Ekballo Field Report November 2018

Ekballo Field Report November 2018

Location: Aceh, North and West Sumatra, Riau

Page Used: facebook.com/healing4thenations

Media Used: Comic Strip: “Apakah Anda Seorang yang Baik?” (English: Are you a good person?)

November’18 Stats:

In this campaign, we targeted the same areas: Aceh, North & West Sumatera and the archipelago of Riau. Aceh is the province that is located at the tips of the Sumatera island and the only province in Indonesia that fully enforces Islamic law; while North Sumatera has a high percentage of the Bataknese race who are Christian as a majority. In contrast, Padang city, the capital of West Sumatera, is notoriously oppressive of Christians.

Nevertheless, we are excited because we are using contextualized gospel content in the national language. People are getting the gospel in their native tongue with stories and concepts that are familiar to their own culture! We believe that God will keep working in their hearts though these digital campaigns.

 

Check out the results of this most recent campaign:

Reached: 196,599 [Total Individuals Reached]

This category is the total number of individuals who saw the content at least once. ‘Reached’ is different from impressions, which may include multiple views of the content by the same people.

Considered: 72,101 [People taking Action]

Those who considered the message that we put in front of them. This includes the number of individuals that have either watched at least 3 seconds of the video or clicked on something as a result of our Facebook content, such as liking the post, liking a page, visiting an external website attached to the ad, enlarging the ad, etc.

Strongly Engaged: 32,377 [25% Video Engagement]

No mystery here – the individuals who ‘strongly engaged’ watched at least 25% of the video content. These viewers most likely browsed through the comments section, where they could have seen gospel-centered dialogue.

Fully Engaged: 6,984 [95%+ Video Engagement]

These individuals watched 95% of the message, most likely browsed through the comments section and saw gospel truth. They hear the full-gospel message from start to finish! This is quite amazing, considering this is 8 comic strips long (estimating a 3-4 minute read-through to read end to end). A few people may have also engaged in one-on-one messenger conversations with us, and initiated dialogue or asked questions in the comments section.

BUDGET: $100.00

$100.00 / 6,984 Fully Engaged Youth = $0.014 (that’s 1 cents!) per soul to hear the Gospel message!

Indonesia 2nd CAMPAIGN RESULTS of the 2nd cycle: 6,984 youth heard the full gospel (fully engaged).

Now, It’s Your Turn

Friends, the harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. Please pray with us that the Lord of the Harvest would ekballo laborers into His harvest field.

And maybe even consider if God is calling YOU to internet missions…

Our why is simple: May the Lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering.

Our excitement is contagious: “This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be Proclaimed in the whole earth, as a witness to all nations, then the End will come.” -Matt 24:14

Our arms are open: Ekballo University was established to effectively train Christians to share the Gospel through social media to the least reached parts of the world.

So come help us make the Good News known to all peoples, email us today! Email trip@ekballouniversity.com to learn more.

 

Thank you!

Trip & team

Ekballo Field Report October 2018

Ekballo Field Report October 2018

Location: Aceh, North and West Sumatra, Riau

Page Used: facebook.com/healing4thenations

Media Used: “Kisah” (English: The Story)

 

October 2018 Stats:

It has been a fruitful cycle of campaigns over the last 12 months in Indonesia. We have reached almost 2 million unique individuals during these campaigns (1,955,461 individuals to be exact). We praise God’s what what He is doing! And we continue to declare “the unreached shall be reached!” and Matthew 24:14 shall be fulfilled.

.We have decided to move forward this year with a fresh cycle, to start over from the most western part of this country. We will start from Sumatera island and aim to spread the Good News in Aceh, North & West Sumatera and the archipelago of Riau.

We are excited because we’re using contextualized gospel videos, voiced with the national language. People are getting the gospel in their hands (smart phones) in their heart language, with stories and concepts that are familiar to their own culture. Thus, we believe that God will keep working in peoples hearts though these digital campaigns.

Check out the results from this most recent campaign below:

 

Reached: 165,629 [Total Individuals Reached]

This category is the total number of individuals who saw our gospel video at least once. ‘Reached’ is different from impressions, which may include multiple impressions of the video by the same person.

Considered: 30,098 [People taking Action]

Those who considered the message that we put in front of them. This includes the number of individuals that have either watched at least 3 seconds of the video or clicked on something as a result of our Facebook ad, such as liking the post, liking a page, visiting an external website attached to the content, etc.

Strongly Engaged: 3,518 [25% Video Engagement]

No mystery here – these are the individuals who ‘strongly engaged’ watched at least 25% of the video content. These viewers may have browsed through the comments section, where they could have seen gospel-centered dialogue.

Fully Engaged: 939 [95%+ Video Engagement]

These individuals watched 95% of the message, most likely browsed through the comments section and saw gospel truth. They heard the full-gospel message from start to finish! This is quite amazing, considering that this video is almost 6 minutes length! A few of them may have also engaged in one-on-one messenger conversations with us, and initiated dialogue or asked questions in the comments section.

BUDGET: $100.00

$100.00 / 939 Fully Engaged Youth = $0.11 (that’s 11 cents!) per soul to hear this Gospel Testimony!

Indonesia 1st CAMPAIGN RESULTS of the 2nd cycle: 939 youth heard the full gospel (fully engaged).

 

Now, It’s Your Turn

Friends, the harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. Please pray with us that the Lord of the Harvest would ekballo laborers into His harvest field.

And maybe even consider if God is calling YOU to internet missions…

Our why is simple: May the Lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering.

Our excitement is contagious: “This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be Proclaimed in the whole earth, as a witness to all nations, then the End will come.” -Matt 24:14

Our arms are open: Ekballo University was established to effectively train Christians to share the Gospel through social media to the least reached parts of the world.

So come help us make the Good News known to all peoples, email us today! Email trip@ekballouniversity.com to learn more.

Thank you!

Trip & team

Ekballo September Report 2018

Ekballo September Report 2018

Location: Jabodetabek

Page Used: Pemulihan Luka Batin (https://www.facebook.com/sembuholehbilur)

Media Used: Blog with Facebook Note “Terjebak dalam Pornografi” (Trapped in the Pornography)

 

September 2018 Stats:

Starting a new cycle of spreading gospel in Indonesia, we want to try a new approach where we can produce more 1-on-1 conversation through Facebook’s messenger. While we think that the previous method was very engaging statistically, but there was lack of personal conversation where we can really talk about gospel from heart to heart. Most of the cases, people were just commenting in the comment section and people started to debate and fight on their own opinions.

Therefore, we come up with the idea of creating a new page called “Pemulihan Luka Batin” which is fully dedicated to the gospel sharing in Indonesia. We try to reach the people through the thematic issues that the Indonesian people usually faced. For instance, the contextual issues which often faced by Indonesian are the issues of pornography, sexual abuse, domestic violence, LGBT, suicidal thoughts, and academic failure. In each of the topic, there will be a written testimony (real case) related to the issue, so that the reader can relate personally to it.

For the month of September, we started with the topic of pornography. One brother shared his testimony about how he is actually struggling with this sin and how he tries his best to get out from this sin. From the topic of sin, then we brought the discussion to the “death” as the consequence of sin, to the redemption of the Cross, and how to live accordingly afterward.

 

Check out the results from this most recent campaign below:

Reached: 48,624 [Total Individuals Reached]

This category is the total number of individuals who saw the ad at least once. ‘Reached’ is different from impressions, which may include multiple views of the ad by the same people.

Fully Engaged: 71 Reads of the Testimony

These people who actually click on the link and read on our testimony in the note section of the Facebook page.

Results: 45 Messaging Conversation Started

These individuals are engaged in one-on-one messenger conversations with us, and initiated dialogue or asked questions in messenger, asking and consulting with us about their problems.

BUDGET: $69.19

$69.19 / 45 Messaging Conversation Started = $1.54 per soul to hear this Gospel Testimony and have one-on-one conversation with us.

Stories from the Field

Most of the people who take this opportunity and talk to us directly through messenger are people who suffer from porn addiction. Some of them are also LGBT and they also have suicidal thoughts. During the week of the campaign, we sought to build genuine conversations to help them solve their problem. Meanwhile, we try to direct the conversation to the meaning of sin, death as a consequence, and salvation through the work of the Cross.

We pray that when the gospel is spoken to them, they will open their hearts to the Truth and the Holy Spirit will work and transform their lives.

 

Now, It’s Your Turn

Now, we turn to you, brothers and sisters: Do you have experience in cross-cultural conversations? Do you have cross-cultural language skills? Are you interested in responding to gospel-centered conversations to another country? Do you have any advice for us!?

We welcome additional voices into these conversations! Help us take Ekballo University internet missions to a new level, and send us your input today! Email Trip@Ekballouniversity.com.

Thank you!

Trip & team

Ekballo August Report 2018

Ekballo August Report 2018

Location: Bali Island

Page Used: facebook.com/healing4thenations

Media Used: “Kisah” (English: The Story)

August ’18 Stats:

In this month, we continued to take the gospel to Indonesia, a predominately Muslim country. However, this month we were focusing our campaign in the Hindu-concentrated part of the country and the only island in Indonesia, Bali Island. Last month, we spread the gospel in Maluku, West Papua and Papua. 

This was a unique campaign compared to our previous campaigns. Bali is an island that is packed with Hindu worship altars and temples, across the whole island. Most of the Balinese are polytheist, worshiping multiple gods. Therefore, we were back using the video called “Kisah”. It has been an exciting country to engage because we are using contextual resources translated into the local language. People are getting the gospel in their heart language, with stories and concepts that are familiar to their own culture! The following is the brief demographic explanation of the targeted region.

Bali

Tana Lot, Bali

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia with the biggest Hindu population. Unlike most of Muslim-majority Indonesia, about 83.5% of Bali’s population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed as a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighboring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital, Denpasar, is located in the southern part of the island.

With a population of 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and 4,225,000 as of January 2014, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 83.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism, followed by 13.4% Muslim, Christianity at 2.5% and Buddhism 0.5% (Wikipedia, 2018). Meanwhile, it is estimated that there are an estimated 30,000 expatriates living in Bali.

 

Check out the results from this most recent campaign below:


Reached: 75,344 [Total Individuals Reached]

This category is the total number of individuals who saw the ad at least once. ‘Reached’ is different from impressions, which may include multiple views of the ad by the same people.

Considered: 19,776 [People taking action]

Those who considered the message that we put in front of them. This includes the number of individuals that have either watched at least 3 seconds of the video or clicked on something as a result of our Facebook ad, such as liking the post, liking a page, visiting an external website attached to the ad, enlarging the ad, etc.

Strongly Engaged: 1,655 [25% Video Engagement]

No mystery here – the individuals who ‘strongly engaged’ watched at least 25% of the video content. These viewers most likely browsed through the comments section, where they could have seen gospel-centered dialogue.

Fully Engaged: 544 [95%+ Video Engagement]

These individuals watched 95% of the message, most likely browsed through the comments section and saw gospel truth. They hear the full-gospel message from start to finish! This is quite amazing, considering that this video is almost 6 minutes length! A few of them may have also engaged in one-on-one messenger conversations with us, and initiated dialogue or asked questions in the comments section.

BUDGET: $100.00

$100.00 / 544 Fully Engaged Youth = $0.18 (that’s 18 cents!) per soul to hear this Gospel Testimony!

Indonesia 11th CAMPAIGN RESULTS: 544 youth heard the full gospel (fully engaged).

Stories from the Field

Bali is a unique island, which different from the rest of the province in Indonesia. Instead of dominated by muslims, this island is populated with Hindu religion and cultures. With 83.5 Balinese Hindu, people on the island are actually polytheistic believers. They often make offerings to local gods, goddesses, and spirits, which reflected on the small temples and altars in every corner of the cities.

Current Condition in the Field: Spreading the awareness of Gospel

In this campaign, there is less comments in the comment section, compared with the campaigns that spread at the Muslim majority areas. Perhaps, this is the different between the Muslim and non-Muslim province, where there were more questions and discussion in the comment section. In Bali, people are more peaceful and less confrontative. Therefore, we got less interaction with the people in Bali.

However, we believe that the seed of the Good News is not in vain. People, who watched our content aware of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pray for scale, that seed of truth may spread, and we pray that Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, may overcome the lies that lay hold on people’s hearts and minds, especially people in Bali.

Now, It’s Your Turn

Now, we turn to you, brothers and sisters: Do you have experience in cross-cultural conversations? Do you have cross-cultural language skills? Are you interested in responding to gospel-centered conversations to another country? 

We welcome additional voices into these conversations! Help us take Ekballo University internet missions to a new level, and send us your input today! Email Trip@Ekballouniversity.com.

Thank you!

Trip & team

Ekballo July Report 2018

Ekballo July Report 2018

Location: Maluku, West Papua and Papua

Page Used: facebook.com/healing4thenations

Media Used: “Apakah Anda Seorang yang Baik?” (Comic Strip)

July ’18 Stats:

June’s campaign to Surabaya and East Java was a more directed campaign, given the recent bombings in those areas. However, this month we returned to our normal campaign strategy and focused on the last areas in our Indonesian series; Maluku, West Papua, and Papua. Like previous months we use resources that are translated into Indonesian. People now are receiving the gospel in their own language making it more applicable to them.

Maluku

Maluku

Maluku (English: Moluccas) is a province of Indonesia that consists of the central and southern regions of the Maluku Islands. The main city and capital of Maluku province is Ambon as well as the small Ambon Islands that surround it. According to Data Sensus Penduduk 2010 – Badan Pusat Statistik Republik Indonesia (Central Bureau of Statistics: Census 2010), 50.61% are Muslim, 41.40% are Christian, and 7.99% are other various religions.

Papua

People of Papua

Papua is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, comprising most of Western New Guinea. Papua is bordered by the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, and by West Papua province to the west. Since 2002, Papua province has special autonomy status, meaning that it has a special government for that region. The capital of Papua is Jayapura. It was formerly called Irian Jaya (and earlier West Irian or Irian Barat) and comprised all of Indonesian New Guinea. In 2002 the current name was adopted and in 2003 West Papua province was created from western parts of Papua province.

According to the 2010 census, 83.15 percent of the Papuans identified themselves as Christian with 65.48 percent being Protestant and 17.67 percent being Roman Catholic. Only a small 15.88 percent of the population identified as being Muslim and less than 1 percent were Buddhist or Hindu. There is also substantial practice of animism, the traditional religion for many Papuans. Animism is the blending of animistic beliefs with other religions such as Christianity. However, lately, the Muslim missionaries are very active to travel to Papua and convert many Christian village into Islam.

West Papua (Papua Barat)

West Papua

West Papua (here understood as a province of Indonesia) was created from the western portion of Papua in February 2003, initially under the name of West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat). According to Central Organization of Census, the demographic of West Papua the highest ranking religion is Islam at 58.40 percent. 

Check out the results from this most recent campaign below:

Reached: 94,256 [Total Individuals Reached]

This category is the total number of individuals who saw the ad at least once. ‘Reached’ is different from impressions, which may include multiple views of the ad by the same people.

Considered: 18,888 [People taking Action]

Those who considered the message that we put in front of them. This includes the number of individuals that have either watched at least 3 seconds of the video or clicked on something as a result of our Facebook ad, such as liking the post, liking a page, visiting an external website attached to the ad, enlarging the ad, etc.

Strongly Engaged: 10,178 [25% Video Engagement]

No mystery here – the individuals who ‘strongly engaged’ watched at least 25% of the video content. These viewers most likely browsed through the comments section, where they could have seen gospel-centered dialogue.

Fully Engaged: 2,659 [95%+ Video Engagement]

These individuals watched 95% of the message, most likely browsed through the comments section and saw gospel truth. They hear the full-gospel message from start to finish! A few of them may have also engaged in one-on-one messenger conversations with us, and initiated dialogue or asked questions in the comments section.

BUDGET: $100.00

$100.00 / 2,659 Fully Engaged Youth = $0.037 (that’s 3 cents!) per soul to hear this Gospel Testimony!

Indonesia 10th CAMPAIGN RESULTS: 2,659 youth heard the full gospel (fully engaged).

Stories from the Field

In this campaign, we used a difference content than previously used. Instead of using the 4 minute video from other months, we created a slide show of comic strips about the gospel and how our efforts are not enough to give us salvation.

The discussions were still revolved around the topic of the birth of Jesus (God won’t give birth to another God), and the limitation of muslims to digest the unfailing love of God and His amazing grace.

Current Condition in the Field: Spreading the awareness of Gospel

We are realize that we are on the stage of building an awareness among Muslim youth in Indonesia, specifically in our targeted regions every month. By spreading the seeds of God’s word, we are trying to expose as many as possible who have never heard the Gospel before. We hope that the initial exposure of Gospel will open a chance of personal experience and engagement to Jesus Christ, and finally lead to repentance.

We pray for scale, that seed of truth may spread, and we pray that Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, may overcome the lies that lay hold on people’s hearts and minds, in Maluku, Papua, and West Papua.

Now, It’s Your Turn

Now, we turn to you, brothers and sisters: Do you have experience in cross-cultural conversations? Do you have cross-cultural language skills? Are you interested in responding to gospel-centered conversations to another country? Do you have any advice for us?

We welcome additional voices into these conversations! Help us take Ekballo University internet missions to a new level, and send us your input today! Email Trip@Ekballouniversity.com.

Thank you!

Trip & team