The next chapter of local leadership in Indonesia
Since 2014, Kingdom Workers has partnered with many local community members and volunteers in Indonesia. Rural villages have been blessed through these connections with clean water systems, educational health workshops, access to books and literacy curriculums, and most importantly the message of Jesus’ love and salvation.
While mixing concrete, driving over steep and bumpy roads, and continuously praying together, we have developed deep relationships with the people we serve and work alongside. Relationships based on listening, cooperation, and empowerment. Relationships driven by a shared purpose in Christ. Relationships that power sustainable programs and partnerships.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the next step in our partnership—Karya Wiguna Indonesia (Kingdom Workers Indonesia), an officially registered non-profit organization. Similar to Malawi, this new organization is governed by local board members and advisors who will govern, organize, develop, and evaluate future programs near them.
Please join us in welcoming the following board members and advisors to Karya Wiguna Indonesia.
Susi Cendana, Chairperson
Susi is an active member of her Lutheran church. She has been teaching Sunday School classes for many years and has been involved in various church youth and women’s groups. Susi is a general physician and has a young family. In 2015, Susi volunteered with Kingdom Workers and made a trip to remote areas to teach about good health.
Deby Woriassy, Treasurer
Deby is a member of a local Lutheran church and the daughter of a founding synod pastor. Deby received a scholarship to study in Australia where she received her master’s degree in education. She has been a teacher, administrator, and educational advisor.
Sion Simanjuntak, Secretary
Sion is the sister of a Lutheran pastor. Sion received a scholarship to study to become a teacher and graduated with honors in her class. She is now using her talents as an elementary teacher and is currently teaching in a local Christian school.
(From left to right) Susi, Deby, Sion
Melki Banunaek, Advisor
Melki is a local expert in clean water systems. Melki has developed his skills and knowledge through both hands-on learning and training in the construction of water tanks and systems. He has a great sense of community needs and works well with community members to assess each unique setting and situation. Melki is a teacher and farmer and is raising a family in his village.
Santi Olang, Advisor
Santi is a valued partner and volunteer. She is a nurse at a local hospital and has participated and led several health workshops with a team of nurses. Her love for people and her Lord is displayed through her caring heart of service.
(From left to right) Melki, Santi
When we work together as the body of Christ, we use the talents God has given us to bless His people and give glory to Him in all we do. We are thrilled to continue to work in partnership with Karya Wiguna Indonesia. We pray that God gives our board members and advisors wisdom, insight, and courage to continue this important work.
Learn more about our work in Indonesia
Coral Cady, Southeast Asia Field Manager, has been with Kingdom Workers since 2014. Coral has supported efforts to bring clean water, health education, agricultural solutions, and more to several rural villages in Indonesia. When she isn't traveling back and forth between the United States and Indonesia, she enjoys spending time with her family and going for morning walks to start the day on the right foot.