After ministry in Palembang, Dr Sos and Rev. Johannes Schneider traveled to Beji, by Batu City to teach students of SAB Bible College. Three sessions were scheduled. The students just started new semester and were very excited to learn theology from a different perspective. The cross section of age and different ethnical backgrounds made the sessions even more challenging. The Lord willing Dr. Sos will be teaching several more sessions in two weeks.
The ministry of Dr Sos and Barbara continues with the ministry in Medan. Rev. Johannes Schneider, director of “Theological Seminary Beroea”, Erzhausen, Germany, joined them. The first point of ministry was the Bible School Rhema” Medan. Rev. Schneider taught on the Gospel of Mark. In the Evening we joined the cell leaders meeting. A moving experience, to see so many dedicated believers to minister every week the word of God to thousands of people, is simply amazing. Rev. Dr. Gideon Munthe and his staff are continuing with evangelism and church plants. Some 2000 people were added the last to years. They also added 150 new cell groups.
Saturday night Dr. Sos preached at youth crusade. Many young people came to know the Lord and others received a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. Sunday some 15 services took place in various locations.
After a very successful time of ministry in Germany, Dr. Sos and Barbara traveled to Asia for four weeks of ministry. Arriving in Penang four services were planed for Dr Sos to minister. Three on Sunday morning and one in the evening. Rev. Markus Tan the lead pastor and the AoG First Assembly Church, have seen substantial growth in his last few years. The church built a new facility which is scheduled to be opened in the month of November. All services were an indication that there is great future ahead for First Assembly.
Each year, Dr Sos teaches at Beroea Theological Seminary. This time Dr Sos taught three different subjects. Five fold Ministry, Introduction of Old Testament Wisdom Books, and Angelology. It was a joy to see how the students received the teaching. A hunger after more of understanding and practical application gave new meaning to learning. Monday was set aside for spiritual renewal and ministry services. The prayer for the students was one of the highlights of the day. Dr. Sos preached in both of these services. Exceeding things are happening at this theological seminary.
Dr. Sos and Barbara arrived in Germany for two weeks of teaching at the “Theological Seminar Beroea” and weekend ministries. The first weekend Dr. Sos ministered at the Regional Rally of the Ecclesia churches of the Central District, Germany. Rev. Johannes Schneider, the district leader, organized this day in the city of Darmstadt. Believers of many churches came to fellowship and to take part in the services. It was a great and blessed day.
Each year PAM (Pentecostal Asian Mission) Conference takes place in one of the Asian countries. This time it was Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Sos was invited to speak in three different sessions. The themes given to Dr Sos were , “Missio Dei” , “The Great Commandment” , and “Lessons learned from Luke and the Book of Acts”. Each of the topics required proper exegesis and theological understanding. Reports from Leaders and missionaries were greately encouraging and a real eye opener to the realty some of our missionaries face every day. By the power of the Holy Spirit the Lord is expanding his Kingdom in many unknown places. All glory be to Him.
GPdI Lembah Dieng Church, pastored by Rev. Yusak Tjong and Rev. Simon Kostoro, is well known in the city for its ministry and outreach. Their services are packed with good music and worship. Dr. Sos ministered on the weekend in two of their three services. The response to his preaching was great and so was the blessing of the Lord for those who came to receive it. Excellent time in Gods presence.
The last ministry for Dr. Sos in East Java was at GPdI “Glory” church pastored by Rev. Adi Sujaka, who is also the general secretary of the GPdI denomination. The church is located strategically in the middle of M community, surrounded by university and other educational facilities. The size of the sanctuary requires five services to accommodated all the believers. About eighty percent of the congregation are young people/young families. This s a great future for this thriving church. Like in other services the service concluded with a ministry for the sick and fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Sos continues his ministry throughout East Java. Rev. Hendrik Runtukah, lead pastor of Rajawali GPdI church invited Dr. Sos for a special service. Pastors from the area came also to be part of this service. After ministry with the word of God, the invitation was given for prayer at the altar. The response was great. Dr. Sos and pastors ministered to many needs. Praise the Lord for His touch on their lives.
Leadership seminar on “Spiritual leading of the Church” held at “Alfa Omega GPdI” church, where Rev. Robert Runtukahu is lead pastor. It was God’s timing to meet the needs of the leaders in a spacial way. The encouragement through the Word of God and prayer is always the way God strengthens His servants for new challenges. Dr. Sos was very excited to see so so many touched by the Lord.