Christians who have faced discrimination following the earthquake in Indonesia are continuing to receive support from Open Doors, thanks to the prayers and gifts of their global church family.
Open Doors workers recently made a trip to distribute food aid, and 500 families received items such as rice, oil, and tea – enough to support them for the next two months. Most of their farms were either totally or partially destroyed during the earthquake, and it will take time for them to start farming again.
These families have faced discrimination because of their faith as government aid has been distributed. One pastor told us that there is a certain group who have kept aid for themselves, and they plan to distribute to Muslims only in January. They will only consider sharing it with Christians if they agree to convert to Islam.
Our team is making plans to provide these believers with support in other areas, such as programs to help them generate an income until their farmland is producing crops again, and counselling for those have been traumatised by the disaster. They are also assessing the needs of churches whose buildings were destroyed or damaged in the earthquake, and how they could be helped with repairs.
Stand with your church family in Indonesia
Thank you for your prayers and gift for our brothers and sisters in Indonesia. Please continue to stand with them.
Every £37 could provide emergency food supplies for a family for a month.
- For our brothers and sisters to continue to stand strong in their faith, despite the discrimination they face, and that God will provide for all their needs
- For God’s wisdom and guidance for Open Doors workers as they plan
- For more local churches and believers to come forward and be willing to partner with us in providing long-term support to these believers.
You can speak out for our persecuted brothers and sisters by inviting your MP to the 2019 World Watch List launch in Parliament.