When Philipus Surbay went to work as a church planter in Kaimana, he was the only Seventh-day Adventist in town.
He had planned to become a police officer in one of West Papua's cities, but God had other plans for this soft-spoken man. "I had a dream," says Philipus, "and in it I was told that I should go to my home town and plant a church among my own people."
Philipus visited people in their homes to tell them about Jesus and give tem Bible studies. It was difficult, but eventually he raised up a small group of believers.
The Adventist membership continues to grow in Kaimana.
A second church building is being constructed on the opposite side of town as a result of the growth. Please pray for Philipus Surbay as he plants churches for Jesus and for the people of Indonesia as God continues to touch their hearts.
Every day, Global Mission pioneers and church planters reach out to people who have never had the opportunity to hear the Adventist message. Your donations and prayers help make their work possible. To learn more about their ministry, please visit
To see more stories of how God is touching the hearts of people in West Papua, be sure to watch this quarter’s Mission 360 DVD at youtube.com/AdventistMission.