Bishop Deddy Purba of the GKPS, a partner church of the LCANZ, has asked our church to pray for his people as COVID-19 reaches crisis levels in Indonesia. About 700 GKPS members in the Java region alone have the virus. A number of pastors of the 230,000-member church have died, including one who was buried by pastors in full PPE on 11 July. ‘Please do pray for us’, Bishop Purba said. ‘May God have mercy and bless and protect us all, and those who are suffering will recover and survive.’ In 2019 Bishop Purba spent six weeks in Australia on an LCANZ Reconciliation Ministry scholarship.

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