Former missionary Larry Tankersley of the National Council of Churches gives readers an overview of the changes in Indonesia since the turbulent 1960s when he and his wife first traveled there as missionaries. They returned in the 1990s to observe many changes over the last 30 years.
A Christian chapel built on a hill on the island of Sumatra. In a country that is 87 percent Muslim, North Sumatra has a large concentration of Christians.
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