A Grocery Store to Sustain a Ministry

By Gina Goh

01/29/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)Several months after ICC provided capital for an evangelist to open a small grocery shop to support his family, his ministry is thriving with the profits of his shop.

Adam Nasuri is an evangelist who serves in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan, an area where the ethnic Dayak people live. Last year, he offended the traditionally animist Dayak local organizations by asking his fellow Dayak Christians to focus on Jesus and turn away from the animist practices in a Facebook post.

Despite his apologies, the local Dayak organizations asked him to pay a fine, or he and his family risk being kicked out from the village. Adam had to use up his saving that he had intended to use to maintain a rickshaw shop.

That was when ICC stepped in to provide a grocery shop for him so that he not only can support his family, but also use the profits to support his ministry.

In the last few months, he and his wife continue to lead kindergarten children’s learning activities, youth fellowship, and house church fellowship.

Adam said to ICC, “With a grateful heart, we want to come to the Lord and thank Him for his protection and assistance. Our services are still running normally, and regarding the [shop] business, everything is going well. Thank God that with the profits from selling goods, it helps the financial needs of our family. Even though we have felt the impact of COVID-19, we are sure that the Lord Jesus is an Immanuel God who always accompanies our ministry and our family.”

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