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 (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.
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 (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.
$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.
Trip & team