Class of 2018: Joe Ginting

ARI Nickname: Joe Indonesia Gereja Batak Karo Protestan, GBKP Pastor “In fact at this moment we do not need competition, but how we can work together. Work together to produce the better life, by working together will certainly ease the burden of easing the cost that we should bear alone, and by working together we learn more what we didn’t know.” In the Indonesian heartland of Kabupaten, the duties of a pastor don’t end after the Sunday service benediction. Joe Ginting knows this well, as his work schedule demands he make daily efforts to help improve the lives of the Karo people of Sukajulu. Since Sukajulu is a rural village … Read more…

Class of 2018: Chlaodhius Budhianto

ARI Nickname: Chlaodhius Indonesia Christian Church from Northern Central Java (GKJTU) Pastor “I know that many of my church members are poor farmers. Because of this, I not only nurture their spiritual life, but I also work to empower economically.  Organic farming is the solution to my people sustainable economic growth.” As the pastor of a small farming village in rural Indonesia, Chlaodihus has seen first-hand that spiritual words alone are not enough to alleviate the struggles of those who live in poverty. As such, he has taken it upon himself to realize the Christian creed of ‘preferential treatment for the poor’ by actively working to improve the economic situation … Read more…

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