Police arrive to shut down the church.
Police arrive to shut down the church.
Sep 26, 2019 • Indonesia

Another Church Closed


After Muslims in Sari Agung hamlet objected to a Pentecostal Church in Indonesia that was meeting in a neighborhood home, local officials agreed to close the church. As about 40 Christians worshiped under a blue tarp on Sunday, Aug. 25, police arrived to halt the service and inform the believers that they had to stop worshiping there. The congregation objected vehemently but was forced to comply. Although Indonesian law guarantees religious freedom, the establishment of a church must be approved by 60 percent of nearby neighbors. Pray that the congregation will find a solution that allows them to meet while maintaining peace with neighbors.

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