Hari sabtu, 22 Maret 2014 SGM Lifewords Indonesia menghadiri acara gathering Indonesian Care yang mengusung tema “INDONESIA 2014″ yang dihadiri oleh beberapa yayasan dan gereja. Kita bangkit bersama Indonesia dengan rasa nasionalisme dan cinta akan Indonesia untuk membangun bangsa dan negri ini dengan menolong sesama.SUNP0041

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Doa dan pelayanan bagi bangsa dan orang-orang di dalamnya adalah salah satu bentuk kita mengasihi Allah yang telah memberikan bumi dan bangsa yang besar. Bersama dengan Indonesian Care dan SGM Lifewords Indonesia termasuk beberapa yayasan dan gereja, mari kita melayani Indonesia bersama-sama supaya bangsa Indonesia menjadi bangsa yang diberkati dan memberkati di tahun 2014.

-Nia Risa / SGM Lifewords Indonesia-

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Menjangkau Ciranjang dalam Misi Mobile Mission dilalui bersama dengan team SGM Lifewords dari Inggris (Mr. Stephan B) dan Australia (Mr. Dan H), dan Indonesia sendiri (Pdt. Gunar Sahari, Nia Risa dan Mardela Ginting).new one Kendati hujan terus mengguyur tetapi semangat kami terus ada untuk menepis hujan untuk menjangkau daerah Ciranjang. Team menuju desa Seseupan, Ciranjang dengan membawa booklet, Kisah Nyata (TVS) dan Proyek Trotoar (Pavement Project). Bimbi (tempat pelatihan belajar) adalah tempat perkunjungan dan pelayanan yang dilakukan oleh mobile mission. Kami bertemu dengan anak-anak yang belajar ditempat tersebut, antusias anak-anak untuk menemui team SGM Lifewords dan bernyanyi, belajar bersama-sama menghangatkan suasana.

green bagTak hanya bertatap muka dengan anak-anak dan memberi pelatihan Kisah Nyata (The Visible Story) terhadap guru-guru disana, tetapi dalam Mobile Mission team juga melakukan Proyek Trotoar (The Pavement Project) terhadap salah seorang anak.

Mari kita terus berdoa bagi SGM Lifewords Indonesia dan juga bagi mereka yang masih butuh untuk dilayani, kiranya sinar pengharapan dari Tuhan bisa terus hidup di dalam mereka. Dan marilah kita berdoa untuk pelayanan melalui mobile mission selanjutnya untuk menjangkau seluruh jiwa diluar sana yang masih belum terjangkau.

-Nia Risa / SGM Lifewords Indonesia-

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Rayakan HUT SGM Lifewords di Indonesia!

1477474_416334765158686_1448261875_nSuasana cerah di kota Jakarta membangkitkan terus semangat orang-orang  yang menghadiri perayaan HUT SGM Lifewords ke-125 tahun di Salemba Raya, Jakarta Pusat. Perayaan HUT yang dilaksanakan pada hari sabtu, 7 desember 2013 dihadiri oleh 150 orang sesuai dengan perkiraan panitia pelaksana SGM Lifewords di Indonesia. Perayaan HUT yang begitu meriah dihadiri oleh lembaga gereja, yayasan, kaum professional, para mahasiswa dan bapak/ibu dosen, businessman, pihak SGM Lifewords International hingga anak jalanan yang pernah menjadi bagian dari pelayanan SGM Lifewords Indonesia.

Sungguh berbangga kami bisa menghadirkan anak-anak jalanan ikut ambil bagian dari perayaan HUT SGM Lifewords yang ke 125 tahun, karena mereka lah yang membuat banyak mata dan hati terpanggil untuk melayani. Tidak hanya suasana kemeriahan yang dihadirkan, tetapi suasana hangat dan potret kehidupan yang selama ini menjadi pelayanan dari SGM Lifewords baik di Indonesia, di Australia hingga di Inggris di tampilkan melalui video dan slide powerpoint bagaimana perjalanan SGM Lifewords sudah dan masih tetap melayani mereka yang “terpinggirkan” melalui buku saku/traktat (booklet), Kisah Nyata (The Visible Story), Proyek trortoar (Pavement Project) hingga Mobile Mission yang dilakukan di Indonesia.

Di SGM Lifewords Indonesia, kami mengadakan mobile mission dari mobile mission ini kami dan team bergerak untuk mendatangi dan melayani tempat-tempat yang kurang terjangkau dan bahkan terpinggirkan dari komunitasnya. Pelayanan mobile mission akan selalu bergerak untuk siapa saja dan dimana saja. Dalam event ini mobile mission diperlihatkan kepada para hadirin supaya para hadirin juga ikut tersentuh dan dapat ikut ambil bagian dalam misi ini.

Semangat untuk melayani ‘mereka’ yang masih perlu uluran tangan dari kita haruslah terus menjadi semangat kita untuk melayani Tuhan. Biarlah mereka juga merasakan kasih Tuhan melalui uluran tangan kita, mari kita lanjutkan harapan yang ada di mata ‘mereka’ untuk kita terus berani melangkah dalam melayani dan menolong ‘mereka’. Siapapun kita dan dari manapun kita berasal dan dari golongan apapun kita, marilah kita saling merangkul untuk terus memberitakan firman Tuhan dan juga ikut melayani dunia.

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Sgm lifewords Indonesia ambil bagian di Indonesian Care

Pada sabtu, 2 November 2013, SGM Lifewords Indonesia (Pak Gunar Sahari dan team) mendapat kesempatan menghadiri acara perayaan Indonesian Care yang ke-3 tahun bersama dengan yayasan lainnya dengan mengusung tema “Kolaborasikan Karya Bagi Kerajaan Allah” (Nehemia 3). Sangat bersyukur kalau SGM Lifewords bisa mendapat kesempatan menjadi bagian dari Indonesian Care yang diadakan di SAAT Ministry Center yang berlokasi di APL Tower lt.15 Central Park tersebut.

Peserta yang tergabung pada acara Indonesian Care ada 13 yayasan. Setiap yayasan melakukan pameran, dari setiap kegiatan yang mereka telah lakukan dan memperkenalkan kegiatan pelayanan mereka kepada yayasan lainnya dan juga para peserta yang berkunjung ke tiap stand pameran. Pengunjung yang mendatangi stand  ada 300 orang yang berasal dari Gereja, LSM, Pendeta, Mahasiswa (alumni), para profesional, dsb. Besar doa dan harapan kita untuk terus tetap dapat melayani dan mengkolaborasikan karya-karya kita dalam bentuk pelayanan yang kita tujukan bagi Allah. Melalui pelayanan terhadap orang lain yang memiliki keterbatasan, dan didalam keterbatasan kita, kita tetap melayani mereka karena itu sama dengan kita melayani Allah. Melayani Allah dalam wujud saudara/i kita yang berada disekeliling kita. Mari kita terus berdoa bagi seluruh pekerja di ladang Tuhan, kiranya terus terberkati.

God bless us.

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Pdt Gunar dalam Mobile Mission

BeggerPak Gunar and Pastor Dan Hardie from Australia have been going to some rural villages with a car full of Bible booklets and resources. We are on “mobile mission” with the goal of encouraging & equipping church planters and mission workers.

We are writing to encourage you that together SGM Lifewords is really making a difference! For those who have given toward our Indonesian outreach, I think you should know that you’re changing lives.

Pak Nehe and wife do a terrific work among Chinese Benteng children

Pak Nehe and his wife do a terrific work among Chinese Benteng children

We’ve just visited Pak Nehe who saw a great need among the Chinese Benteng (group of Indo-Chinese who are very poor on the outskirts of Tangerang). The kids don’t go to school & there are many problems – physically, financially and socially. Many are raised by their mother only as their fathers desert them. Pak Nehe is a Bible college graduate who we trained with The Visible Story. He saw a need and decided to start a school and outreach. They truly care for these Chinese Benteng children, helping their parents and sharing God’s love. We came to encourage him and his wife, bringing Bible resources and words of life for children and parents alike. Receiving hopeThe kids loved our booklet titles, “Who Cares about Me?” and “Why Me?”. Pictured, you can see some students reading and listening to God’s word.

This was the first stop on our mobile mission – the next is a little more confronting as we visit the Leprosy Hospital…. I’ll keep regular feeds through our FB page (“like” here).

Dan H

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Banyak hamba Tuhan membutuhkan pelatihan “Kisah Nyata”

Indo school kidsIn Jakarta last month, Ps Gunar Sahari invited a few pastors to learn about the SGM Lifewords’ booklets – but more than a few turned up! Once the word got out, the small informal meeting turned into a seminar with 30 Pastors eager for Bible resources and The Visible Story training. Many of our resources are available in the local language of Bahasa Indonesian, so the demand is great. Some of their favourite booklets were You Matter and Picking up the Pieces – such relevant titles for those working amongst the lower socio-economic groups of Indonesia.

SGM Lifewords supplied each Pastor with Bible booklets and invited them to return for a training session of The Visible Story. Many were also interested in sending children’s workers to our Pavement Project training in September.

It reminds us of Jesus’ words that “the harvest is great but the workers are few”. Our challenge in Indonesia is to have enough resources & man-hours to equip and train the many who need it!

Please consider giving toward these Bible training resources which give mission workers the chance to use The Visible Story program. Give generously so God’s Word can spread!

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Everything is free. So how did we make it to 125yrs?

125yrs of goodnessThis year, we celebrate 125 years of Bible mission work! We believe the Bible should be available to everyone, so we make all our booklets and programs available for free. So how has SGM Lifewords kept going if we give everything for free? In fact, how have we kept growing?

The answer is simple: People believe that this is a mission worth supporting – afterall, so many of us took our earliest steps of faith because of an SGM Lifewords Bible Booklet!

Over the years, there have been thousands of individuals, foundations, churches, and businesses who have donated money, print runs, resources and even volunteers so that this Bible mission could thrive. Because of that, we’ve been able to make a huge difference for people all around the world. It’s exciting to think that we’ve produced over 1 Billion Bible products; reached 30,000 children at risk; printed into 1200 different languages; and received testimonies of literally thousands who have been changed by God’s life words.

These days, we encourage Bible booklet users to “Pay It Forward”. Most people in the western world could afford to purchase their booklets, but we don’t sell them – we simply ask that people might consider continuing the cycle of generosity and pay it forward to the next person. So often, people give much more than they order. That gives us the chance to give free resources to others who cannot afford it. Therefore, no one goes without God’s life words. And it’s been that way for 125 years…

To give toward this amazing faith mission, please follow this link to donate online and make it possible for so many more to get God’s Word.

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A great celebration!

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Over 90 people were able to join us in Sydney to celebrate 125 years of SGM Lifewords ministry. It was a terrific night of sharing, eating, exhortation and celebration as we thanked God for this faith mission He has sustained… [+]

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Pastor Gunar Sahari from Indonesia in Sydney!

On Saturday, 25th May, we celebrate 125 years of SGM Lifewords’ ministry. Gunar ministers to the poorTo celebrate and highlight our work in the Asia-Pacific region, Pastor Gunar Sahari will join us!

Gunar is the Indonesian Director for SGM Lifewords and has an incredible ministry among the poor and needy of Jakarta. He gave up a well-paid, middle class church role to pursue God’s call to work with the marginalised, train Bible College students as missionaries and spread God’s Word through the ministry of SGM Lifewords. His passion for the Word is clearly seen in both his preaching and life of mission.

Gunar PreachingWe will be greatly blessed to have him join us on Saturday. Gunar will also be the guest preacher at Thrive Community Church, Caringbah on Sunday morning (26th) and then at Lugarno-Peakhurst Uniting Church on Sunday evening.

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125 year Celebration Dinner in Sydney….! 25th May, 2013

SGM Lifewords invites you to celebrate 125 years with us! It’s a significant milestone and we would love you to come and see how the Lord has used this ministry over the years to spread His Word and bring hope to literally millions.

125 Year Celebration

To book a table of 6 or RSVP personally, please fill in the form on the home page or email australia@sgmlifewords.com

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