A Prayer Request from a Summer Missionary
From a student serving in Indonesia: Tomorrow, July 15th, 4 million people will celebrate a semi-annual holiday known as Galungan. Galungan is the most important ceremony in the Balinese calendar. The Galungan festival represents the victory of dharma over adharma, or simply put, the conquest of good over evil. It celebrates the two weeks every year when all the good spirits come down to Bali. The Balinese people welcome them with prayers and offerings, and perform ceremonies for cleansing and abundance.
“I don’t know how all things work in the spiritual realm, but I do know that your prayer during this time is “powerful and effective.” Please pray that people of this island would have a chance to hear that good already triumphed over evil, once and for all, by God’s own plan through Jesus Christ. We have the opportunity to go to two such celebrations tomorrow, and most likely lots of people will be at each one. Our hope is to boldly proclaim to all there the message of hope, so pray for our fullness of the Spirit.”
Daniel McKenzie, Next Generation Pastor
Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN
Daniel reaches out to college students through small groups, retreats, and contemporary services that are geared toward young adults. Thanks Daniel for your ministry to the next generation!!