Indonesia (MNN/CBI) — The Gospel is spreading like wildfire in Oceania.
In 2009, Crossroad Bible Institute founded a satellite campus in Singapore. Last year, they expanded into Cambodia, and now they're reaching Bali, Indonesia.
Paul Tan, director of CBI Singapore, is coordinating the effort with several churches in Bali. He traveled with two local pastors and their ministry teams to the prisons in Denpasar, Tanbana, and Gianyar, where he shared about the CBI Bible study program.
Tan has also identified a local pastor to act as the coordinator for the CBI program in Bali. The new coordinator is active in prison ministry and outreach in the community and is already training new Instructors. These Instructors stand ready to provide personal guidance and mentoring to the students who enroll in the Bible study program.
Local leadership lies at the heart of CBI’s international ministry philosophy and is a major factor in the organization’s strong international presence. CBI believes that local pastors and churches are best equipped to work within the culture to meet the region’s specific needs.
To that end, CBI provides local directors with guidance and materials, but each satellite campus cultivates its own support, staff and Instructors. This means that each prison ministry truly belongs to the local churches that support it.
Pray for strength for the leaders of this new program. Pray that God will bring His life-changing Word to prisoners through the leaders.