Setia Finds Strength in Her Listener Community

May 26, 2020 • Indonesian

Setia laughs and chats as she and a friend walk along the dirt road that runs through their village. Others in Setia’s village emerge from their homes—faded wooden cubes with rusty roofs of corrugated metal. The pungent smell of durian, a thorny fruit that is unique to southeast Asia fills...

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Welcoming Rev. Larosa to our Indonesian Ministry

May 13, 2020 • Indonesian

At the beginning of 2020, Rev. Arliyanus Larosa celebrated his installation as Back to God Ministries International's Indonesian ministry leader. “When I visited Rev. Larosa for the installation service, I could see that he was indeed a perfect fit for driving the ministry forward,” says Kurt Selles, BTGMI’s director. “And...

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Photos from Indonesia

May 11, 2020 • Indonesian

Jakarta Earlier this year, Jeffrey Schra, Hans Mulder, and I (Kurt Selles) traveled to Indonesia to take part in the installation service for our new Indonesian ministry leader, Rev. Arliyanus Larosa. Christians are a small minority in this Muslim-majority country and it might surprise you to know that Indonesia has...

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Radio is not Dead

May 28, 2019 • Hindi, Indonesian, Spanish

This December will mark 80 years since Back to God Ministries International’s (BTGMI) first weekly radio program broadcast across the airwaves. Times have changed since that first broadcast. People still listen to radios, but more and more often in North America, we get our news and entertainment via mobile devices...

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Discipling Young Adults in Indonesia

February 01, 2019 • Indonesian

As Christians in Indonesia mature in their faith and their stages of life, BTGMI’s ministry team offers four types of daily devotionals for different age groups. A few years ago, these devotional booklets reached a new type of audience—prisoners. Rev. Glann Siahaya delivers the booklets to a prison in Indonesia’s...

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A Joyful Journey

January 17, 2018 • Indonesian

Sarkim lives in Kuningan, West Java. For nearly 20 years he has served as the coordinator of Elsadai radio listeners’ community for the Indonesian outreach of Back to God Ministries International. BTGMI listener communities are formed by people who listen— together or on their own— to the BTGMI Indonesian radio...

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Keeping Company with God

November 03, 2017 • Indonesian

Bayuh, 66, is a widower living in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. He lost his wife eleven years ago. Since then, a severe eye disorder has left him blind. Living alone and unable to get around as freely as he used to, Bayuh moved in with his son’s family. Bayuh’s two grandchildren...

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Meeting People's Needs, Wherever They Are

May 12, 2017 • English, Hindi, Indonesian

Virenda lives in a village in northern India where education is minimal and the gospel message is neither widely known, nor accepted. He first learned about Jesus through the Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) Hindi radio program.  “Your radio program is my only source of learning from the Scripture...

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Faithful Friend

March 14, 2017 • Indonesian

At the age of 82, Samsuri still drives his becak, an Indonesian pedicab, to make a living in Central Java. He freely professes faith in Christ and is committed to living out scripture in his daily life. Especially when it comes to his family. Joy fills the air when Samsuri...

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Building a House and a Home

December 01, 2016 • Indonesian

Yuyu used to run a timber company in West Kapuas, Kalimantan until the government of Indonesia changed its regulations. At the age of 39, his company went bankrupt. Yuyu felt discouraged, but then he came into contact with Mr. Muzakar, listener community coordinator of the Maranatha group in West Kapuas...

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