Wow! I have never read anything like this. This person was incarcerated for 60 days, and she read the Bible and prayed and the guards were flabbergasted at the way she just read and prayed. And then when she got out, she told how she is looking forward to church planting elsewhere. Jail didn’t discourage her. This is a lesson to be learned.

Rivers of Hope

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Ribur was beaten and locked in jail for 60 days because she talked about Jesus. (Niel)

Ribur was beaten and locked in jail for 60 days because she talked about Jesus.

Ribur grew up in a Christian family in Indonesia, and during high school she became interested in mission work. After studying for five years in a Bible school, she joined a community-development group that was teaching agricultural methods to villagers in Aceh, located in the far north of Indonesia’s most western island, Sumatra. Teaching agricultural methods, such as organic farming and livestock breeding, gave the team an opportunity to hear about people’s lives and share their Christian faith if asked.

Ribur soon started a small Bible study in a nearby village, meeting weekly with a family of believers and reaching out to the Muslim community as well. She and a friend from the development group,

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I am a writer, and a blogger, and I teach creative writing at my library. I also teach on line, and I have had international students take my class.
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