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Doing Good When It’s Needed Most - Outreach Programs of All Saints Anglican Church

COMMUNITY | 1 October 2021

All Saints Church is an Anglican (Protestant) church located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 1819, they have served a primarily English-speaking congregation for over 200 years and welcome all denominations (or none) to join them in worship. All Saints’ celebrated its 202nd year anniversary since it's founding in 1819, and is the oldest English-speaking institution in Indonesia. First as a base for the London Missionary Society's mission to China, then as a colonial chaplaincy and for the last fifty years as an international church, All Saints has both witnessed and participated in Indonesia's colourful and turbulent history.

The church’s Outreach Program supports about 23 projects across the country, including children’s homes, old people’s homes, scholarships for students and rehabilitation of the disabled. The aim of their Outreach Ministry is to share the love of Jesus in Indonesia. Here are some of the programs being supported at this time which is critical to survival of most of these groups.

1. MAHANAIM

A children’s orphanage in Bali, Mahanaim has dormitories and other amenities for the inmates. The students also attend regular school. The orphanage has a small brick-making unit, a vegetable garden and a piggery/pig farm.

2. PONDOK TARUNA

A  Christian orphanage where over 100 children whose families are unable or unwilling to support them are raised, provided schooling opportunities and taught the Christian Faith. A very active music program is the hallmark of this orphanage. 

3. SULUH INSAN LESTARI

SIL volunteers trained in linguistics live in the local community to research unwritten languages and develop an alphabet system, develop dictionaries and grammar too. Once the volunteers have a good knowledge of the language, they are able to hold   literacy classes and produce books on topics such as disease prevention, economic development and  portions of Scripture. 

4. YAYASAN MISI MASYARAKAT

The purpose of the YMMP ministry is to reach out and disciple ethnic groups in Indonesia. YMMP is currently serving a number of tribes in remote areas with a focus on Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. YMMP partners with institutions and churches both from within the country and abroad to achieve its goals. 

5. SCHOLARSHIPS

A major purpose of All Saints’ Anglican Church is to support local believers in reaching out with Christ’s love for all. They accomplish that by assisting in developing skilled, educated Church leaders and theological teachers through the scholarship programme for theology students. 

6. PERKANTAS

Ministering to high school and university students and graduates across Indonesia, the goal of Perkantas is to help those students and graduates who prepare for leadership in their respective church communities and nation through support groups, seminars, and monthly publications.

7. KDM

KDM began in 1972 as a ministry to reach out to marginalized and street children and give them an opportunity for a better future. KDM provides a safe and caring environment, with an alternative education approach to enable them to become skilled, confident, and independent young adults.  Right now, there are 80 children with 45 inmates and 35 children from the neighbourhood

8. HANNA HOUSE

Hanna House is a residential home for elderly women and men under the supervision of Ibu Riesta Latumahina and a dedicated Board. They provide a cheerful, immaculate, and loving environment for the residents. A section of the house includes a large room for Sunday worship and new accommodation that enables Hanna House to accept male residents. Hanna House accepts people of all faiths. 

9. RAWINALA

Rawinala is a residential home and MDVI institution for Multiple Disorders and Vision Impaired children and adults. Adults over 25 years live in a dormitory close by. . The children come from all over Indonesia and are most often from low-income families. Since no fees are charged, Rawinala looks to churches and social welfare organizations for its support

10. YAKKUM

A Christian organization assisting disabled children from poor income families in Java to become independent, work and earn money. Based in Yogyakarta, YAKKUM provides assistance with hospitalization and corrective surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counseling. Vocational training is provided at the centre, as well as a workshop which produces artificial limbs, braces and orthopedic footwear. YAKKUM provides education for children with cerebral palsy and also assists students to meet schooling expenses at National schools. 

11. TELL A VILLAGE

Pelita Desa (Tel-a-village) produces Christian TV programs including talk shows, quizzes, children’s programs etc, all with a Christian message. These are then broadcast on cable TV. One of their popular children’s programs is Rajawali Cilik, which is now broadcast on Pijar TV. The format is appealing to the villagers and enables them to listen to the Gospel while also sharing Bible stories with  children. They transmit the program through satellite by placing units of cable TV and decoders to cover Biak districts and also other existing Christian communities in rural areas. 

12. BINA KASIH

Bina Kasih is an Indonesian Christian publishing company, distributing high- quality, editorials and translation works throughout Indonesia. Products are available for all ages, new and mature Christian. Books available include, children’s books, Christian references and documentary books. The well-known New Bible Dictionary and Commentary is produced by Bina Kasih. Illustrations and graphic design are of high quality. 

 

13. SAYA SUKA MEMBACA

Saya Suka Membaca (SSM) is a specially developed program geared towards equipping poor children to read and develop a love for reading. It is a 2 year program taught to children who would otherwise be unable to afford kindergarten (TK), such as children living along the railway tracks, garbage dump areas and isolated communities. 

 

14. GERHATI

A non-profit Christian Organisation under the Indonesian Anglican Church (GAI), which engages in the empowerment of low-income communities in the poor areas around Jakarta through a Micro Enterprise Development (MED) Program. This MED program combines 3 types of activities: financial, social, and skill & knowledge. The aim of this program is to create transformation of life. 

If you are interested to donate or to help any or all of these groups in any way the details of the bank accounts and the people in charge are

OUTREACH DEPOSITS: CIMB NIAGA - Graha NIAGA Sudirman Branch

Account Name:  All Saints Anglican Church Jakarta Account number:

(IDR) 800 16169 2900 & (USD) 800 1616 36740   Swift Code: BNIAIDJ

For further information please contact :

Myrna Laksman-Huntley Outreach Chairperson [email protected]

Meera Joseph Outreach Vice Chairperson [email protected]