Open Doors, 11 October 2018
As our workers walked through a village in Indonesia, surrounded by the rubble and destruction left behind by the recent earthquake, they could hear voices singing ‘Hallelujah’. Coming round the corner they found a group of believers, under a tent, singing their praises to God.
It’s incredible to see the faith of our brothers and sisters in Indonesia, even in the most difficult circumstances. The toll of dead and missing following the earthquake and tsunami now approaches 5,000, and thousands more are homeless.
On top of that, Christians are facing discrimination because of their faith as aid is distributed.
One of the Open Doors workers shared that, when military tents and other relief aid were sent to the Muslim victims of Petobo, only a small amount of instant noodles were given to the Christians of a neighbouring village. The worker says that such discrimination is widespread.
And yet, our brothers and sisters still choose to sing ‘Hallelujah’.