On 21st of June 2016, Pastor Daniel Hendrata, Pastor Debby Catharina, and their two children began their US Road Show trip, flying with Cathay Pacific. They flew for almost five hours to Hong Kong, transiting for a few hours before resuming their 15-hour flight to New York City. The main purpose of the visit this time was to establish Anugrah Ministries in the US, and to promote I am Number Two book and Your Faithfulness CD.
They stayed in New York for a week, hosted by Bethel International Church (under the leadership of Pastor Nehemiah and Juliana Lolowang). They ministered tothe congregationthree times on Sunday, 26th of June 2016, both tothe Indonesian services, and the International.On Monday, 27th of June 2016, Pastor Daniel and Pastor Debbyalso gave Guard Your Family teaching to them. It was such a pleasure to be connected with Bethel International Church, especially because Pastor Daniel got to reconnect with two of his High School friends who happen to be the elders of the church.
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During their stay in New York City, Pastor Daniel and his family went to visit the famous American Museum of Natural History, as featured by the movie, Night at the Museum. In their free time, they went on some University Tours: New York University, and King’s College.Also, Pastor Debby got to make a video clip for her album with the setting of New York Subway, and Grand Central Station.
On 28th of June 2016, they left New York and drove for four hours to Stratford, Connecticut. They stayed in Stratford for a few days rest, spent time with old friends, and also stayed in their house. From Stratford, they drovefor a further three hours to Boston, Massachusetts,to meet with the lawyer who helped register Anugrah Ministries to be an official 501C3 organization in the United States. When everything was clear, they also went to visit Harvard University in their leisure time.
From Boston, they flew for San Francisco on 2nd of July 2016. They stayed in their friend’s house. Upon arrival, they heard news that whales were spotted at the Pacifica Beach, so they got a chance to do whale watching. On Sunday, 3rd of July 2016, they ministered atIFGF SF (under the leadership of Pastor FendyHutomo), both at House of Victory and House of Grace. In the afternoon, they drove to San Jose, to minister to the congregation of IFGF San Jose. After the three services, they went to have reunion dinner. It turned out that Pastor Daniel and Pastor Debby has three High School friends who reside in that area.
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During their stay in San Francisco, they got to celebrate the Fourth of July, American’s Independence Day. They also made some more video clips for PastorDebby’s album, with the setting of Golden Gate Bridge and the beauty of the city of San Francisco. Not to forget the tour to the Academy of Arts University.
On the 9th of July 2016, they flew from San Francisco totheir final destination, Los Angeles. They stayed ina house, provided by IBCCOG church (under the leadership of Pastor BudhiJuwono). In Los Angeles, they ministered to many churches and fellowship, namely Indonesian Christian Church (under the leadership of Pastor Harry Widjaja), GBI House of Faith(under the leadership of Pastor Esrom and MethaLempao), GBI Mawar Sharon in Alhambra (under the leadership of Pastor James Mcgraw), Rise and Shine Fellowship(under the leadership of Mrs. Mira Yang), GIA El Shaddai (under the leadership of Pastor AgusdodyWidyatmaja), International Worship Church (under the leadership of Pastor Buddy Hannanto), and Family HarvestChurch (under the leadership of Pastor RobbyantoNotomihardjo). It is really heart warming to be able to make new connections, and to be a blessing to the Body of Christ in that part of the world.
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During their stay in LA, Pastor Daniel and Pastor Debby got to meet with some more of their long-time-no-see friends and relatives. They also took the time to visit BIOLA University, and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Pastor Debby once again had a chance to make video clip for her new album, with the setting of City Hall of South Pasadena.
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They stayed in Los Angeles for ten days and on 19th of July 2016, they began their journey back to Indonesia. Theytransited for a few hours in Hong Kong and had lunch meeting with friends, from ICA Hong Kong, who requested the possibility of Pastor Daniel and Pastor Debby to minister in Hong Kong in the year of 2017. Praise the Lord!
Finally, theymade it back to Jakarta, Indonesia on the 20th of July 2016. Their entire trip lasted for slightly less than a month. It was a very good trip. Thanks to every one who has made this trip pleasant and possible. Mission accomplished! We proudly announce to you that Anugrah Ministries is now official in the USA.For any of you, who reside in the US and are burdened to be a part of our ministry to bless Indonesia, you can give your donation through Bank of America, payable toAnugrah Ministries, checking account 385022349600. God bless you!
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