Indonesia- Authorities Demolish a Protestant Church
Please see this heartbreaking video and pray for full religious freedom in Indonesia. Pray that these persecutors will come to Christ through the patient and loving witness of the local Christians.
Transform World Bali Summit
We are in a kairos time in world history. As nations are in uproar, economies in upheaval, social order declining, and times increasingly tumultuous, God is beckoning His church to advance His Kingdom. In response, Transform World is convening a "Transform World Global Challenge Summit" November 6-9 in Indonesia. Under the Lord's guidance, anointing, and directions, 7 critical challenges facing the body of Christ will be discussed with focused visionary mobilization and engagement of the 7 spheres/mountains of cultural influence from all regions of the world. The convening will catalyze and launch a 7 year concentration on these challenges with intentional inclusion of the 4/14 window and next generation. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated for all those sacrificing their time to come. The 7 challenges and spheres are as follows:
1. Ideological challenge: Issues surrounding Islamic fundamentalism
2. Family Challenge: Focus on Christian marriage and the family with a call to integrity, purity, and witness
3. Orphan Challenge: Focus on care for the orphans with a view to world without orphans
4. Poverty Challenge: Reviewing poverty lines globally with a focus on availability of basic needs among the poorest communities in the world
5. Human Rights Challenge: Promote human rights against actions that violate and are contrary to human dignity
6. Christ’s Missional Challenge: Reaching unreached people groups
7. Celebration Challenge: Identifying, connecting, and encouraging 24/7 houses of prayer and praise to God in every nation
7 Spheres of Culture
4. Delivery of Media
Prayer focus for the summit: (We would covet your prayers…even fasting, for all those attending this strategic summit)
· Planning strategy and Participants: For those being called to prepare to build and connect with creative and effectual strategies
o Pray for hearts willing to connect and build with each other
o Pray for humility to gird and build with one another
o Participants anointed for wisdom, revelation, and agreement towards effectual visionary strategies and mobilization
· Provision for those coming particularly for funding
o Financial provision for travel (very important!)
o Spiritual provision/insight for strategy for each of the challenges and spheres for Kingdom advance
o Wisdom for implementing strategy for the summit and coming years
· Protection: Pray particularly for protection over health and finances.
o For all participants, their families, and ministries: health, jobs, relationships (Psalm 91)
On behalf of “Transform World Global Challenges” and all participants:
Djohan Handojo, Chairman
Luis Bush, International Facilitator
Iman Santoso, Servant Catalyst
Fred and Susan Rowe, Transform World “Celebration” Challenge Facilitators
World Prayer Assembly - Launch of “My Home” Project in Indonesia
By Daniel Pandji, Indonesian General Secretary for the WPA
100 Days Pre-WPA Prayer Rally at Indonesia’s National Stadium in Jakarta
When people think about prayer, they often think about going into a room with a solemn atmosphere so as not to disturb anything. But now in this era, people are catching the vision of GOD about transformation—that His kingdom has to be established in every place, not only in the church building but also in the market place where so there is much darkness at work. God’s people have to bring the light and drive the darkness away.
In the 18th February 2012, more than 5000 people gathered at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno National Stadium. They came from various age groups and walked hand in hand around the stadium, winning an award by Indonesia’s Record Museum (MURI) for this event. I am very proud of our youth fellows that stood forward with all the risk. They made history by destroying the spirit of tradition and the religious spirit. Yes, now it’s time for God’s people to boldly shine forth.
I also respect and salute the church leaders who came and became father figures for many next-generation leaders. This event has caused a spiritual wave that will flow into the bigger wave that will occur on 17 May 2012 at the World Prayer Assembly. On that day, 100,000 people will gather in the same national stadium linked by live TV together with another 300 cities in Indonesia. Forty days before the WPA2012, we will have fasting and prayer from April 4 to May 13. We will have 300 intercessors praying everyday for 12 hours in Jakarta.
According to our history, there has never been such a wave of the prayer movement that has connected hundreds of cities. We do not see physical changes yet, but we feel the separation walls among churches, in the culture, and between generations are now being destroyed. All this is happening because of God’s will and His people’s willingness to be used as instruments of peace. Humility and willingness are the keys to enter the next wave of God.
There will be 280 cities that are planning to hold city-wide prayer on May 17. It is likely there will be more than 300 cities, even up to 400 cities, taking part and praying together for Indonesia and our world. This has never happened before! It’s really God!
May our nation be covered by a canopy of prayer to fulfill Habakkuk 2:14 as the other nations join in as well.
We hope that all who read this can join with us in prayer and fasting, also mobilizing others to pray with you.
“Empowered 21” Gathering of Pentecostals in Indonesia
A beautifully organized conference of up to 9000 Pentecostals from 50 nations met just outside Jakarta, October 25-29. Enthusiastic worship and powerful presentations called participants to a renewed experience and sharing of the Azusa Street revival experience. Other regional gatherings and initiatives are planned through a global council of ministry leaders.
Warm support was given to the World Prayer Assembly by the event organizers, and they arranged for a presentation of the WPA. A strong link and rich synergy between the two events was established. Praise the Lord.
Transformation Happening in Surabaya, Indonesia
During a visit to the city, those involved in the prayer movement told me that since they began the city-wide prayer effort in 2002, they have noticed a number of remarkable changes occurring in Indonesia’s second largest metropolis: Surabaya was known as “ferocious, dirty, and reckless” but has been reported in the newspaper as having become a “friendly and humane city”. Physically, there have also been visible marks of transformation as the mayor has converted 14 gas stations into a thematic park and the churches have contributed the planting of many trees to make the city green and verdant. Progress has been noted in other city problems like access to clean water, side walk peddlers, traditional markets, slum, traffic jams and floods as the believers have prayed and obeyed the Lord in appropriate action.