Inauguration of 5 New Anugrah Learning Centers in Bekasi, 14th of September 2014

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By the grace of God, on Sunday, 14th of September 2014, Anugrah Ministries inaugurated 5 new Anugrah Learning Centers (ALC). The opening ceremony took place in one location, GPdI Shekinah Mustika Jaya (Mustika Jaya Center), started off with a short Revival Meeting just for children. About 150 children attended, including those who would be enrolled in ALC, together with their parents. The Revival Meeting happened spontaneously, and praise the Lord, the Holy Spirit touched not only the hearts of the children, but also their parents. At the end of the Revival Meeting, reconciliation between parents and children took place, whereby the parents laid hands on their children and prayed for them. All of the children were enthusiastic to follow through the Revival Meeting and the opening ceremony of new centers.

Those five new centers are as follows:

  1. Mustika Jaya Center

This center is located in East Bekasi, Bekasi City, West Java. Within the church building of Gereja Pantekosta di Indonesia (GPdI) Shekinah Mustika Jaya, under the leadership of Ps. Jenty Lydia Magdalena Siahaan, MA, who also got appointed as the Center Leader. There are 13 children who received the Adikku Sayang scholarship in this center: 5 Elementary School students, and 8 Junior High School students. They came from different backgrounds. Most of their parents work as construction workers, porter or vegetable seller in the market. They have a dream that one day their children will be excelling in higher education through Adikku Sayang program.

  1. Jatimulya Kalimalang Center

This center is located in Jatimulya, East Bekasi. There are 18 children who received the Adikku Sayang scholarship in this center. 13 of them are Elementary School students, and 5 of them are Junior High School students. All these children live in slump neighborhood; their parents have very low income. Most of their parents work as public transportation driver, or subtitute driver with no fixed income. Some of their moms wash clothes for others, some of their dads are scavengers. Even then, the condition of their family and environment does not stop their eagerness to learn. All activities of this center take place in the church building of Gereja Pantekosta Kudus Indonesia (GEPKIN) Penuai Jatimulya, under the leadership of Ps. Timotius Situmorang, who also acts as the Center Leader.

  1. Jatimulya East Toll Center

This center is also located in East Bekasi, about 500m from the toll gate of East Bekasi, also known as East Toll. That is why the center is named Jatimulya East Toll Center. Living in a minus neighborhood made the people to be enthusiastic welcoming Adikku Sayang scholarship program in this center. The average of the people living in this area came to stay from other places, and they do not have fixed income. Many of the parents of ALC students in this center work as public transportation driver or driver assistant. Some of them also work as scavengers. Though they live in poor condition, they really long to see their children succeed in pursuing education hence they will be able to get decent jobs in the future. There are 18 children who received the Adikku Sayang scholarship in this center: 11 of them sit in Elementary School, and 7 of them sit in Junior High School. All the activities in the center will take place in the church building of Gereja Pantekosta di Indonesia (GPdI) Hermon, under the leadership of Ps. Elinger Nainggolan, who also got appointed as the Center Leader. This small church will become the eye witness of the success the Adikku Sayang children in this center will achieve in the future.

  1. Tambun Center

Though far from the husstle of a city, this particular center is actually not that far from Jakarta. This Tambun Center is the only one out of the five new centers in Bekasi that does not use a church building as its location. This center is located in the residence of Ps. Ester Musidah Nainggolan, who also acts as the Center Leader, in South Tambun, Bekasi. She really has the heart for the younger generation. That is the reason she is willing for her house to be used as Anugrah Learning Center. There are 13 children in this center that got enrolled in the Adikku Sayang scholarship program: 6 Elementary School students, and 7 Junior High School students. They all come from weak economic background. Some of the parents work as construction workers, public transportation drivers or driver assistants. Some of their moms wash clothes in the residences of the richer families. They are grateful that their children can be enrolled in the Adikku Sayang program. It will somehow lessen their burden.

  1. Bojong Rawalumbu Center

Being at the outskirt of Jakarta does not mean the future of these children will be neglected. Concerned about the future of the next generation, Ps. Hardy Monding together with his wife kept on praying that they would get the best way out, at least to help children who live in their neighborhood to be able to go to school. The income of the parents of these children are very low, as most work as public transportation drivers and driver assistants. Some others sell vegetables and other products to cover their families’ daily expenses. The Adikku Sayang scholarship came as an aswer to their prayers. The people in the neighborhood are grateful. They hope through Adikku Sayang, their children will be able to reach their dreams and success. All the activities in this center will take place in the church building of Gereja Pantekosta di Indonesia (GPdI) Bojong which is under the leadership of Ps. Hardy Monding, who will also act as the Center Leader. In this center, there are 18 students who received the Adikku Sayang scholarship: 10 Elementary School students, and 8 Junior High School students.

Praise the Lord. God is so good! Together, we will be able to give scholarship to 1000 children, as the vision that God gave to us for academic year 2014-2015. Thank you for your partnership.

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