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Interview with Rev. Wilson Suwanto


1.      What is your burden in Indonesia?

  • Reaching young generation, equipping them to stand firm in the midst of changes and how to live as Christ’s witnesses in the midst of non-christian majority. Especially when the religion factors play a major part in the nation’s life.


2.      How did you sense God’s calling? How did you discern?

  • Every year, when I visited Indo and preach and teach there, I can sense the need and hunger. That’s how God gave me a burden and vision for Christians in Indonesia. I long to equip and strengthen them to be God’s witnesses.


3.      What challenges about ministry in Indonesia do you anticipate?

  • Rising intolerance and potential clash among religions. Potential political instability. Persecution of the churches institutionally and personally. Adjusting to a fast-changing country that is on the way to become regional economic powerhouse.


4.      What is the first thing you’ll eat when you get to Indonesia?

  • Salty fish burnt rice.


5.      What will you miss the most about the U.S.?

  • I will miss my brothers and sisters in IEC and also the food. And


6.      What is your fondest memory of your time in IEC?

  • My graduation that’s attended by some brothers and sisters. That’s memorable.


7.      Any final encouragement for IEC?

  • Jude 1:20-23
    • (20)  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, (21)  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. (22)  And have mercy on those who doubt; (23)  save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

Thank you.