Music draws crowds and softens hearts to the Gospel.
In Gift of Hope Christmas & 2009, WorldShare ran a project to provide traditional instruments, including gamelan angklung (pictured left), for use in church outreach among Indonesia's Sundanese peoples.
Our sister organisation, Partners International, has run similar musical instrument projects through their equivalent 'Harvest of Hope' scheme, working through the Indonesian Church Growth Network.
Surdi, a contact from this ministry, says:-
"We would like to express our sincere appreciation for providing musical instruments for our ministry. The financial gift you sent enabled us to purchase several sets of instruments. We have already had several opportunities to make use of these instruments at various events, some for public audiences and some for church audiences.
"We recently performed at a wedding for a Christian family. Among the wedding guests were numerous non-believing relatives and neighbours. We were able to present the gospel message clearly through the worship songs accompanied by the instruments.
"It is our prayer that those who heard these songs will continue to meditate upon the salvation truth they were exposed to. We believe the Holy Spirit will perform this work in their hearts."