Drug user becomes Bible student
ANDRE’S PARENTS divorced when he was young and he was raised by his Muslim uncle. He used and sold drugs for 15 years, beginning when he was only 17. It wasn’t long before he was arrested and put in prison for 18 months. He was then moved to a rehabilitation centre.
One day at this centre, he heard music and singing that excited him. When the guards asked if any inmates wanted to attend the Christian meeting, Andre raised his hand immediately. It was during one of these services that he surrendered his life to the Lord.
Andre is now a first year student at Tawangmangu Bible College. His desire after graduation is to return to Jakarta and join a team that goes and ministers in the prisons.
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.