Hong and Esther Yang, World Missions Asia representatives, recently returned from a trip to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, and South Korea. Thousands heard the Gospel of the grace of God through preaching and teaching in these areas. Many doors were opened, and countless souls came to salvation, as well as hundreds were discipled.
In Port Moresby and Ukarumpa, the Yangs ministered to dedicated resident missionaries from 20-plus nations with Wycliffe Bible translators. They flew by aircraft to tiny missions locations to conduct crusades/revivals in remote villages where tribalism, poverty, diseases, hatred, and violence are terribly rampant—even occasional cannibalism! Dozens of natives received Jesus with tears of joy.
Great Christian revivals are taking place throughout Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation. Thirty years ago, only 3 percent were Christ’s followers, but now it is 30 percent. Many island regions now have a Christian majority.
While persecution and tension exist, the church is triumphant. One of the churches in Jakarta supports China Missions and provides five Sunday services with 16,000 people in attendance. In Sumatra, their missions team trained ministers for three days and nights—4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. They are hungry for more of God.
God moved mightily as the Yangs taught Pentecostal leadership. Praise the Lord!