Mission Intensive : Indonesia


The Mission Intensive will begin on the island of Borneo in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. During your first month in Indonesia, you will serve at New Hope Ministries (NHM) alongside experienced missionaries Wolfgang and Heidi Oeschlegel and their team who run a children’s home for about 120 underprivileged, Dayak tribal children. At NHM children are given the opportunity to live in a safe environment, attend a local school and hear the Gospel. You will get the chance to share your testimony, help care for the needs of children, pray and worship together, play games and sports, help with chores and spend time in a local village.

At the end of your first month, you will travel out of Indonesia and spend a couple days in Malaysia, where you can take a few days of R&R and visit some sites.

After your short visit to Malaysia, you will fly to the Sakura Team, stationed in a big city on a different island (for safety reasons this city name is not mentioned here) in Indonesia. 44 of the 48 tribes on this island are still unreached with the Gospel, the main religion being Islam. Here you will learn first-hand what it means to minister in a restricted area. You are expected to abide by several rules to safeguard the security of the team. The mission of the Sakura Team is to be led by the Holy Spirit and to share the Gospel with people of peace (Luke 10:1-11) and then start a Church Planting Movement (CPM), house groups that study the Word together. While with the Sakura Team you will study various mission topics, language and culture, go on prayer walks throughout the community, share God’s love through social activities and spend a few days living with local Muslims in a nearby village.

What is a Mission Intensive?

What is the cost?

You will not pay WO directly for the Mission Intensive. Payment for your lodging, food, local transportation, tourist activities, etc. will go directly to each ministry. You will also need to cover your own food and lodging while travelling through Malaysia and for your airfare from one island to the next. Below are the estimated costs in USD.

New Hope Ministries – $370
Sakura Team – $520
Malaysia for 3 days – $150
Flights with Air Asia from one island to the next, via Kuala Lumpur – $150

You will cover the costs for your own airfare to and from your home country.

Please note that WO does not financially sponsor people for the Mission Intensives. Individuals are responsible for securing their own visas before departing for the field. They will need to consult with WO to verify which visa will be most suitable and sufficient time must be given for applying for visas. 

*Costs are correct as of 2020 and are subject to change

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