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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A New Home

September 22, 2016 • Indonesian

Shortly after becoming a believer, Mr. Apit was banished from his home village in Indonesia. Seeking support, he fled to Cijangkar, where he knew other Christians were living. Mr. Apit found other Christians who, like him, needed the encouragement and support of fellow believers and a place to continue growing in faith. He learned...

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Yessy’s Relationship with God

August 22, 2016 • Indonesian

Yessy, who now lives in Brisbane, Australia, proudly holds her certificates for completing the Bible study correspondence course produced by the Indonesian outreach of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI). Yessy first learned about the correspondence course through the Wasiat daily devotionals while living in Jakarta, Indonesia. “One day, when...

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Proclaiming the Gospel to Indonesian Children

May 16, 2016 • Indonesian

Over the past year, Indonesian youth in North Sumatra and West Kalimantan have been studying and discussing the Bible. Teachers using Indonesian children’s devotionals produced by Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) are helping students learn what it means to follow Jesus. Delima is passionate about mentoring young lives. She...

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