While Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the island of Nias is considered Christian, and the island residents have been receptive to the message of Christ. The first two congregations on the island were established in the early 1970’s. Today there are more than 80 congregations in the villages around the island. With 80-plus congregations to encourage, Jochebed’s Hope provides financial support to local preachers who circulate among the villages. In addition to ministry support, the local preachers share with the village residents about the opportunities for the kids at Jochebed’s Children’s Home. Several times each year, Bible seminars are hosted in Gunung Sitoli. The local preachers and village residents are invited to attend these in depth Bible study opportunities.
Not a typical village church building, this is the building in Gunung Sitoli