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1 E GLlMFSES OF GOD AT WORK IN INDONESIA

2 How much do you know about Indonesia? Takc rime to answer three simple questions. See bottom of the anicle for the magazlne page number to find rhe right answer. 1) Indonesia, a nation of islands located in Southeast Asia a) is one of the smallest nations in the world. - b) is the nventieth most populous nation in the world. - c) IS the fifrh most populous nation in the world. 2) The newest method of reaching Javanese of non-christian backgrounds tn the 'Java Sw' program IS -_--_ a) using the film 'Jesus". - b) using Javanese drama and traditional dancing - c) using large evangelistic crusades. 3) Abraham Lalong. the man who God 1s using to reach a stronghold of the occul~ in Toraja - a) 1s a man who had such a burden for rhcse people that he interrupted his graduate studies 10 %we them. b) is a layman sent by the church In Ujung Pandang 10 minister in Smbuang Tua. c) is a man who has had very little formal trmning. Ilow well did you rate'! Read these and other interesting anclcs to help you feel the heartbeat of C.B.M.A. missions in Indonesia. Quesnon 1: see page 5. 2: seepagc 16 3: see pages 6 & 7. Carol Fish. Editor Published annuajb by IhB Indonesian Mission 01 The Chnsmn and Mismonav Alhance,989 Home Addrer: 350 N HNgland Avenue Nyack. NY , USA or: Box 7900 Portal 98180n 'B Willadale. Ontar#o. CANADA M2U 2'26 Field Addrear' JI. Fschruddin 9 Jakada INDONESIA Rewonen' Jane! Kuhnr, Rodger Lewis ElameO*ely, Maureen Roaik. Carolyn uan Kum Front cover photo by M. Adelfirit baptismal IBNIC~ a1 Simbuang TumToraja lllvnfraflon By C. Karnphauren 2 The Pioneer, 1989

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4 OVERVlEW welcome to the 4 The Pioneer, 1989

5 islands foreign rivals in the seventeenth century, and Dutch influence remained uppermost.. for the next 350 years. The Dutch East India Company maintained a monopoly of the commerce that provided Europe with Indonesian spices and agricultural produce. European social and cultural influence penetrated Indonesia to an even greater degree when the trade monopoly succumbed in 1870 to private investment by the Dutch and other foreigners. Large numbers of European settlers arrived and investedin plantation crops and minerals. Cities became centers of Western culture, offering little employment opportunity for Indonesians except as unskilled laborers. Indonesia gained its independence from the Netherlands in 1945 and is today an independent republic. A nation with great potential, Indonesia has experienced thriving growrh during the last 20 years. However, the fifth most populous nation in the world is yet to be completely evangelized. Indonesia still poses one of the greatest challenges to missionary outreach today. 5

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8 TEACHING: Timor UPGRADING EDUCATORS The National Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (GKII) has twenty-two Bible Schools throughout Indonesia, and it is through these schools that the future leaders of our church are shaped. Upgrading the teaching staff and its programs is important and is being accomplished through seminars and workshops in which teachers are led through special lessons that meet their specific needs. These workshops are scheduled on a rotating basis once every three or four years in each of the church regions. Their goal was to motivate the teaching staff One of these workshops was held in the Kupang Bible School located in the city of Kupang on the island of Timor (see map). This school serves the East Indonesia district of the national 8 church in training paslors and workers. The Kupang school was facing some real needs: a declining student body, financial problems, a conflict between some of the area churches reflecting on Ihe school, and an outdated curriculum. A group of educators from the national church and mission met earlier in the year and decided that the Kupang Bible School was the school in the greatest need of help. Their goal was to motivate the teaching staff, encourage them, and help them think through the possible solutions to their problems. A national Bible school teacher and myself were available to implement this workshop. The contents of the workshop were centered around three areas. The first was the purpose of the school and its cum'culum. This brought us to a re-evaluation of The Pioneer, 1989

9 the school curriculum in relation to the particular needs of their area. This was followed by a discussion considering upgrading the Kupang Bible School ffom its present high school level to college level in order to meet the growing needs of the region. The second area centcred on reachers. In [his part of [he workshop each teacher was given a syllabus, an explanation of course goals, a review of teaching building a financial base for the school, promotion, scholarships, and future goals. The final session was an open forum leading to their recommendations for the school and its board. Results? This will be seen in the Bible school's need- centered curriculum, interesting teaching, and in a growing school. But most of all, it will be seen in the future as the students, who have been taught and shaped to meet the needs of the East Indonesia Region, become successful pastors and leaders in the churches. George teaching methods, and some guidance about resources for their courses. The third area emphasized adniinisfmfion. We sought to direct this to their specific need, explaining the role of an administrator such as delegation of authority, Hobbs, kochpr (11 Simpson Theological schmi, Ungaran, Central JQU~ 9

10 TRAINING: E. Kalimanlan GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE T h q raid II couldn't be donc. NO Day& husband in East Kalimanran would allow his wife to leave home and Children far ten day. Who would wsh the clothes, cook and care for rhe children? Rut even more Imponant, haw could hisulk havea spiritual ministry to ladies 10 the interior Gllagcs when she was not even brave enough to lead!he ladies m the local church? I definitely had a challenge before mc. Whai could I do 10 train the ladies in the city of Samannda, so thcy could help me reach the women m the many jungle villages" That was 17 years ago. House to house ulsitaiion among the c q ladies 10 resulted in four weekly Bible Studies. I was surpnsed recenrly when oneof rhe ladies from there Bible Studies asked me, 'Have you ever wondered why I squccrc your hand 10 hard each lime we meet?" Shc wmt on lo say, 'When you visited me after the hirth of my stillham son you assured me that I would rejoice vlrh him m hcaven some day. Our cowersarion made mc realize rhat I yas not a true child of God, even rhough I had been raircd in a Chricrian home. So I accepted Jesus as my personal Savor" 'This lady and nine other5 from the Bible Study groups rook training to he relig~our education teachers in the public school system. The Pioneer, 1989

11 by C. Van Kurin lhtr lasses arc atlendcd nor only by Christian bur alsoby Musllmand Buddhi,t rhlldren. As the ladies grew in the Lard rhrough the 5ludy of His Word, their confidence and enrhubiarm 10 serve Him also grew. Bcforc long they were leading and leaching ~n the local church. Husbands took norce. When the rime came for the first ladies team 10 leave for a ren-day ministry menor. all of the husbands happily consented to be both mother and father forrhcdurarron. Sa villages in Ihe North Mahakam Dmncr were visited. The reception and response were gratifying. Lessons on Doctnne, the Christian Family, Heallh and Administration were taught. Each morning and evening demtional SCTVIC~P brought a special blessing. The wealher was perfect. Each team member remained healthy and was given God's enabllng tor her pan. There wcre no tramponation ddficulties. Upon arrival home the ladies found rhar eveqthmg had mun smoothly without them! Their children had been well and not Lhe lcarr bit lussy. Best of all, each husband had a new relallonshrp wilh his chlldren and a new apprecmon for the role olwifeand mother. The new WMPF officers did all of the teaching and devotional messages themselves Dun"; the last 13 years ladies lams have traveled to the intermrwllagcs m the Nonh Mahakam Dirlricr at least twce a year. Dozens of ladies have rakenpan and their IIVCS have been changed. What a 7hilll to pray for the sock and scc them healed! llow satistyng and humbling 10 ehpcrienre God using uc 10 comfort, en- courage, leach and even exhort! Two ycan ago the officers of the North Mahaham Dmirt ladieb group hcld a retreat especially for ~~S~OK'WV~S. They did all of the teaching and devotional messages themcclues. The response was overwhelming. Little did the dislnct officers realize the many needs of the pastors' wves and how well they could relate to them and help them. Retreats lor pastors' wives are now held annually. In January 1988 the women in Easr Kalimanran organized on the Reg~onal level. When It came 10 choosing officers, there was no problem finding capable and dcdrared women to serve. At their first CXCCutwe mecling they decided to trust God for the funds needed to wsit each of the 10 church districts in East Kalimantan on a yearly basts. Within a few monlhs enough money had come into thc treasury to pay lor Mission Awation Fellavship plane tares. Two of the regional offleers spent 16 day, ministering in four districts. The other districts were risirrd individually by rhree or more officers. Specla1 lessons wre prepared to help equip the district officers and pastors' wives for ministry. These lessons were reccivedwith ewdent joy and much qmg for a yearly update. Whosaid>rcoudn't bedone?"with God all thingsarc possible." Cmolyn Vun Kurin has been aclive in organizing and trarning WMPF gmupr in Em1 Xalimanlen. She and her hushand Ken will return mrn a 3-mnth firlough in Seplember

12 TRAINING Training Through I The Indonesia Mission of the Christian & Missionary Alliance and the Gereja Keinah Injil Indonesia are separate organizations, though one in spirit and purpose. The word "dichotomy" has been used to define this relationship. According to the dictionary dichotomy means, "division into two usually contradictory parts". We do not deny that there are areas of tension between the Mission and the National Church, just as there are often tensions between family members. It was lo be called a 5 years working agreement However, ours is a modified dichotomy. The differences are not allowed to hinder and the em- 12 phasis is placed on our unity as fellow-members of one Body, the church of Jesus Christ. In recent years this policy of separateness has,beenstrengthened by the adoption of a renewable contract betwcen the Mission and the National Church. The ~ year 1989 marks the end of the third such contract and the beginning of the fourth which Will run through January, Let us look at the beginnings. In 1973, Dr. L.L. King, then Vice President for Overseas Ministries, inaugurated a plan, the need of which had long been felt by missionaries and nationals. It was to be called a "Five Year Working Agreement" and consisted of guidelines that would keep the two organizations working together as smoothly as possible. What are some of the provisions? Following are highlights of the Agreement: The Pioneer, 1989

13 hv R. Lewis - Joint executive committee meetings will be held annually where Mission and National Church (NC) leaders discuss matters relative to the accomplishment of mutual goals. - Although missionaries are not members of the NC they are expected to give moral support to NC congregations. If invited, the missionary may attend church conferences, but he or she does not have voting privileges. - The Mission will endeavor to help special evangelistic projects, as funds allow. While not promising to pay salaries, the Mission commits itself to help: in transportation costs to Java For Indonesian church planters, housing on Java and the erection OF church buildings, especially in large cities. Have the three Five Year Working Agreements to date proven successful? The answer is yes, and this is proven by the fact that the fourth Agreement was signed in early 1989 by representatives of both organizations. Yes, we teach in schools. We teach by setting examples in evangelistic outreach and church nurture. We teach also by policy which establishes mutually beneficialguidelines.we thank God that He has given wisdom to OUT leaders in forging this kind of practical document that we believe is helping to move the church forward. Rodger and Lelia Lewis haw serued in Bali 36 years. 13

14 TEE students taking test at air strip shed Making A Difference They meet in churches, on long house porches, in school rooms, and even in air strip storage sheds. They come by boat and on foot, at times walking for twelve hours. They are policeman, pastors, teachers, farmers, and housewives. Some have graduated from high school, some from Bible School, but most have had only an elementary education. They are studying such courses as "Old Testament Survey", "Prayer", "Discipleship", and "Teaching with Results". They are Theological Education by Extension (T.E.E.) students in East Kalimantan, men and women who want to know more about the Bible and how to serve Christ more elfectively. Every two weeks they meet for a class with a pastor or a regional Bible school teacher who has flown to their village by a Mission Aviaton Fellowship plane. Following a time of sharing and prayer, they take a test on the chapter they have studied in their 14 The Pioneer, 1989

15 programmed text book. Then time is spent discussing difficult points in the lesson and how it relates to their lives. T.E.E. courses are making a difference in the lives of individual students. Some have testified that they have received assurance of their salvation while studying a T.E.E. course. Others have stated that, for the first time, they understood salvation or about the Holy Spirit or prayer. A Balinese policeman said, "I have taken several T.E.E. courses. The first course I took was 'Following Jesus'. This course really helped to strengthen my faith.'' Another student wrote, "I am very happy because this time I witnessed to an Animist who listened to me and then became a Christian." Many T.E.E. students have had their appetites whetted for service and for God's Word by T.E.E. courses and have decided to go to Bible school. A few years ago all but one of the first-year class in Long Bia Bible School were former T.E.E. students. One former T.E.E. student is Merang Tusau. A family man with eight children, he walked seven hours each way to attend T.E.E. classes. After several courses, he was asked to serve as pastor of his by M. Peters church. When there were no more T.E.E. courses for him to take, he decided to go to Bible School. Last year he graduated and now is serving his home church. T.E.E. is making a difference in churches through former students now serving as pastors and through those taking courses now. T.E.E students are serving as Sunday School superintendents and teachers, leaders of young people's, men's, and ladies' groups, and elders and board members. 'I... all of the first year class, except one, were former T.E.E. students " These little groups of lay people meeting in simple surroundings are making a difference in the church in East Kalimantan. Through Theological Education by Extension classes Christians are growing spiritually, churches are being strengthened, and souls are being won to the Lord. Marie and Frank Peters are teachers at the Long BiaBible school. 15

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18 PERSPECTIVE A Lay Woman s View of Missions We were strangers when we came to Bandung on a one-year contract working for the Boeing Aircraft Company. We had not realized that this work assignment was only a vehicle to carry us on an extended two and one-half year adventure of receiving a firsthand, fust-rate exposure to missions in action. Throughout our many years of church life, we had listened to countless missionaries tell of their experiences on the mission fields. We had enjoyed and appreciated seeing hundreds of slides. Never did we imagine that we would have the unique ex- 18 perience of visiting a Dayak village and the Bible school in Tenggarong, East Kalimantan within three months of our arrival. There were several couples living in our complex who worshipped at the Bandung lnternational Church. The pastor, Harold Klassen, offered to serve as a guide for a group of lay people who wanted to visit East Kalimantan. He said that he could take seven people with him. My husband and I signed on and Mr. Klassen planned, prepared and provided for the group. A commercial flight took us to Balik- The Pioneer. 1989

19 1 5 papan on a Saturday morning. There we transferred to two Missionary Aviation Fellowship, fiveseat Cessna 185 planes on a short hop to Samarinda. At that point we quickly realized we were no longer in a comfortable church pew. We were tasting the "real thing." The next morning our schedule was to fly interior to Mahak Baru early enough to worship with that body of believers. Cloudy skies threatened to scuttle our plans, but just as Paul Lay, the pilot, was convinced that we would have to abort our plans, a hole appeared and he went in for a landing. Now the second plane had to make the flight. It was the first time in my life that I was three hours late for a worship service, and the first time a worship service waited for me. The congregation not only waited, but they had fed and entertained the first goup. "We were no longer in a comfortable church pew When the second plane arrived, they formally received us in a reception worthy of royalty. This was a genuine tear-priming and heart-exploding experience but only a touch of what was to come. Worshipping, praying and singing together and adding our rupiahs to their offerings of rice was the time to understand "We are one in the bond of love." We could sing, "0 Lord, how great Thou art" with a new vigor. After the service, a banquet was spread before us on the floor of the pastor's home. In spite of our clumsiness, we managed to eat with enthusiasm. We had a short time to tour the village and interact with our hosts before rouq thunder announced that it was time to take off. Monday morning we cruised up the river to the Bible school. Again a Christian Dayak welcome awaited us. We toured the facility and saw first-hand what faith, prayer, and some of our tithes and offerings had built. We saw the opportunities that were waiting until more faith, prayer, and monies are available. In two short days we had gained a living reality, a new vision, a stronger commitment and dedication. Can we, as amateur laymen, be a teaching and reaching tool for missions? Please pray with us that our unique experience may bear fruit when we return to home soil. May we enthusiastically share with others what has been so generously poured out for us. Vera Bmh is the mother of fiw children. Her husband, Les, is a Boeing Aircraft engineer. 19

20 'l'he following psalm was wittm by BAS kids during a Sunday night Junior Church. We were discussing how God loves to hear His children express their tears, love and trust to Him, as David did. These are simple yet profound expressions Crom their child-like hearts. You are the Wonderful Creator and gracious King. You buill the rising niounlains and flowing seas wirh your Word. You are mighy God and Counsellor. You will be tnapnified aniong rhe IlUtiotls and llie creahlres. You made lhe heavens and lhe eanh. You urefun 10 talk 10. You are my Heavenly Farher. I was lost bur you found me, You delivered me from my sill. You Iielp me when I'm hurt. Your Word helps tile not 10 be afraid in lhe night. You helped nte find niy Bible. Thank you fhat when I had a bad fever You made me well! You help nie whet1 Ifeel lonely or mipled. I will praise you With my hands, liean and voice! 20 The Pioneer, 1989

21 bv K. Miljigan GOD'S WORD IN YOUNG HEARTS High in the tropica! mountains of West Java lies the crowded city of Bandung. The Bandung Alliance School is situated near the northern outskirts of this capital or West Java. BAS has an enrollment of students, grades one through six. My husband Mike and I count it a privilege to be able to teach the primary grades at BAS. These past four years have given us the opportunty to use our profession as well as minister to missionary kids. We have come to realize this is a vital link in the "chain of missions." Colossians 3:16 stares, "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom.._" Each day ar BAS begins with prayer and Bible classes. Students hide portions of God's Word in their hearts weekly. In the first grade classroom, puppets known as the Memory Monster and Work Bird help the children commit verses to memory. The second and third graders make scripturc puzzles and enjoy Bible quizzing. It is a joy to listen to these children use God's Word as they pray [or one another and for their parents who are ministering throughout the islands of Indonesia. Another means of learning God's Word and expressing our love to Him is through sign language. BAS kids have shared this form of worship with the Bandung International Church, our Field Conference and at the Bandung International School music festival. Isaiah 44.3b-4 says, "I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring. And My blessings on your descendants" We have seen this take place in the lives of the MKs at the Bandung Alliance School, as they hide God's Word in their hearts and sing praise from the ends of the earth, among the islands of Indonesia. Mike and Kalhie have taught at fhe Bandung Alliance School for four years. 21

22 The Brills. The Allens. The Rudes. The Neigenlinds. The Posts. To manv Indonesia missionaries and nationals these names bring back a host of memories. These are not just a list of Indonesia Mission retirees primed in lhe Alliance Prayer Manual. The Lays were models we could follow These were our colleagues. We love them. We learned from them. Largely because of their dedication to the task and their devotion to the Lord, the church in Indonesia is established Now it is time for another couple to join their' ranks - the Lays. Actually Ivan and Bernie could have retired in Instead they accepted an invitation to pas- [or the Bandung International Church. In this present capacity their warmth and enthusiasm have endeared them to the congregalion. ii Experts tell us that flexibility and adaptability are musts for missionaries. Just lor fun, let us rake a look at the Lay's activities during their missionary career in Indonesia. The Pioneer, 1989

23 bv L. Munroe FAITHFUL SERVANTS In addition to raising four children, three of whom are missionaries, the Lays pioneered in East Kalimantan, taught in Bible schools in East Kalimantan and Java and served as house-parents to the MKs (missionary kids) in Bandung for 15 years. The MKs during the Lay years quickly learned [hat their houseparents were serious and consistent in their Christian walk. They were never too busy to pray, comfort, counsel, or discipline as the need arose. They learned that Uncle Ivan could make delicious sausage, could fix anything, and believed in using the rod. They knew Aunt Bernie was an excellent cook, a discerning nurse and a stickler on room check. One MK who had been spanked for lying about piano practice reminisced, "Sure [hey were strict, but they loved us. They cared about us as people. It wasn't just a job." It was not only missionaries and MKs who. loved and respected the Lays. Hundreds of Indonesians as well were influenced by this godly couple. "Mr. Lay was one of us," stated a young pastor. "He never gave the impression he was better than we were. The Lays were models we could follow." A layman commented, "Mr. Lay always preached about living a holy life. The Lays came to serve the Indonesian people, and they did it wholeheartedly." What a tribute! As the Lays retire and adjust to yet another set of new circumstances, we are confident that God will continue to use them. But Indonesia will not be quite the same. We are losing a Spirit filled, gracious, and caring couple who have the unique gift of being servants to us all. Lorna Munroe has fought al Lhe Bandun8 Alliance School for 28 years. All of Lay's four children were her students. 23

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25 ber". The response far exceeded their expectations, and their supply was quickly depleted. Vonnie recalls, "The mail for this course came in by the basketsful. We spent many hours each day correcting lessons." In the late 1950's the mission headquarters as well as the publications departmenr were moved to Bandung, Java. Vonnie was refreshed by the cool mountain air after enduring the sweltering heat of Makassar. The first office for correspondence courses there was located in a garage. Since then, bv N. Bolser out into Theological Education by Extension (TEE). She taught in many TEE centers over the past 10 years. Most of the classrooms are very simple with dirt floors, bark walls, and thatched roofs. But Vonnie's beautiful smile, graceful manner, and polished teaching quickly make her students forget about their humble classroom. During her years in West Kalimantan, she has also on numerous occasions served short periods of time as bookkeeper in Jakarta at mission headquarters Vonnie became a "flying professor 'I this department has developed seven courses, much to Vonnie's joy. These courses have reached thousands who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to study God's Word.* Vonnie returned to teach at the Jaflray School of Theology in1972. She also served an interim of six moriths at the Makale Bible School in Central Sulawesi, filling a vacancy left by lurloughing missionaries. In 1911 Vonnie accepted the challenge of a new teaching assignment in the "boonies" of West Kalimantan at the Immanuel Bible School. The following year she became a "flying professor" as she branched while permanent office staff have furloughed. The secret of Vonnie's versatility lies in her joyous submission to the Lord. She is always willing to help wherever there is a need, seeing the best in any situation, and listening patiently to others. Vonnie has endeared herself to missionary and Indonesian alike. We will surely miss her very much when she retires from Indonesia this year. *See 1a1es1 stauslicon page 3. (ed.) Nancy and Dudlq. Bolser haue been in West Kalimantan 22 years. They ore presently Leaching al the Immanuel BibleSchml. 2s

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27 make her lessons more meaningful. For,instance, a few years ago a blind teenager named Daniel entered the freshmen class. 'Millie wanted to help the, other-students understand something of what 'it meant to be blind. Unbeknown to Daniel in Millie's class, fellow students voluntarily wore blindfolds on succesive days, so they could understand Daniel's predicament. This resulted in a top student reading. her daily lesson notes on tape so Daniel could study on his own. Millie also ordered.materials from the-blind Institute 'h Bandung and then taught DanieGhow..,- :,In -Mhe;'&&&.; +d, &Y prayer-life ',deepened. There were so:.many problems and challenges, ' as.we- sought to help prepaie young' people.for.the, miinistj. Often we'd have.to stop and pray for wisdom. Gradually we under-', stood that God was leiding us into a miinistry- of 'intercession. We set aside specific t,$nes. during the week for wiited prayer, often fasti& as we battled.the enemy, of OUT souls. The Lord graciously all lowed us to see some def~te' answers to those prayers. Wherever. God lea& Millie after she leaves Indonesia, there is no doubt that He will use her gifts.. after 37 years of ouenm ~ervice, Helen Fntinrres hq minishy among Dega from. Vietnam in Charlotte, North'Cmlina I

28 WELCOME by H. and B. Matchullis PEOPLE "Our first impressions were... heat, humidity and humanity; and oh, yes, two little children holding their noses saying, 'it stinky here, Mom."' Ha- and Bechy Matchullis call Calgao-, Albena home; though Becky was raised an MK in Malaria and Hong Kong. It was a church camp romance thar broughr them together. Becky had just returned unh her parents from tlong Kong for furlough. llarvcy figured it was a good missionary strategy LO get her altenlion at that time since he knew people In transwon are usually reccprw to new annuencer' Fouc years laier theywem marned. r! rolloulng her nurse's [raining, Becky (RN) helped Harvcyachicvc his Bachelor of Religbous Edducauon and MasleroI Mtss d o degrees ~ from Canadian Bcble COIL lege and Theological Seminary. Through rhox years the Lord planrcd a dcsirc for Church Dlantine in them. Therefore their I nexc movc was LO a "rurban' (rural area. urban Commuters) communiry called Mur Lake lo begm a Chrisrian and Missionary Alliance church there. The b rd provided them with four years of fruitful ministry and valuable lessom Dunng those years God also blessed them wrh Ryan, now age fivc and Rachel, age three. On March. 19, 1989 Bethany Sarah joined thcir family. JN TRANSITION to the Chnstmn and Missionary Alliance wth no specnfle fdd preference and aubsequently were appointed to Indonesia. During the usual miring period for their visas. the Lord provided an lnlenm postrlon'in Emngeliam and Missions al their home Church m Calgary. N, "Car the tndof iangmgc study, they are learning not only the Value of pers~s~ence m Studies, bur patience wlh the CUICUT~. Harvey remembers, "After one month in language school, I vcnturcd oul to huy stamps an my ow. Language pracace, you know! I srood in 'line' and was shocbed to find all ihex people burling in lront of me wuh ouirlrerrhed Arms towards the Cashier. Finally 1 realized there are no her here! This was one rime Scrlprure ws wilted as I prayed thal the long arm al the Lord would be given to me Y) ~~ I could eel what 1 needed!" I Harvey and Bcchy praise God for Hls perststen1 punuii of thewliver. In turn Lhelr prayer 1s that they w11 pursue the goal He hasser before lhem-philippians 3:1?.14andJercmiah Their commitment to missions 1s the result of missions-minded parents and churches. I n the fall of 1986 they applied 28 The Matchullis family The Pioneer, 1989

29 WELCOME by D. Vanderpool' 1 A "Resource"fU1 I Addition I Lillian in the resource room This year our teaching staff at the Bandung Alliance School has increased by one. Lillian Janzen is from Kelowna, B.C., Canada. She is the oldest of three girls. In 1983 Lil graduated from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. She has a Bachelor ol Education degree with a major in Special Education. For two years Lil taught severely and proloundly mentally handicapped adolescents in Kelowna. Through her positive teaching techniques and attitudes she saw many areas of progress in her students. How did this teacher. in Kelowna come to Bandung? Lil's pastor, the Rev. Lloyd Draper, had received a prayer letter from Wally and Bev Albrecht, (C&MA missionaries on Java), relating the need for a Resource Teacher at BAS. From then on the pieces seemed to come together and Lil arrived in July of In her first year at the Bandung Alliance School Lil sees progress in her students in the Resource Room. Using a "theme" approach to teaching allows her students to be enthusiastic participants in the learning process. Lil herself is learning new things from her students. She laughingly says, "I've learned some new facts. Did you know that when you're travelling across the US. towards Florida, that you'll pass rice fields and water buffalo? And did you know that "harvesr' is the time when baby animals are born?' What does Lil do when she is not teaching? She enjoys reading and sight-seeing. Her greatest hobby, however, is shopping. And Bandung is the perfect place for her to pursue these hobbies. Diane, also a BAS schml teacher, lives with LiL 29

30 ~~~ ~ ~~~ ~~ ~ A dynamic Christmas drama performed by the Javanese drama team on December to, 1989 launched theteameffort to reach Semarang's upper middleclass. Nearby Simpson Theological Seminary students, other Semarang pastors and members from their churches have beenpanoltheeffoflwhich included an all-night prayermeeting. Invitations were sentto25!2people who attended the drama asking them to a "reunion'' service. On January 22, peoplecame toan informal dinnerata hotelwherethegospel waspresentedand 18people responded. Sinoethentifiypercent of those anending each Sunday have been newcontacts. Spearheading this team effort for reaching Semarang's middle and upper class are Rev. Kristiyanto and Rev.Tom ham. This visionary effon involves a variety of people groups and ministry goals. Four evangelistic-ariented events will becoupledwith continousoneawne mntactsthisyear. What ab6ut the future? One important long-term goal is the development of leaders for upperlm'ddleclass urban ministry on Java. Eventually this Semarang congregation will provide a model and workshop lor developing large urban churcheson Java. Church PlantinglEvangelism WcstJanCampgoound 18,Mo Youth centerblde. 3o.m Centrsl Kalimanrane~angelism 10,m Evangelismpmj't 2i000 Librarybmks South Kalimantan evangelism 5,w JavaSOOchurch buildings Gringging 3500 Education Yog)akana 20,000 Graduate scholarships 15,m Kclip Gading 50,000 Erma Kuhnr Memorial Majcnang 10,m Scholarship Fund WQ Malang 40.m JaffraySchml oftheology 18,wo Semarang 25.m Enngelism Outreach 10.0% solo 40,oW Compurcrlhbrary 1>00 %age" 15,wo Computerlacademin 15W Ungaran 20.m Electronic typewriter 2,oW Miscellaneous 10,000 Librarybmk 1.oW Musrcprogram Java SW cvangclismltraining JavaRcBonal BibleSchml bldgs 112,000 15,0W TorqaRcgion BibleSchool bldgs S,wO Youth PrnW,m. Ministries 72,000 TenggarongBiblekhool bldgs IS,0% Youth retreats 5w Kelansam lheological Schml dorm 1o.m 30 The Pioneer, 1989 sw

31 PoniianakTheological School bldg Libralybooks, Regional Bible 30,003 Schools 1,SW Literaturn PrintingTEEtexts 10,003 Parror'slibraries(S70x200lib.) 14,wO Kalam HidupPublishcrs 130,500 PTintingncwbooks 5,000 Correspondence COYKC 10,000 LendingLibmly 500 Computers 15,000 S.S.wsualaids 20,000 MinislryCenrerllakana 80,003 Vehicles Mirsianaryvehicler needed 119,000 M.K. Hostel 8,wO W.Albrecht B. Frcnn 4,m 13,003 D.Heath G.Kamphaurcn 11,000 H. KJassen 4,000 T.Mangham 11,000 H. Matchullis 13,000 A. McMahan 13,000 D. Nagel 13,003 E. herly G.Swenson 9,000 11,003 M.Roark(boat) 3,000 General BandungAllianccSchml 7,0 Libraryhk 2,000 Photompy machine 4,000 Gymnasticequipment 1,000 BandungAlliance Schml Haatcl DailynaiionGde radiobraadcast 5,000 Gesreiner- East Kalimantan WMPF 2,000 Gestetner-KIBAID church 1 W MAFflyngpmgram 5.000

32 INDONESIA!

33 Teaching and training workers through by Extension is the KEY to 1 NEWS FOR PRA PRAY FORTHESI WEST KALIMANTAN - Mike and Maureen hark repon, 'Doon mniinue to open and the Lord is answering prayer for more workers." Pray that the over 20 pis andchvrchcsinlhc Ambalauregionuillbc adequately served. and rhar hundreds of new bclieven vrill break ullh the cusioms whichkeep them fromgrouingin Christ. FASTKALIMANT&N-KcnandCamlyn Van Kurinrharc:'Prayforihc'r~enggarong Theological School building program. Funds are despcratcly nccdcd 10 build 15 new housing units for manicd students. One mil costs US2,500.00formarerialrand labor.' Frankand Marie Peters requcsrpraycrfar the Long Bia Bible School which IS in need ofmoreteachersand financialsuppan. JAVA 500 -WANGELISM -Larry and Carol Fish share their burden lor Bekasi, a suburb of Jakarta: 'There are now 42 rcparalc new housing complexes in the city oftielasiand the newestehurch there isnot yet a year old. Pray that the fire at wangclirrnand reachingout wll rcmainrtrong in this Suhdiwsion. The nauonal worke~ havelargeled 11 foroneorlwonewpreachingposlsin 1989.

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35 Indonesia ( Missionaril FIELD anther & WEST KALIMANTAN (left to right) Dautd & Eicz& h Heath Pontimtahj, Dudlq &Nay Bolser Kelarrsomj, Mike & Maureen EAST KALIMANTAN Ken &Carolyn Van Kunn (Sornonnda). fmnk &Mark Pelvs (Long BiaJ,.Judy Teeter, no1 piclured

36 &MA S and GUEST- XRECTRESS men Kamphusen BANDUNG &er EAST INDONESIA 8 Irlia Lewis Bdz). Bill &Janet

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