After School In Indonesia

April 05, 2022 • Indonesian


Every school morning in Central Java, Indonesia, Teresia rides with her mother on the back of the family’s motorcycle. If she’s lucky, she’ll be able to catch a similar ride from a classmate’s parent on the way home, but she usually walks. Teresia’s parents won’t be off of work for several hours, and—like many teenagers—Teresia admits that she often used this time after school poorly.

“I was always very easy for my classmates to influence,” Teresia says.

In early 2022, Teresia found a new after-school activity. As COVID-19 restrictions began to lift in Indonesia, ReFrame Ministries’ partners in Indonesia launched several new discipleship groups. While some of these groups existed before the pandemic, many had disbanded or needed to be re-established.

Although most of these groups meet in homes, a leader at Teresia’s school decided to start one for young people right at the school. In total, about 25 fellow students watch YouTube videos produced by ReFrame with Teresia.

“The videos are really useful for my personal journey with Jesus,” said Teresia.

With her small group, Teresia re-watches some of the videos and discuss the lessons with help from the group’s leader. They also discuss daily devotions for teenagers, which are also produced by ReFrame.

“Before I joined the group, I really just heard the gospel at church or during school lessons,” Teresia said. “But now I have learned how to do daily devotions, and I’ve learned how to live according to God’s will.”

Now, intead of being negatively influenced by her peers, Teresa hopes that some of her friends will accept her invitation to attend the group with her.

“Please pray for Teresia so that she continues to grow in God and can be an example in giving good influence to her peers,” added Rev. Arliyanus Larosa, ReFrame’s Indonesian Indonesian ministry leader.

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