Is Indonesia Ready for a Breakthrough?
How do you set expectations? As a rule, you don’t expect large numbers of Muslims to attend Bible studies or receive baptism. It’s very difficult for Muslims to give the Bible a chance, let alone attend Bible studies with those who believe in the Scriptures.
That is happening in Indonesia, a Muslim-dominated country in Southeast Asia. Christian Believers who are taking Christ to these Muslims have found an interest in the gospel, Jesus, and the Bible itself.
That’s not all! Within an unreached people group network, over 500,000 Muslims and former Muslims are studying the Bible, and even taking baptism! Members of all religious communities understand baptism to be a public declaration of faith. For that reason, they take a tremendous risk in being baptized.
Throughout Church history, missionaries have needed much time and patience when they have approached an ethnic community with no Christian Believers. It often takes years of plowing, but once community leaders are on board, there is often a massive movement to Christ. Could that be happening in Indonesia now?
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