ABOUT THE MISSION:
The seeds of the KOI - Kids of Indonesia ministry began back in 1968 when Steve Cate first took his family to Indonesia. Steve selected Medan as his original field of operations. A congregation was soon started in Medan and with the help of other missionaries who began arriving, other congregations were started in cities and villages in the North Sumatra province. In 1971, Steve was asked to move to Jakarta and continue the work of others who had since returned to the United States. In 1974, Steve accompanied a Christian in North Sumatra on a visit to the island of Nias. Two congregations were started as a result of this visit and other missionaries have helped the work on the island to continue to grow and prosper.
KOI has two main focuses around children. The first and primary focus is Connor's house - a home for children - and enlarged with the purchase of a neighboring house that we call KOI House. These two houses, led by Daniel and Naomi Setiabudi, are used to permanently feed, clothe, shelter, and educate 10 children currently. Children raised at Connor's House are raised in a Christian home with the purpose of releasing them into this Muslim nation with a strong faith in Christ. As additional funds become available, more unwanted children will be added. The second focus was born out of Steve's heart for "garbage children". These children live in communities that exist round Jakarta landfills where they survive by scavenging through the trash finding not only food, but things that they can sell for a meager income. KOI provides 20 nourishing meals per day to children in these communities.
Daniel and Naomi Setiabudi are residents of Jakarta/Bekasi, Indonesia. Daniel is the radio speaker, preacher, teacher of Bible in both English and Indonesian, and founder of a congregation of over 40 brethren that meet in Bekasi. Daniel was baptized in 1998 after studying the World Bible School Correspondence course.
All of us associated with this work invite you to become partners with us in spreading the gospel, and in feeding, clothing, sheltering, and educating the abandoned, neglected, and unwanted kids of Indonesia. For more information, visit www.koi-kidsofindonesia.org.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
- Pray for financial provision as more children are brought to Connor's House every month
- Pray for protection from those that are violently opposed to the mission of Connor's House, and the work in Indonesia
- Pray for the health and energy of Daniel and Naomi - follow this link for more information
- Pray for wisdom to provide work and community for adults that come to Christ and lose their job and family ties as a result
Eric Cate | email@example.com