Important Announcement concerning SIM Indonesia 印尼办公室之变动

SIM East Asia has been serving in Indonesia for the past twenty years. In the earlier phase, SIM’s primary focus was on promoting mission vision and partnering with churches for participation in world missions through prayer, giving, preparation and the sending of missionaries overseas. We thank the Lord for the joy and privilege of serving alongside local Indonesian churches in cross-cultural missions.

More recently, through the encouragement of our local church partners, SIM’s ministry was expanded when Indonesia was recognised as one of our fields and started receiving missionaries from different countries. Accordingly, a field council was set up three years ago to oversee the work in Indonesia as a receiving country. Subsequently, as SIM globally moved toward having only one council for each country, the sending and field councils were merged to oversee both functions.

Early in 2019, SIM’s leadership received a request from the current Indonesia Sending Council members of their desire to form a new mission agency for the purpose of sending workers to various Indonesian provinces. Following several months of consultation, it was clear that a new arrangement for ministry in Indonesia would be needed.

We were informed that the new agency to be formed would be named Suara Makedonia Indonesia (SMI) and the leadership will comprise of the following: Rev Grace Elim, Rev Paulus Daun, Rev. Imanuel Frengky, Ev Mulia Widjaya, Mr Amin, Mr Sinsin, and Mr Timothy Daun.

The above-named leaders who were serving on SIM’s Indonesia Sending Council would accordingly relinquish their roles in SIM.

SIM wishes God’s blessings on Suara Makedonia Indonesia (SMI). It is our prayer that this newly established agency will be mightily used by the Lord to fulfil His purpose. SIM also wishes to declare that the new mission agency is not part of SIM and neither the above-mentioned persons nor the new agency collectively shall represent SIM in any dealings.

Moving forward, SIM will continue to serve in Indonesia through our SIM Indonesia Council. This Council will oversee both the sending and field functions for Indonesia. It is our desire to strengthen the work in Indonesia as we continue to build on the foundations laid over the past years.

Kindly direct all enquiries and requests for clarifications to Dr Stanley Ling, Regional Director of SIM East Asia. Contact details are as follow:

SIM East Asia Limited

116 Lavender Street, #04-09, Pek Chuan Building Singapore 338730.

Tel: +65 62983611

Email: rd.eastasia@sim.org or eastasia.info@sim.org

感谢主的恩典!SIM 在印尼服事已经将近二十年了,我们的目的乃是在印尼推广宣教使命并与教会合作,透过祷告、奉献、装备及差派印尼宣教士到海外参与跨文化宣教工作。

我们感谢众教会多年来在主里忠诚地支持我们,以及印尼 SIM 差派理事会各成员的殷勤工作,使得印尼禾场的事工得以拓展。

三年前,在当地教会的鼓励下,SIM 决定把印尼当作接收禾场 (Receiving Field),开始从海外差派工人到印尼国内服事,随后也成立了一个新的接收理事会。 但有鉴于 SIM 国际的全球事工策略为 “ 一个国家只有一个理事会 ”,故此我们决定将差派理事会与接收理事会合并,组成印尼 SIM 唯一一个理事会。

2019 年年初,我们收到了印尼 SIM 差派理事会成员的请求,希望独立成立一个新的宣教机构,目标是单单差派当地宣教士在印尼国内服事;因此,SIM 决议祝福这个新成立的宣教机构,而以下所列人员原为印尼 SIM 差派理事会会员,现今乃是此新成立之宣教机构的领导团队:

1. Rev Grace Elim (林黎清牧师)

2. Rev Paulus Daun(叶昌贤牧师)

3. Rev Imanuel Frengky

4. Mr Mulia Widjaya

5. Mr Amin

6. Mr Sinsin

7. Mr Timothy Daun

SIM 诚挚祝福此新成立之宣教机构 - 印尼马其顿呼声差会 (Suara Makedonia Indonesia, SMI),并祷告他们被上帝使用,荣耀主名。

SIM 也在此声明,上述所提新成立之宣教机构乃独立运作的机构,上述所提之人员也不再代表 SIM 与各教会接洽任何与 SIM 有关之事务。

未来 SIM 将透过印尼理事会继续管理印尼禾场的差派和当地事务。如有任何查询,请联络 SIM 东亚区总主任林厚彰博士。联系方式如下:

SIM 国际事工差会(东亚区办事处)

地址:116 Lavender Street, #04-09, Pek Chuan Building, Singapore 338730

电话:+65 62983611

电邮:rd.eastasia@sim.org 或 eastasia.info@sim.org