Orthodox Mission in Manado
In Indonesia, in the state where the population is mostly moslem, father Jovan Bambang has preached for years Orthodox christianity in areas where until today it hasn't come. He himself as a convert from the moslem faith, father Jovan baptized six persons at the beginning of this month in a town of Manado, the capital of the province North Sulawasi. In all Indonesia there are three to four percent Orthodox believers. In many cases one priest serves several communions, and some communions are very small, they count less than ten believers.
Father Jovan, together with other believers who care about the Orthodox mission in East Java, plan to found in this area an Orthodox seminary, a publishing house in order to draw nearer Orthodoxy to the local people, as well as the hospital. In Manado an Orthodox kindergarten is under construction for which more than 50 kids have been applied.
Source: Pravoslavlje magazine