Workers sent to Batam ministered the word during Sabbath services, taught the children and did visitations.
We continued to reach out to other denominations. The Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya, a Pentecostal church, invited us to preach during their Sunday services. Our worker preached twice during their main Sunday services. In the first, the sermon preached was about the Sabbath. In the second, on another Sunday, the sermon preached was about Baptism.
With financial assistance from the General Assembly of Indonesia, the church moved to a permanent rented place for worship. The address is “Kintamani Blok B 10, Batam, Indonesia”. In addition to Sabbath services (held at 4.00 p.m.), they held Friday evening services and other fellowships.
We also provided welfare to the church in Batam. A believer with a chronic pain in the lower back was brought to Johor for medical treatment several times and his medical expenses were paid for by our workers. We collaborated with the church in Johor Baru which accommodated him and took good care of him. His condition improved.
In December, 29 members from Adam Road and Sembawang visited the church in Batam.