Rev. Dr. Mery Kolimon, a well-known theologian, activist, and church leader from Indonesia, offered this keynote address at the International Dinner that marked the launch of Global Ministries Southern Asia Initiative 2019-20 at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Des Moines, Iowa on July 22, 2019.Read more
Praise the Lord for our recent Women's Interfaith Gathering! We are truly grateful for the travel assistance from Global Ministries and the recommendation from Rev. Mery Kolimon. Without the funds and the recommendation, Rev. Herlina Ratu Kenya, Rev. Lastri Agustaf and Meliani E. M. Yeni Kurniawati will not be able to attend. The program went from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and was followed by a group dinner. Usually, informal conversations went until 9:00 pm. The event was attended by 30 women from different religious backgrounds.Read more
Porque él es quien hace la llaga, y él la vendará; El hiere, y sus manos curan. Job 5:18
El camino hacia el pueblo de Motara en Timor Oriental es un pantano de lodo durante la temporada de lluvias. Cuando llegamos a las 9:00 am para una clínica móvil, docenas de pacientes ya se han reunido. Las madres y los niños pequeños constituyen la mayoría, pero también hay hombres y mujeres de edad avanzada. Dos empleados de la Clínica Emmanuel y un médico del gobierno descargan varias cajas de suministros médicos y comienzan a consultar. Para cuando la clínica haya terminado, más de 60 pacientes habrán tenido la oportunidad de recibir atención médica que de otro modo no habrían tenido. Esta clínica es un esfuerzo de colaboración entre la Clínica Emmanuel y el Ministerio de Salud de Timor Oriental.Read more
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Matthew 10:8
The road to the village of Motara in East Timor is a virtual mud-bog during the rainy season. When we pull up at 9:00 AM for a mobile clinic dozens of patients have already gathered. Moms and young children make up the majority but there are elderly men and women too. Two Clinic Immanuel staff and a government doctor unload several boxes of medical supplies and start consulting. By the time the clinic is over more than 60 patients will have had the opportunity for health care they otherwise wouldn’t have had. This clinic is a collaborative effort between Clinic Immanuel and the Timorese Ministry of Health.Read more
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