Bible in Indonesian schools
RECENTLY A NUMBER of our degree students, as well as graduates who are in the ministry, gathered at our Bible college to sit a religious national exam. If they pass, they will be permitted to teach the Bible in schools and in the military, but only to those who are classed as Christians. As Religion is a compulsory subject in schools, many of the Tawangmangu graduates are teaching the Bible in schools throughout the country.
There are many so-called Christians in this country – in fact, certain regions are regarded as ‘Christian’ – but many do not know the Lord personally.
Tommy, one of our graduates, said he had to sit this exam so that he can teach in a Muslim school that has Christian pupils.
Please pray for many more graduates and God-given opportunities for the Gospel to be shared with school children and soldiers.
Sam and Carol are based in West Kalimantan, Indonesia where they are principals of Tawangmangu Bible College, and also founders and directors of the Mt Hope Training Centre.
Sam was trained in an AOG Bible school in Ambon before branching out as a church planter and later as an evangelist. Sam & Carol married in 1972 and have four children and six grandchildren.