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Indonesian Gospel Resources

A special welcome to all visitors of Indonesian heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in the languages of Indonesia which tell about Jesus and His love for the Indonesian people.

Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Indonesian people, and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about Indonesian language and culture.

Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!

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Indonesian Publications About Jesus

The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Indonesian and Javanese.

God's Simple Plan of Salvation presents a simple one-page, Bible-based salvation tract in Indonesian.

GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Indonesian.

Indonesian Bibles

Bibles in Your Language can help you find audio, online and print Bibles in the languages of Indonesia, including:

Online Bibles:

Indonesian Bibles to purchase:
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from Amazon.com:
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You can purchase the Indonesian New Testament in audio format from Faith Comes By Hearing.

Church Directories

The Indonesian Full Gospel Fellowship has chapters in the United States and Canada.

Background Info on the Indonesian People

More than 300 languages and dialects are spoken by the 360 ethnic groups scattered through the islands of Indonesia. Bahasa Indonesia (also known as Indonesian) is the official language. Other languages include Balinese, Javanese, Malay, Sundanese.

Protestants and Catholics together make up about 15% of the population.

Christian Missionary Alliance has prepared nine profiles of the people groups of Indonesia.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship offers an online description and photos of the people of Bali, the Lampungese, the Madurese and the Sundanese.

One of the best introductions to the culture and customs of Indonesia is the 4-page Culturegram published by Brigham Young University. You can download a 4-page pdf file for $4.

Information for Churches

Perhaps you've noticed that several Indonesian families have moved into your community. Your church would like to get acquainted with them and find ways to serve your new neighbors. But how can you begin?

Begin by cultivating a loving heart, a listening ear, and the habit of prayer. Look for opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop skills for cross-cultural communication. There are lots of resources on this site, including the article "How to Start a Cross-Cultural Ministry," that can help you prepare to move forward in faith.

The Jesus Film is a great way to share the gospel in the "heart language" of your Indonesian neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Indonesian, Bali, Javanese, May and Sunda. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Indonesian Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Indonesian leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.

To order the Jesus Film, visit Jesusfilm.org. Or order by phone from Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.

God's Story is an 80-minute video which presents the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The video (and an audio version) are available in Sumatra Indonesian and Jakarta Indonesian.

ChristianAnswers.Net offers gospel coloring pages for kids in Indonesian.

The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Indonesian . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.

Learn the Language

If you want to honor your Indonesian friends, learn a few phrases in their language.

These are the most popular Indonesian language books at Amazon.com:

freedict.com publishes a free online English-Indonesian-English Dictionary.

Recommended Reading

Peace Child
by Don Richardson
Gospel Light Pubns, 1975

A Marvelous Story of the Gospel in a Cultural Setting
Lords of the Earth
by Don Richardson
Gospel Light Pubns, 1979

The gospel story of the Yali tribesmen of Irian Jaya.
Indonesian Cuisine
by Esly vandeWeerdt-Schieffelers
Pulido Publications, 1998
Lonely Planet Indonesia
Lonely Planet, 2000
Culture Shock!: Indonesia
Graphic Arts Center Pub Co, 1991
No cover photo available Incessant Drumbeat: Trial and Triumph in Irian Jaya
by Mary Beth Lagerborg
Christian Literature Crusade, 1994
Biography of TEAM missionaries Larry and Shirley Rascher

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