MERF ministers in South Asia and the Far East among nations that have been influenced by Islam. Presently we serve in the nations of Pakistan and Indonesia. In Pakistan, we work with the Bible Believing Lahore Church Council to train pastors, broadcast the Gospel on radio and TV, and provide education for over 2,000 children of poor Pakistani Christians. In Indonesia, our daughter organization, ‘Allamahaba' (God is love), broadcasts the Gospel in Sulawesi and Java, training pastors and providing diaconal aid to the Christian community in Indonesia.
The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, comprising 17,508 islands. With an estimated population of around 240 million people, it is the world's fourth most populous country, with the world's largest population of Muslims (making up about 86% of the population).
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Pakistan is a country located at the convergence of Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Middle East. It is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. The area has witnessed invasions and settlement by the Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Afghans and the Mongols. It was a part of British Raj from 1858 to 1947, when the Pakistan Movement for a state for Muslims resulted in the independence and creation of the state of Pakistan. With the adoption of its constitution in 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. Pakistan's history has been characterized by periods of economic growth, military rule and political instability. It is the sixth most populous country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia.
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