Paul Rattray

Model School Serves the Community : Impact East Timor
Model School Serves the Community : Impact East Timor

As part of the East Timor NPI that seeks to build indigenous, self-sustaining churches, we established a children’s school. The school is an opportunity for the church to connect with and impact the community, and it has been endorsed by the East Timorese government as being a model for best practice in early childhood education.

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Paul Rattray

The Man in White : Southeast Asia
The Man in White : Southeast Asia

“My husband and I got divorced and my life went downhill fast. I was depressed, stressed out, and constantly questioning whether or not my life was worth living. Things went from bad to worse, and eventually I tried to commit suicide by jumping into a well four meters deep and half filled with water. I was certain

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Paul Rattray

I’ve Been Set Free : Southeast Asia
I’ve Been Set Free : Southeast Asia

Here is a story from a new believer, who has come to know the freeing love of Jesus through the National Pioneer’s Initiative: “All my life I was a faithful Muslim; I followed its rules and rituals since I could remember. And then Jesus came into my life, and things changed. Before I knew it,

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Government Official Inspired by the NPI : Impact Papua
Government Official Inspired by the NPI : Impact Papua

The National Pioneers Initiative (NPI) empowers indigenous pioneers to build self-sustaining churches by raising up local successors and handing over leadership to them. In East Indonesia, we are working to impact the Papuan nation for Christ. This is what Pak Gad, an NPI Partner, recently said of the program: “As a Papuan and senior government

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Paul Rattray

Pray for Healing : Impact Sumatra NPI
Pray for Healing : Impact Sumatra NPI

Pak Gesang* is an NPI pioneer, who grew up in a powerful family that has run non-Christian religious institutions for generations. When he came to Christ, Gesang’s family expelled him, cancelled his birthright and no longer recognised him as their son. Despite these challenges, he is leading hundreds of people to Christ. He is also

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Paul Rattray

10,000+ People Hear the Gospel : Impact Sumatra
10,000+ People Hear the Gospel : Impact Sumatra

On 26 July, our first NPI pioneers gathered for Impact Sumatra. This gathering brought together more than 50 people: church partners, pioneers and NPI coordinators, along with local church leaders and business people from the northern part of Sumatra. Leaders from 15 denominations and many different walks of life came together in unity. This gathering focused

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Paul Rattray

NPI Training Impacts Nations : Impact Papua
NPI Training Impacts Nations : Impact Papua

Junior Peres is an Impact-a-Nation Manager, who leads our Impact Papua National Pioneers Initiative (NPI) in Eastern Indonesia. I talked with him recently about the NPI training he has been doing: What sort of NPI training are you doing? It is a Bible School that aims to identify and improve the skills of those who

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Paul Rattray

Rescued from Prostitution : Impact East Timor
Rescued from Prostitution : Impact East Timor

Radio Voz FM, founded through our Impact East Timor project, is the most popular non-government radio station in East Timor. Through our partnership with United Christian Broadcasters (UCB), we now have rebroadcast stations in four key districts. Last month we received nearly 8,000 listener responses. Here is a testimony from one of those listeners shared

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Paul Rattray

Finding Peace in Jesus Christ : Impact Sumatra
Finding Peace in Jesus Christ : Impact Sumatra

As a teacher in a highly religious school, I had a sense of unease about my religious routines. For more than 48 years I had faithfully followed the tenets of my religion and prayed to God that He would change my life and give me peace. Nothing happened until I met an NPI pioneer who

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