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During my first year at UMM, I met a good friend that played a key role in coming to a persoanl relationship with God. He was from Indonesia; probably the first person I've met from this country (almost next door to the Philippines). He helped me with reading the Bible by sending me weekly Bible Devotional verses via internet, which was very timely encouraging evertime I get them.

Poniman, 95'-97, with his fellow Indonesians at the Festival of Nations in St. Paul in 97'

From what I've learned and experience in meeting Indonesians, this is what I've come up with...

"Welcome to America Ajeng Puspitasari, Guest Writer

"You must study hard so you can go to America one day." That was what my father always said. A lot of people all around the world see America as a dream, a goal, and a final destination of their lives. I always wanted to study in the United States. Before, I pictured this country as a glamorous land. I imagined cities all around the country, high buildings, traffics everywhere, being able to see Julia Roberts, Michael Jackson, and Paris Hilton on the street. Now, I blame myself for watching too much MTV, Friends and Sex And The City only before I came here, because obviously I was totally wrong.

So last year in the middle of August I finally arrived in the Minneapolis Airport after a 23 hour flight from the other sight of the world, Indonesia. Unfortunately, nobody from the campus was able to pick me up, so I had to take shuttle bus to go to Morris. At that time I had no idea where Morris is. I thought it would only take twenty minutes from the airport to go here. On the way here, I was so stressed out, panicked, felt totally lost, because I thought I took the wrong shuttle bus. I was wondering where are the buildings? The Malls? Great restaurants? All I could see were farms and corn fields. Thank God every time I'm panicked I always feel sleepy. So I slept most of the time on the way here. When I woke up, the first thing I saw was Starbuck town's sign board. I said to my self "Morris can't be so bad than 'coz at least there is still Starbucks Caf? here".

The first time I saw UMM, I instantly fell in love. I just think that this school is so pretty. In the middle of nowhere, but so pretty. Suddenly, I know that everything will be very different. I start my life as a college student and live in a dorm with a lot of "used to be strangers." I felt half excited and half terrified to death. I did not know anybody. I found out later that I am the only Indonesian person here in Morris. I then realized that a lot of things have changed now. I used to be a majority but now I am a minority. I used to live in a big city with seven million people and here I am, spending four years of my life in Morris with only five thousand people. But the worst thing is as the only Indonesian, it means I will not be able to use my language at all here. That is frustrating. The first month was just not so good. I missed my family and friends, I had to adjust with the classes, I had to meet a lot of new people. I just felt that I did not belong.

Fortunately, it only took one month to adjust to my new environment. I instantly realized that people are very friendly here. I always heard that it is hard to be a minority. Well in a way perhaps it is, but I always try to see the good part of being a minority. A lot of people come to me asking millions of questions about my country and my background, and I just love it because it gives me that chance to make new friends. I start to respect my own culture and even want to learn more about my own country, something that I used to take for granted. I experience many new things. I saw snow for the first time in my entire life, and it was fabulous. I got the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving, filled my stomach with scrumptious food until I could barely breathe. I join edsome clubs, such as IR club, Women of Color, ASA, and International Student Association. UMM always keeps me busy. I cannot even believe that I have been here for seven months already.

Morris has become part of my life now and hopefully I have also become part of Morris and UMM. I really enjoy every day of my life here now. When the temperature has risen back to 80 degrees it will be even more perfect."

Post-2004 Christmas Tsunami-Earthquake

in Sumatra, Indonesia

Many were shocked of the "sad news" after Christmas as they first heard in or after Sunday church services in the U.S.A. As I heard about the on-going increasing death toll throughout Sunday and today (Tuesday, Decemeber 28th 2004), names of people I know/know of someone in this region popped up including the following:

Anonymous Missionary (fear of persecution)
Subject:Earthquake in Indonesia
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:37:44 +0700
Dear family and friends,
As you may have heard by now, a massive magnitude 9 earthquake struck Indonesia on the morning of Dec. 26 (evening of Dec. 25 in the U.S.). The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Acehn (map) province in northern Sumatra island. The quake caused massive tsunamis (tidal waves), some over 20 feet high, that destroyed villages and resorts along the coastlines of seven Asian nations: Sri Langka, India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The current estimated death toll is over 11,000, with 4,000 of those being in northern Sumatra (Indonesia). Many areas have been cut off from communication and/or transportation due to the destructive force of the waves. Please see a major news source for more information.
I'm also writing to let you know that we are OK. Jakarta is over 1,000 miles from the place the earthquake struck, and this city was not in the path of any resulting tsunamis.
Please pray for those affected by this natural disaster, which includes both local villagers and foreign vacationers in the various nations listed above. Thank you for your continued prayers for safety for us and our coworkers here in Indonesia, and for your concerned emails and calls.

Also, I just talked to my friend Jovita over at the Council of Asian Pacific-MN (1/7/05) in St. Paul, and she told me of her friend that had family/relatives in hard hit area of Banda Aceh that became victims...

  • WHO Scrambles To Curb Outbreaks, from WCCCO

  • "The refugee agency is airlifting hundreds of tons of supplies from its stockpiles in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the first shipments are now being transported from Indonesia's capital Jakarta to Aceh, Redmond said."

    Asian Tsunami Banda Aceh jan 4th 2005

    "A report by Richard Bestic from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesai 9 days after the city was struck by a 130 foot Tsunami wave"
    Asian Tsunami - Live in Banda Aceh

    "Chris Roberts reports live from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia on the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami disaster of December 26th 2004. 9 Days later and Aid agencies were doing their best to deal with a situation on such a huge scale. We met one Aid Worker and asked him how things were going at this very early stage,"

    ....more related headlines

    Funds for Vicitms and Relief:
    -Minnesota Indonesian Fund, in WCCO's "Marshall Native Survives Tsunami In Malaysia" feature story

    Missions Opportunities -Muslims in Indonesia receiving help, Christians still in need: teen missions based in Florida-from mission network news

    May 2006 Earthquake

    Aid starts to trickle in for Java earthquake survivors
    By Jenny Booth and agencies (Times Online)
    "Emergency aid has started to arrive in the areas of Java worst affected by Saturday's earthquake in which more than 5,000 people are now known to have died.
    The Indonesian island was struck before dawn by a quake 6.3 in magnitude. More than 200,000 people have been left homeless in the rainy season, and shelter, food, clean drinking water and medical equipment are in short supply.
    Today Indonesia's social affairs ministry placed the latest official death toll at 5,136. Of these, 3,082 were killed in the district of Bantul, south of the tourist city of Yogyakarta, and a further 1,660 died in Klaten district in central Java. A disproportionate number of the dead were children and the elderly, who found it harder to escape from collapsing homes."

    Death toll rises, rescue efforts go on
    The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    "The death toll from Saturday's earthquake had reached more than 4,600 as of late Sunday, as rescue workers continued to search for survivors."

    Recommended Resources



    College Campus Groups

  • Indonesian Christian Fellowship, of UofM-Twin Cities campus
  • Indonesian Student Association of UofM-Twin Cities Campus
  • Minnesota Indonesian Society, a connection through Jovita (former co-worker of mine at Council of Asian Pacific-Minnesotans)

  • How to help:
    Please send your check payable to: "Indonesian Tsunamis Relief Fund" at TCF Bank, 3380 Denmark Ave. S. Eagan, MN - 55121

    To get detail information about this Fund Raising please click=>

    Indonesian Relief Flyer

    If you have more question regarding this relief fund, please call Minnesota Indonesia Society at 952-882-8993



    Two 8 Year Old Preachers prayed for Indonesian Muslims

    "In Indonesia (Poso, Sulawesi) two very young preachers prayed for the lame and the sick and God healed them. "


    Gospel Resources

  • Ethnic Harvest

  • *see Bible


    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part1)

    "Dini is an indonesian muslim. Her dad dies. One night, a dream will change her life forever... "
    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part2), from
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Religious-Islam
    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part3), from
    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part4), from
    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part5), from
    Jesus saves Dini, an indonesian muslim (part5), from
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Christian Life



  • Christian Villages at Heart of Indonesia’s Triple Disaster Barnabas Aid Has Sent Immediate Aid By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries Thursday, October 28, 2010

  • "... Barnabas Aid ( has told the ASSIST News Service that "mainly Christian islands are at the heart of the three-fold disaster of earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruption that have killed hundreds and displaced thousands in Indonesia this week."...
    A 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake triggered the three-meter high tsunami, which pounded the Mentawai Islands, off the coast of West Sumatra, on Monday evening. The following day Mount Merapi on the island of Java erupted, spewing out clouds of ash and jets of searing gas. The combined death toll has topped 300 with over 400 missing and tens of thousands displaced as homes were destroyed.
    Barnabas Aid has announced that today (Thursday, October 28, 2010) it has released money from its Disaster Relief Fund for immediate use in Mentawai – a collection of small islands that are predominantly Christian – for food, clothing and medicine. Rescuers are struggling to reach the worst-affected communities following the tsunami, which swept away 13 villages. ..

  • At least 112 dead, more than 500 missing after Indonesia quake From Andy Saputra, CNN October 26, 2010 8:20 p.m. EDT

  • "Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need Tuesday, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 112 people, officials said. Another 502 were reported missing.
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake generated a "significant" tsunami. Some of the missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing to higher ground, said Henri Dori Satoko, head of the Mentawai Islands parliament....

    Padang earthquake (Sept 30 2009), Sumatra, Indonesia

  • Officials: Indonesia quake toll could soar,

  • " JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Another strong earthquake rocked Indonesia early Thursday as the Southeast Asian nation was reeling from an earlier jolt that killed more than 200 people.
    The 6.8 magnitude quake Thursday hit southern Sumatra at 8:52 a.m. local time (0152 GMT), the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Wednesday's earlier quake was 7.6 magnitude.
    At least 236 people are dead and more than 500 injured, the Indonesian Social Ministry's Crisis Center said Thursday. It said it had little information on the missing and feared the death toll would climb into the thousands.
    The second quake was on a smaller scale than the first, said meteorology official Fauzi, who uses only one name. There were no damage reports yet.
    Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari expected "the casualties and the damage of this earthquake to be bigger than the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake, given the intensity and the spread of the damage."
    The magnitude-6.3 Yogyakarta quake in central Java in May 2006 killed more than 5,000 people, triggered fears of an eruption of a nearby volcano and caused significant damage to a 9th century Prambanan temple.
    Thousands may be trapped by collapsed buildings and houses, Rustam Pakaya, the head of the Health Ministry's crisis center, told CNN on Wednesday.
    State-run Antara news agency cited Pakaya as saying he had received reports that part of a hospital had collapsed and that people were buried under the debris.
    The temblor struck around 5 p.m., about 33 miles (53 kilometers) from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra and home to more than 800,000 people.
    The quake caused widespread power and phone outages, making it difficult to assess damage.
    Aid agencies kicked into gear to help those in need.
    "We had aid ready because this area of Indonesia is susceptible to this type of tragedy," said Jane Cocking, humanitarian director for Oxfam. "Communications with the quake-zone are difficult and we are hoping for the best but having to plan for the worst."
    "The situation is quite devastating," said Amelia Merrick, the operations director for World Vision Indonesia.
    "Bridges have gone down, phone lines are in total disrepair. It's difficult for us to assess the situation," she said. The organization had said it would send assessment teams to the area Thursday morning.
    "We know there's no electricity tonight... many of the families will be spending the night outdoors, in pitch black. I'm very afraid of what might happen next," she said, referring to the possibility of aftershocks.
    Hundreds of houses have been damaged, Wayne Ulrich, the Red Cross disaster management coordinator in Indonesia, told CNN. "We do not know the [exact] numbers."
    "We have concerns that a hospital has been partially damaged, a market has caught on fire, the airport was closed down for inspection because of the fear if they landed any planes," it might cause problems, Ulrich said. Video Watch Ulrich discuss the rescue efforts »
    Access to the affected areas was obstructed in parts, he added.
    It's "blocked by all kinds of problems: frightened people out in the streets, cars, and people trying to get out of the city."
    The earthquake was felt in nearby cities, such as Medan and Bengkulu, where people panicked and ran outside in search of higher ground, fearing a tsunami.
    But it was also felt as far away as Singapore and Malaysia.
    "I did feel the tremor in office today somewhere between 5 - 6 p.m.," said Ratna Osman, who works in a single-story office building in Petaling Jaya, just outside Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.
    "I asked [a co-worker] if there's an earthquake somewhere -- either that or I was hallucinating."
    "At first, I thought the chair I was sitting on had a screw loose or something," Osman said.
    The region is accustomed to earthquakes, and locals have been taught to identify safe places in case of a tsunami, according to Sean Granville-Ross, the Mercy Corps country director for Indonesia.
    "We hope that preparation is now paying off," he said.
    But if many homes have been destroyed, people may be spending the night with no shelter, he said.
    Earlier this month, an earthquake in West Java killed 57 people.
    Several buildings were damaged, Metro TV reported, and people were seen running out of their homes and toward the hills.
    One employee of a private company in Jalan Ahmad Yani, told Antara news agency that "everybody panicked with some shouting 'earthquake.'"
    TVOne pictures from the scene showed people milling around outside in the city.
    Phone lines were apparently down in many parts of Padang. Indonesia's Tempo Interactive, a media outlet based in Jakarta, had trouble reaching its correspondent in the West Sumatra city, according to journalist Purwani Diyah Prabandari.
    "I hope it's just the cell phone connection," Prabandari told CNN.
    Indonesians trying to find out more about the quake flooded the Internet, including Twitter. Some expressed concern for relatives and friends in Padang.
    "Dear God, please send down your angels to hug and protect my grandpa in Padang," said one Twitter post.
    The Web site for one of Indonesia's main newspapers, The Jakarta Globe, crashed for a while, partly as a result of the heavy traffic from people trying to find out about the quake, the paper said in a Twitter post.
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a tsunami watch for Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia, but canceled it soon after.
    The temblor did generate a tsunami just under one foot high, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
    On Tuesday, a magnitude 8.0 quake-triggered tsunami killed at least 111 people in the Samoan islands and Tonga. Read latest news on the Samoa quake and tsunami
    The tsunami waves swept across a wide swath of the Pacific Ocean, killing dozens and flattening or submerging villages.
    The dead included 22 in American Samoa, 82 in Samoa and seven in Tonga.
    Officials warned that the death toll could rise as rescue workers start to reach outlying villages and discover new casualties.
    The U.S. Geological Survey declined to say whether the two quakes were linked. advertisement
    "The simple answer is we can't speculate on a connection," Carrieann Bedwell of the USGS told CNN. "Both are in highly seismic areas."
    The epicenters of the two temblors are about 4,700 miles (7,600 km) apart."

    Earthquake 2009 Sep 30

    "Indonesian 7.9 Earthquake felt in Singapore "
  • MAF Responds to Massive Earthquake in Indonesia Aviation Ministry Flies in Relief and Assessment Teams amid Devastation By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Thursday, October 1, 2009

  • " NAMPA, ID (ANS) -- Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has flown in an assessment team to the devastated city of Padang, in the coastal region of western Sumatra, in response to Indonesia's massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake.
    The quake hit Sept. 30, destroying hundreds of buildings and homes, triggering landslides, knocking out power and cutting off roads into the city of approximately 900,000 people. Amid the fires and flooding, thousands are expected to die. Relief agencies are relying on MAF and other groups in a desperate race against time.
    MAF currently has three expatriate pilots and some 10 local staff on Sumatra, according to Ron Wismer, manager of research and operations support.
    The missions agency, which has worked in Indonesia since 1954, has two aircraft on Sumatra -- a Cessna 206 and a Cessna Caravan -- that are based in Medan, which is well north of the earthquake zone.
    Responding to the emergency, MAF is providing flights from nearby Pekan Baru to Padang, close to the epicenter. Easily accessible from Jakarta and other places, the plan is to stage the MAF emergency response operations from Pekan Baru.
    Coordinating their efforts with the local government, MAF leaders quickly flew in a team of relief workers from Operation Blessing International (OBI) to the scene of devastation. Other groups are also requesting MAF's assistance amid the chaos.
    "We are working primarily with OBI," said Stan Unruh, the MAF country director in Sumatra, "but the phone is ringing off the hook with requests from the Red Cross and others."
    Wismer said friends of MAF can help in two ways. First, they can pray that rescue workers can gain access to people who need food and medical care. Second, they can make financial gifts for the relief effort. To give to the MAF rescue work in Padang, go to .
    MAF began flying in Sumatra in response to the 2004 tsunami that devastated the Aceh area of the island. MAF was one of the first to respond to that disaster. MAF also provided communications services to support relief efforts.
    Founded in the United States in 1945, MAF ( ) missionary teams of aviation, communications, technology and education specialists overcome barriers in remote areas, transform lives and build God's Kingdom by enabling the work of more than 1,000 organizations in isolated areas of the world.
    With its fleet of 130 bush aircraft, MAF serves in 55 countries, with an average of 242 flights daily across Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America. MAF pilots transport missionaries, medical personnel, medicines and relief supplies, as well as conduct thousands of emergency medical evacuations in remote areas. MAF also provides telecommunications services, such as satellite Internet access, high frequency radios, electronic mail and other wireless systems.
    _______________________________________________ Media Contact: Palmer Holt, 704-663-3303, "

  • At least 1,100 dead from Indonesia quakes, UN official says, updated 4:50 p.m. EDT, Thu October 1, 2009

  • "JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- At least 1,100 people are dead in Indonesia as a result of two large earthquakes in as many days, United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes told reporters Thursday...
    Indonesia Quake Relief


    Tsumnami Kills 30 in one Village

    " Added On October 29, 2010 Village residents hide in the hills after a tsunami, as CNN's Paula Hancocks reports."
    Wave of devastation

    " Added On October 27, 2010 CNN's Paula Hancocks reports from quake-ravaged Indonesia."


  • Indonesian volcano spews more scorching ash; death toll reaches 156 From Kathy Quiano, CNN November 7, 2010 2:53 p.m. EST

  • Indonesia Volcano Erupts Causing Devastation

    " AssociatedPress | November 05, 2010
    Searing gas avalanched down an Indonesian volcano, torching houses and trees and incinerating villagers as they fled Mount Merapi's worst eruption in a century. (Nov. 5)"

  • New volcanic eruption sends Indonesians fleeing By the CNN Wire Staff October 30, 2010 9:41 p.m. EDT

  • "'Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Saturday, spewing hot ash clouds for more than 20 minutes followed by lava and sending nearly residents fleeing in panic for the second time in a week...
    Thirty-eight people died in the eruption or from injuries, officials said...

    " Added On October 27, 2010 CNN's Kathy Quiano describes how the eruptions at Mount Merapi are affecting Indonesia."


    Agnes Monica & Indonesian Idol - Go Tell It On The Mountain

    "Indonesian Pop Princess Agnes Monica & troops of Indonesian Idol season 1 to 3 live performance at Bimantara Christmas party 2006"

    International Students

  • RE-ENTRY AND READAPTATION TO INDONESIA, from Int'l Institute of Education
  • Persecution

    "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." -Revelations 2:10

  • Ambon Berdarah, photos of 99' christian persecution (warning: graphic pictures)
  • "Bloody Christmas 01'-Averted"
  • Mel Tari: Revival and Miracles in Indonesia

    "Mel Tari has lived his entire life on the remote island of Timor in Indonesia. Because of his natural brilliance he was given a scholarship to study in Russia, which he refused. Mel has now traveled around the world telling the wonders of Christ and the simplicity of the Word. From the book "Like a Mighty Wind" (by Mel Tari and Cliff Dudley.) "

  • Like A Mighty Wind (order 1), by Mel Tari & Cliff Dudley on the Holy Spirit/Book of Acts moving in Indonesia during the 60's-70's (other book reviews: (1)
    Related Sites:
  • Kids in Ministries

  • " In Indonesia in the 1960s came remarkable reports of children ages six to ten that would gather daily for prayer meetings, weeping at times for the whole world. They would often lay hands on people, pray for them and saw many healings take place. In one city many children accepted the Lord, but many of the adults refused to do so. "Then the Lord gave the children a word of knowledge so that they knew the secret sins of people's hearts. But when they told the people these things--especially when they told all these secret things right out in church--some of the people got mad and persecuted the children." (Like a Mighty Wind, Mel Tari, Creation House, pg 54.)"
  • Mel Tari: God Burns Idolsfrom U of Penn

  • "The (Catholic) priest was upset. "Those are not idols," he said indignantly. "Those are just Paul and Mary and Jesus and John and other saints."
    "But the Lord told us that they are idols."
    When the team saw that arguing wasn't going to accomplish anything, one of the team members said, "Since none of us knows if these are idols or not, let us ask God to show us. Do you remember the story in the Bible about Elijah and the Baal priest? Well, let us pray, and gather these images and ask the Lord to burn them with fire from heaven if He is displeased with them."
    So they gathered all the idols into the middle of the room. They were made of brass, wood and plaster. The people stood back away from the pile of images, and one of the team prayed that the Lord Himself would give the final decision or proof by burning the pile if He wished. After the closing amens, there was a short silence, then a sharp crashing bolt of fire - like lightning - which hit only the pile of images and burned them to ashes.
    The priest was so excited, he rubbed his hands together and kept repeating, "We must get the rest of them to burn. They are in the back. We must get them and burn them, too." So they went into the back of the church and dragged out the other images and they were all burned even those of metal. And nothing else in the church was harmed.
    Many repented and turned to Christ that day. And when the team left, the priest said, "If the Lord tells you to come again, you'd better come."

    Update Sites:
  • World Missions International

  • "It has been said that the greatest revival in the 20th century was on the Island of Timor, Indonesia, where I was born. As the Holy Spirit swept across my country, I was privileged to see the dead rise, the blind see, the cripple walk, water turn into wine and millions come to experience the saving grace of Jesus Christ, which I chronicled in my book �Like a Mighty Wind�.
    In the midst of this great revival, the Lord spoke to me to go to America. I did not want to leave my country, but the Lord told me that if I would obey He would take me into all the world to preach the Gospel and that He would make me a �greater blessing� to my country by going rather than staying.
    The Lord is faithful to fulfill His promises! For nearly 40 years I have traveled the world preaching the Gospel, literally in every nation, seein many come to know the Lord. However, the �greater blessing� promise the Lord has kept until today. Now, in my nation�s dark hour, we can partner together and become the�greater blessing�.

    Astounding Church Growth Geoff Waugh The Rev Dr Geoff Waugh is editor of the Renewal Journal.
    "God moved upon the mountain town of Soe in Timor on Sunday 26 September 1965. That night people heard the sound of a tornado wind and flames above the Reformed Church building prompted police to set off the fire alarm. Healings and evangelism increased dramatically. Hundreds of thousands were converted. About 90 evangelistic teams were formed which functioned powerfully with spiritual gifts. The first team saw 9,000 people converted in two weeks in one town alone. In the first three years of this revival 200,000 became Christians in Timor, and on another small island where few had been Christians 20,000 became believers."
    Higher Grond Bible College-World Missions, a response from Mel Tari himself on the Asian Tsunami aftermath
    "My name is Mel Tari, I am an evangelist and author of the book "Like a Mighty Wind." Indonesia is my home country and I am personally organizing a response to the disaster there. You can be assured that the funds you contribute to this ministry will make it directly to the people in need."
  • Voice of the Martyrs-Canada
  • -Teachings

    Kesaksian Mel Tari - Kelahiran Baru

    " Uploaded on Mar 4, 2009 Mel Tari, a good friend of Extreme Prophetic, has walked on water, raised the dead, and ministered powerfully in the Indonesian revival, leading thousands to the Lord. In this video clip he shares a wonderful testimony of being miraculously healed from malaria during an encounter with the Lord. Both he and Patricia also pray healing prayers over you as you watch! Visit: "


  • Indonesian Post
  • The Jakarta Post
  • Men

    Build Men Raise Sons | Jakarta, Indonesia


    -World War II
    *see European: -Dutch of Holland-Netherlands Outreach

    1942 The Japanese invade Indonesia

    "January 19, 1942. Giornale Italie. The Netherlands East Indies campaign of 1941-42 was the short-lived defence of the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) by Allied forces, against invasion by the Empire of Japan in World War II. The rich oil resources of Indonesia were a major Japanese objective during the war. The campaign and subsequent three and a half year Japanese occupation contributed to the end of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia. General Hisaichi Terauchi (also known as Count Terauchi), who was the commander of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group, began the campaign with attacks against Borneo: on December 16, 1941, Japanese forces successfully occupied Miri, an oil production centre in northern Sarawak. "

  • Welcome to the Dutch East Indies 1941-1942 Website

  • "... The Allies major foothold in the Dutch East Indies was finally destroyed on 19 February 1942 by a wild day of aerial dogfighting over Java, which cost the Allies nearly 75 fighters. Sort of the kinda day that the Luftwaffe had dreamed of during the Battle of Britain. Japanese warships had penetrated into the Indian Ocean, attacked Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Indian coastal targets and merchant shipping, even eventually having midget submarines to raid as far away as Madagascar Island, off the South African coast, and at Sydney Harbour, Australia.
    By this time when the Dutch East Indies forces on Java had capitulated other Japanese forces had secured bases along the northern coast of New Guinea and in the Australia territory of the Bismarck Archipelago. In March 1942 the Japanese were regrouping their crack air squadrons, veterans of the China war, at Bali before sending them en route to Rabaul and the east coast of New Guinea for more planned joint operational conquests of expansion. ...

    "The occupation Initially Japanese occupation was welcomed by the Indonesians as liberators.[10] During the occupation, the Indonesian nationalist movement increased in popularity. In July 1942, leading nationalists like Sukarno accepted Japan's offer to rally the public in support of the Japanese war effort. Both Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta were decorated by the Emperor of Japan in 1943....
    Experience of the Japanese occupation of Indonesia varied considerably, depending upon where one lived and one's social position. Many who lived in areas considered important to the war effort experienced torture, sex slavery, arbitrary arrest and execution, and other war crimes. Many thousands of people were taken away from Indonesia as unfree labour (romusha) for Japanese military projects, including the Burma-Siam Railway, and suffered or died as a result of ill-treatment and starvation. People of Dutch and mixed Dutch-Indonesian descent were particular targets of the Japanese occupation.
    During the World War II occupation, tens of thousands of Indonesians were to starve, work as slave labourers, or be forced from their homes. In the National Revolution that followed, tens, even hundreds, of thousands (including civilians), would die in fighting against the Japanese, Allied forces, and other Indonesians, before Independence was achieved.[12] A later United Nations report stated that four million people died in Indonesia as a result of famine and forced labor during the Japanese occupation, including 30,000 European civilian internee deaths.[13]..

    *see Australian of Australia, Aussie, etc...Outreach



    Jesus Christ HEALS a Muslimah in Indonesia.

    "Ameng, from Indonesia, knew just where to turn when his Muslim wife became ill. Jesus Christ, HE is the Healer!!! "


    Persecution of the church in indonesia

    'A church burned down in Ache"
    Sunday School Teachers in Indonesia Jailed

    "Teachers jailed for converting Muslim children"



  • "On 9th August 2009, Prophet T.B. Joshua said: "Pray for this nation. Im seeing what has happened in the past that the ground opens and people sink and the building... But this one now carries UN out of the letters Im seeing..." Two weeks later, he said, "Fast and pray, on the 2nd of next month"
    On the 2nd September, an earthquake struck Indonesia, several teams from the United Nations subsequently sent to the disaster area... '


  • Jakweb, travel info
  • Lonely Planet, travel informaiton
  • I have a "perecution" section in this particular webpage because my first impression/exposure on this country from my Indonesian friend were similar websites like above that he showed me before.

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    Poniman (from Bandung-Jabar; Java-map), known for making people laugh, jokes around at his room at Clayton A. Gay Hall -Tower 1 in 1996

    Website dedicated to Poniman Mulijadi

    "Po" (pictures) went to UMM from 95'-97', then transferred to the UofM-TC Main Campus to further his chemistry major. He encouraged my early years after coming to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in the winter of 96. As I reflect back, he inspired me to do internet ministry after e-mailing me weekly a Devotional Bible Verse. Also, he was the first person to educate me about the reality of christian persecution through his "graphic" websites from Indonesia (see links above). Thanks for sharing your heart and joy through your laughter and jokes as a brother in Christ!