A New Venture into Publishing
CLC Indonesia both wrote and published a new book in 2015 based on the testimony of a family with a son called Jose, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy. It was a big project to undertake, with three CLC teams formed to interview the family, manage the layout and cover of the book, and do the editing. The pressure was on to complete the book earlier than anticipated so it could be launched on Jose’s third birthday. Within weeks of the launch, 700 of the 2,000 copies had already been sold. Praise the Lord!
Memories We Cherish:
by Grace Cheng
I would like to tell you a little about the campaign I attended in the capital city of Djakarta. Pastors were invited from all over Java and the outer islands. Over 1,500 pastors, some accompanied by their wives, came with hungry hearts expecting something from the Lord, and they were not disappointed. Those were days I will never forget. The pastors came from different denominations, but as we prayed together, there was such a spirit of oneness and unity that I have never before witnessed in this land. I had the privilege, and I count it a great privilege, to have a book table to meet the needs of these pastors. At times we had as many as eight people serving at the bookstall, and we were just about mobbed, such was their eagerness to obtain books. (Floodtide Jan/Feb 1968)
God’s Plans Always Exceed Our Own!
It was not ‘planned’ by CLC in Indonesia but, in 2014, God gave the team an opportunity to take over an existing Christian bookshop that had been in operation for five years. This shop, a corner booth in the ‘City of Tomorrow’ shopping mall, came under CLC management in March of that year although it retained its original name until July when it officially changed to a CLC contract.
What’s in a Name?
CLC has always been known, and officially named, as Yakin in Indonesia but, in 2014, the team made an official change to CLC. It is good to have the shared name, logo and identity, but the previous name said so much! Google’s translation for Yakin is: sure, confident, convinced, certain, assured, satisfied, doubtless, believe, be sure and be confident.