Although in several parts of Indonesia, Christian churches enjoy a relative freedom and can come together in worship services, in other parts Muslim groups as well as the government are less tolerant. Voice of the Martyrs reports that a house church in East Java, Indonesia, is being pressured by local authorities and the Islamic group Wahidiyah to stop meeting in a pastor’s home.
Some of the neighbours complained about the meeting and the group moved to another house, to avoid conflict.
We can be thankful that this conflict ended without violence. In the recent past it didn’t always go this way and there is the constant threat of violence against Christian churches.
We are having contacts with Reformed churches in the province NTT, to which the islands Sumba and West Timor belong. Remember them in your prayers.