INDONESIA: Mob Damages Church Building

29 August 2023

Source: International Christian Concern

The Pentecostal Missionary Church in Kabil Village, Indonesia, was recently destroyed by a radical mob that was protesting its construction in a majority-Muslim area.

Church Pastor Jacksean Napitupulu estimated that a mob of about 30 people caused considerable damage to the newly constructed building. Local residents had complained about the church and questioned the legality of its building permit over the past three years.

In Muslim-majority Indonesia, it is common for non-Muslims to face obstacles as they seek church-building permits from the local government. Even if pastors succeed in obtaining permits, authorities often give in to hardline groups’ protests and demands that stop construction.

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    Pray for grace, courage and unity for the church members affected. Pray they will receive much care and encouragement from other local believers.

    Pray for Pastor Jacksean Napitupulu as he seeks the Lord’s direction for His church; also as he deals with the authorities and those who oppose him.

    Pray for VOM front-line workers in Indonesia who work to strengthen the church and spread the gospel.

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    One response to “INDONESIA: Mob Damages Church Building”

    1. k and F says:

      Lord we lift up the church in Indonesia as it continues to face opposition and persecution. Lord may your will be done here and not the will of satan. Help the flock, Pastor Jacksean Napitupulu and front line workers to rely on you and receive from you all they require to do your work . Protect them Lord from further harm. In your precious name we pray

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