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.
Rev. Franklin Paul, lead pastor at GPdI Elohim Church, organized the itinerary for Dr. Sos’ ministry in East Java. Several events were schedule for his congregation. The first night Dr. Sos ministered to his pastors and leaders. The Holy Spirit released a special blessing on many leaders. It was a powerful evening in the Lords presence.
A seminar for pastors from regional churches was another event Rev. Franklin planed. The theme of the seminar was, “Enlarge your Capacity.” I truly believe that these pastors received an increase in their ministry. In the evening prayer meeting was changed into a revival meeting. Believers expectation was met with a special move of the Holy Spirit. Many were prayed for healing and new strength for facing the battles of life.
It was an evening full of expectations. Rev. Carlene Allen Awuy, lead pastor of Imanuel GPdI church in Tropod, is a visionary pastor. The church building is presently under construction. The expansion should serve greater seating capacity and better functionality. From powerful worship to ministry of Dr. Sos, to powerful altar ministry, the evening concluded in wonderful praise unto the Lord.
Every time Dr. Sos comes to SAB Bible College to teach, there are new students and pastors who join in for this day. Three sessions on the subject, “Law versus Grace.” This heavy theological subject is very needed especially in view of “Hyper Grace Theology” that has spreads very quickly around the world. The faculty expressed their appreciation to Dr. Sos for his investment in their College. To impart knowledge in the life of those who are going to be the future leaders in the movement, is a rewarding experience.
A Seminar on “The Law of Involvement” was organized by the district leadership and held in the GPdI Hebron Assembly, Malang. The pastors and church leaders came with great expectations. It was very exciting to see the desire of these pastors fuel their passion for greater things. The Lord has touched many with a fresh anointing of the Spirit.
Rev. A.H.Mandey, the lead pastor of great congregation, is expanding the facilities to reach more people for the Lord. By next year part of the congregation will move into a new building. The preparations for extended ministry is already in full swing.
For the last three weeks, Dr. Sos and Barbara are staying home in Edmonton. Dr. Sos is preparing for several conferences and teaching material for Bible Colleges. He also ministers at Southside Pentecostal Assembly, preaching in German services and teaching meed week Biblestudy. A very busy time for Barbara and Dr. Sos.