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Indonesia: Dewi

Indonesian children in school

Dewi is an Indonesian girl who was born into a Muslim family. In junior high, she began to attend an Islamic school and stayed in the school’s dormitory. (Islam is the religion of Muslims.)

Early one school year, Dewi had some problems getting along with the girls in her dorm. She went home to her parents’ house, hoping to get some peace and quiet. But her parents argued and quarreled all the time, so Dewi had no peace at school or at home.

One day, Dewi’s parents started a big argument. She went to her bedroom and put on headphones to listen to the radio through her cell phone. She wanted to drown out her parents’ voices. The radio got stuck on one channel. Dewi tried to change it, but it would not change. The channel was a Christian channel!

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Indonesia: Mean Dad Becomes Wise and Gentle


Aldi is a 9-year-old boy in Indonesia. He lives with his mother and father, Dedi and Mimin, and his older brother and sister.

Aldi and his family used to be Muslims, but they weren’t always happy. Dedi was known for being rough, tough, and rude. He and Mimin argued often.

Then Dedi learned how Christ can save people from sin. He and his family decided to follow Jesus!

In some ways, their lives became easier. Other believers taught Dedi and Mimin about Christian family life, and they stopped arguing all the time. “My Muslim faith did not guarantee that we will have peace, but in Jesus, it is different,” Dedi said.

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Ten Bold Believers Stories from 2009

Top Ten

The following stories are about kids and families who bravely continue to serve God in the face of difficulties and danger. Please pray for them and for others around the world who face similar struggles.

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Indonesia: The Man in the White Hat


Radical Muslims caused trouble for a woman named Huta Julu and her church in Indonesia many times.

One night the Muslims nailed boards over the windows and doors so no one could get into the church. So the congregation worshiped in front of the church. Then the Muslims poured mud in front of the church and made it hard to walk there.

Huta Julu said, “We moved into the street to worship and praise God. A Muslim mob brought knives to scare us. We were singing, ‘In the name of Jesus, we have the victory.’ As we sang, many in the mob backed up and tripped, and some fell down….Nothing can separate us from the love of God.”

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Indonesia: “I Will Keep Loving Jesus Forever”


Merpati is a high school student in the Muslim country of Indonesia. Muslims worship Allah, who they believe is the creator of the world. They do not believe salvation from sin is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. It is against the Indonesian government’s rules to lead a non-Christian to Christ.

One thousand students go to Merpati’s school, but only three of them are Christians. Merpati is one of the three. Her family is Muslim. Here is her story. (The story below is translated, paraphrased, and edited from original testimonies. Merpati’s name has been changed to protect her identity.)

“After I became a Christian, I dared to bring my Bible to school. All my friends, my Muslim friends, are curious about the Book. They also want to read the Bible, so I let them.

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