, networking, research, and forming campaigns. Today, working with young people from socially excluded communities has emerged as a priority for CSEI in their work toward a just and inclusive society in India.Read more
The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) organizes a variety of programs throughout the country to promote development and public participation. Through focusing on self-reliance, collective growth, distributive justice, and peace through health, education, and income generation, the CCDB emphasizes community participatory processes to address concerns in the community.Read more
by Darshan Ambalavanar
Today was the 3rd Sunday after Easter. St. John's had Sunday services each week although the security forces have advised against it. Today we had the largest gathering since Easter including a number of children.
Rev. Rohaan preached on an appropriate but very challenging text. "If you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you?... But love your enemies, do good to them..." (Luke 6:33,35)Read more
The Evangelical Christian Church in Timor (GMIT) is the second largest Protestant church in Indonesia with approximately 1.5 million members. GMIT has about 2,000 congregations in 46 presbyteries, with around 1,500 pastors to serve the growing community. The majority of GMIT’s members are subsistence farmers who live in villages that have been suffering from poor access to educational and health services, as well as undeveloped transportation, communication, and energy systems. GMIT rejoices in its unique ability to participate in God’s mission on behalf of peace, justice, and integrity.Read more
“…I am a worm and not human; scorned by others and despised by the people.”
Psalm 22:6Read more