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Every time we unfold the newspaper or tune into the evening news, some news story related to Islam captures our attention.  Reports of radical Islamic activity fuel public fear and resentment toward Muslims, whether or not they are extremists.  Many Christians have even resigned to the fallacy that the world’s fastest growing religion cannot be overcome.  But what if we stopped to see Muslims from the Savior’s perspective rather than the media’s?  Would compassion triumph over condemnation?  What if we could eternally impact the world’s largest Muslim population by the power of the Gospel?

To eternally impact Indonesia by the power of the Gospel is the ministry to which we have been called.  With over 240 million people and nearly 90% of the population having embraced Islam, Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim nation.  Compassion moves us to proclaim the Gospel of salvation to Indonesians.  Conviction guides us to plant Independent Baptist churches throughout the nation.  The Great Commission directs us to produce disciples who are prepared to serve the Lord in like fashion.

Will you prayerfully consider sharing our vision of reaching Indonesia for Christ and partnering with us to accomplish this goal?

Learn More About Indonesia

 The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands. With a population of around 240 million people, it is the world’s fourth most populous country, and has the world’s largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta.

Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural differences developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Malay, and European sources. Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture and mythology, as do wayang kulit(shadow puppet) performances. Textiles such as batik, ikat and songket are created across Indonesia in styles that vary by region. The most dominant influences on Indonesian architecture have traditionally been Indian; however, Chinese, Arab, and European architectural influences have been significant.

Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients. Indonesian traditional music includes gamelan and keroncong. Dangdut is a popular contemporary genre of music that draws influence from Arabic, Indian, and Malay folk music.

QUICK FACTS

Capital City:

DKI Jakarta (24 million people)

Total Population:

240 million

Major Ethnic Groups:

Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census)

Major Religions:

Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other 3.4% (2000 census

Official Language:

Bahasa Indonesia

 

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