Indonesia

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— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

Top 5 People Groups

Sunda: 37,152,000

Java Pesisir Lor: 36,509,000

Java Negarigung: 23,284,000

Java Mancanegari: 19,953,000

Javanese: 16,663,000

Religion

Muslim: 82.1%

Christian: 12.8%

Evangelical: 3.8%

Ethnic: 2.6%

Hindu: 1.8%

Buddhist: 0.4%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago with 13,000 islands split into 33 provinces. It is home to 780 People Groups, 223 of whom remain unreached according to the Joshua Project. The second largest People Group is the Jawa Pesisir Lor, although the majority of them are farmers, fishermen, or both, the trend is for them to seek training for an increasing variety of urban and rural occupations throughout Indonesia. Nearly all the Pesisir Lor people profess the Sunni Islamic faith, but Sufi mystical beliefs are widely practiced. Orthodox "santri" Muslims seek divine favor through the mediating spirit of Sheik Abdul Kadir Jaelani and the public reading of his holy book, Manaqib. In contrast, mystic "abangan" Javanese perform the "Selametan Rasulan" religious ritual to seek the blessings of not only the prophet Mohammed, but also numerous saints, spirits and deities.

Missionaries struggle against the Islamization of Indonesia by radical sects who seek to overturn the tradition of religious tolerance and advance a strict interpretation of Islam, frequently using violence and intimidation to control the much larger population of Moderate Muslims and members of Non-Islamic faiths.

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