The story of Christ has an open door in Indonesia

By March 21, 2005

Indonesia (MNN) — A ministry to young people is reaching Indonesia in a way never thought possible. The tsunami has allowed that to take place, says Cina Silva. She’s the Asia Region Director of Book of Hope, which tells the story of Christ in a way young people can understand.

Silva was just in Indonesia with a ministry team where they’re ministering to refugees. “They were invited to help in the areas of grief counseling as well as just bring some light and some joy in their lives (doing puppets and drama and songs), but the best part is being able to place in their hands the Book of Hope to bring a message of hope in a very dark situation.”

These books aren’t just reaching children, says Silva. “We’ve found the a Book of Hope will go to a child and then be passed about by family members and within a neighborhood maybe six or eight times at least.” And, many people are turning to Christ as the read it.

Silva says the tsunami has opened incredible evangelistic doors. “We have some areas where we were not able to go (that were affected by the tsunami) where Book of Hope could not be previously. (Now), in the last two months (we) have been able to give out over 300,000 copies of the Book of Hope.”

This opportunity wasn’t in the budget for the year. $10 provides a Book of Hope to 30 children. Your support is needed to help them give hope to the hopeless.

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