Working Through the Local Church
Compassion believes that God’s purposes on Earth are accomplished through the church – including His purpose of bringing justice and mercy to the world’s poor and oppressed. That’s why in East Indonesia, as in every country where Compassion’s ministry is found, our program is carried out through local churches.
Our partner churches in East Indonesia are on the front lines, reaching into their communities to serve impoverished children and families. After all, who better than the local church understands the real needs of the people in its community?
It is our privilege and blessing to work alongside these committed partner churches in East Indonesia, encouraging, empowering and equipping them to meet children’s needs, in Jesus’ name.
How Compassion Works in East Indonesia
Compassion’s work in East Indonesia began in 2005. Currently, more than 38,400 participate in 185 child development centers in eastern Indonesia.
Compassion partners with local churches, helping them provide East Indonesia’s children with a long-term program of physical, educational, social and spiritual development. Through this partnership between Compassion and local churches, children in need have the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all that God has created them to be.
The Role of a Partnership Facilitator
Partnership Facilitators are an important link between Compassion and the individual church partners that implement our program. In East Indonesia, each Partnership Facilitator oversees several local churches that operate Compassion-assisted child development centers.
Partnership Facilitators play a critical role in empowering local church partners to be the best they can be at meeting the needs of their communities’ children. Indonesians themselves, they understand the local reality of the churches they serve and are best able to represent the churches’ needs and challenges to the national Compassion office.
East Indonesia’s Partnership Facilitators are a team of workers selflessly dedicated to their demanding jobs. And they have a passion for seeing their country’s children in need released from poverty.