• We Are Fighting COVID-19 Together

    April 21, 2020

    News & Stories

    Our Alliance teams in Indonesia are supplying thousands of face masks and hundreds of public health banners displaying COVID-19 prevention information.

  • Caring in Indonesia

    April 15, 2020

    News & Stories

    Across this island nation, Alliance teams are distributing hundreds of bars of soap and cloth masks while taking the lead in educating about the value of handwashing and social distancing. Video included.

  • It Happened On His Way to School

    December 20, 2019

    News & Stories

    An island in turmoil sees glimpses of peace.

  • Alliance Workers Give Thanks

    November 25, 2019

    News & Stories

    “We get to be a part of God’s love story for ALL people!”

  • CAMA Responds to the Flooding in Indonesia

    April 23, 2019

    News & Stories

    Your generosity enabled Alliance workers and churches in Indonesia to help those most affected by recent flooding in Indonesia.

  • Update: The Alliance Response to Indonesia’s Recent Disasters

    October 12, 2018

    News & Stories

    The prayers and generous gifts of the worldwide Alliance family are equipping our international workers, CAMA staff, and the Alliance church in Indonesia to meet the great needs of disaster victims in the island nation.

  • Indonesia Earthquake: The Alliance Response

    August 14, 2018

    News & Stories

    After a devastating earthquake in Indonesia, CAMA Services is partnering with the local church to provide relief for those affected by this disaster.

  • Deadly Quake Strikes Indonesian Island

    August 7, 2018

    News & Stories

    No fatalities or injuries reported among GKII (Alliance) believers

  • Simpson University Professors Reunite to Teach Overseas

    April 12, 2018

    News & Stories

    Dr. Joe Barth and Rev. Tim Shuey were both on the church music faculty from 1983 until 1988.

  • Plagues Followed by Repentance

    Mar/Apr 2018

    Alliance Life

    “If we don’t repent, a worse thing will come.”

  • Washing Feet

    March 15, 2017


    John Stumbo shares his hope to lead like Jesus and wash the feet of those around Him.

  • Sacrifice in Indonesia

    March 8, 2017


    An Alliance leader in Indonesia shares his gratefulness for the missionaries of years ago that gave their lives for the gospel.

  • Psalm 112

    March 5, 2017


    The daughter of an Alliance pastor shares the message of Psalm 112 and its role in her family’s ministry.

  • Ministry in Papua

    January 23, 2017


    Watch as Todd Adams, international worker in Indonesia, shares the story of ministry among the Dani people.

  • Ministerio en Papúa

    January 23, 2017


    Miren la manera que el obrero internacional Todd Adams comparte la historia del ministerio entre el grupo étnico Dani.

  • Judy’s Kids

    Jan/Feb 2017

    Alliance Life

    How a children’s worker became a church planter

  • Beyond Ordinary

    December 27, 2016


    “When I was leaving, my father said, ‘How can you go there when your own family needs you?’ But God had to be first, even above my family,” says Judy Gaskins, an Alliance international worker for nearly 45 years. For more of her story, see “Judy’s Kids” in the January/February 2017 issue of Alliance Life magazine.

  • Caring for Migrant Workers in Taiwan

    Nov/Dec 2016

    Alliance Life

    C&MA International Ministries assigned us to serve in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As we began to minister among the Vietnamese diaspora, we […]

  • He Encamps Around Me

    Sept/Oct 2016

    Alliance Life

    One night my rest was disturbed by what I thought were rats. I could hear them moving around the living […]

  • Serving the Youth

    June 28, 2016


    Alliance workers in Indonesia serve children and youth in their community and show them the unconditional love of Jesus.

  • John Stumbo Video Blog No. 35

    June 12, 2016


    John shares two additional reflections from his time in Indonesia (see Video Blog No. 34). In the first, he engages the question: “How often has the form of our message of Jesus to the world become an obstacle?” John also shares an insight from John 13, which inspired him to perform an intimate act of service at the Indonesia National Church Conference.

  • Futsal at Green Gate

    June 7, 2016


    An Alliance worker in Indonesia uses soccer to build relationships and share the love of Jesus with boys in the community.

  • Jesus, Coffee, and the Gospel

    May 23, 2016

    News & Stories

    When Dan’s religious teacher didn’t know how to answer his questions about Jesus, Dan said, “Why don’t we ask one of His followers?”

  • John Stumbo Video Blog No. 34

    May 12, 2016


    On site in Indonesia, John summarizes the rich, yet sacrificial 80-year history of God at work in this nation of more than 13,000 islands. It contains the largest population of Muslims in the world, despite having outgrown the U.S. Alliance in its number of churches. In reflecting on this legacy, John reminds us to see the fruit of our work as lasting and multi-generational.

  • Christ Our Healer

    February 26, 2016

    News & Stories

    Joy’s parents wanted the local religious leader to visit her, but she refused. “I want Miss Anna to pray for me.”

  • Alliance Workers Safe After Explosions in Indonesia

    January 15, 2016

    News & Stories

    The assailants were reportedly religious extremists.

  • Jesus Wins in Enarotali!

    October 27, 2015

    News & Stories

    The plane was mobbed by hundreds of people telling us to get out so they could kill us.

  • From Idol Worshipers to Jesus Followers

    August 27, 2015

    News & Stories

    In front of hundreds of witnesses, the influential war chief—who had killed and cannibalized his victims—burned his fetishes.

  • Ministry in Papua

    June 16, 2015


    Watch as Todd Adams, international worker in Indonesia, shares the story of ministry among the Dani people.

  • “Way More than Soccer”

    June 10, 2015

    News & Stories

    “Some may say we work with a rag-tag bunch, but the Lord doesn’t leave them that way.”

  • “They Need to Know!”

    May 18, 2015

    News & Stories

    The man was agitated—and possibly demon possessed.

  • Envision: Green Gate

    April 4, 2015


    Interns at Envision’s Green Gate program in Indonesia use a variety of tools—including sports, the arts, and English, to share Christ’s love with young people and their families.

  • New Life in the New Year

    January 16, 2015

    News & Stories

    Villagers wept at the team’s willingness to carry a generator up and down the mountains.

  • ‘Gone’ Bananas

    Jan/Feb 2015

    Alliance Life

    Mom and Dad have always had a soft spot for needy children; whether in Chicago or Papua, Indonesia, Mom regularly […]

  • Generator Explosion Causes House Fire

    June 18, 2014

    News & Stories

    A Mission Aviation Fellowship couple was renting the home; they are unharmed but lost everything.

  • Persevering Prayer

    April 23, 2014

    News & Stories

    Luke 18:1 says, “. . . always pray and don’t give up.”

  • Your Giving Matters!

    January 31, 2014

    News & Stories

    Every month, we are reminded of those who give so we can serve. You have brought encouragement to our hearts as you have sent letters and e-mails reminding us that you are still reading and still praying.

  • Internet Ministry Launched to Indonesian Youth

    January 30, 2014

    News & Stories

    Internet reaches youth who would never go to church.

  • Flooding Forces Indonesians to Evacuate

    January 30, 2014

    News & Stories

    Alliance church floods three times in one week.

  • The God Who Hears and Answers

    January 29, 2014

    News & Stories

    Prayer opens doors to reach university students.

  • 48 Hours of Love Strengthens Indonesian Marriages

    October 31, 2013

    News & Stories

    Marriage enrichment weekend a success

  • Under His Wings

    March 26, 2013

    News & Stories

    Gun shots interrupted the quiet of the night. I heard about 20 rounds.

  • Boy Miraculously Healed After Mom Sees Vision of Jesus

    August 29, 2012

    News & Stories

    With no money to pay for her son’s surgery, a desperate mother prayed for healing. Later that night, Jesus Christ appeared to her in a vision. She told Him that if He healed her son, she would believe.

  • Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

    April 11, 2012

    News & Stories

    Alliance workers are safe after an 8.6-maginitude earthquake struck along the coast of Indonesia. Many people are still traumatized from the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, reports an Alliance staff member. “Please pray for many of our friends and neighbors, as this situation has surely brought up painful memories for them.”

  • Indonesian Youth Meet Jesus in Narnia

    February 24, 2012

    News & Stories

    “Gasps of unbelief turned to thunderous applause when Aslan came back to life and defeated the White Witch,” says Barry Jordan, describing the reaction of Indonesian youth watching “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Moments later, several of the students received Jesus as Savior. This would not be possible without gifts to the GCF!

  • marketplace ministries

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    It almost goes without saying that many countries today are closed to the overt sharing of the gospel. Marketplace ministries […]

  • Indonesia Church Planting

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    Alliance international workers, supported by the GCF, are partnering with the C&MA of Indonesia (GKII) in planting 20 churches among […]

  • Finding Lost People INTRO

    November 2, 2011


    This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. In the formative years of our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson a passion to reach people who had no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his “Jerusalem” and around the world. That passion still lives in The Alliance today and is our first core value: Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.

  • Pray for Peace in Papua

    October 25, 2011

    News & Stories

    Papua is in turmoil. “During the last week, seven people have been found dead in a city just over 10 miles from where we live,” reports an Alliance worker. “Political divisions in Ilaga, where one of our Bible translators lives, have seen more than 35 people killed.” Read how you can pray.

  • Someone's Praying, Lord

    September 15, 2011

    News & Stories

    The following is an adapted excerpt from a prayer update by Todd and Debbie Adams, Alliance field workers in Indonesia. […]

  • Alliance Youth Leader Killed in Plane Crash

    May 11, 2011

    News & Stories

    On May 7, 2011, due to heavy rainfall, a Merpati Airlines plane crashed into the ocean just short of the grass airstrip in Kaimana, Papua, Indonesia, killing all 27 passengers and crew. On board was Ridwan Sam Maluegha, a leader in Team Joshua, an Alliance youth movement.

  • Alliance Church Burned in Indonesia

    April 21, 2011

    News & Stories

    The following is from an Alliance worker in Indonesia, April 16, 2011. I just received a text from one of the […]

  • Indonesia: Church Breakaway Update

    March 3, 2011

    News & Stories

    For the last several years, members of a violent breakaway group from the C&MA in Indonesia have burned 27 Alliance churches in the country. Read about a recent legal victory for the Indonesia C&MA and how you can pray effectively for this situation.

  • By His Wounds

    January 28, 2011

    News & Stories

    By Janet Kuhns Howard Retired international worker to Indonesia As they walked up the notched log into the smoky, dark […]

  • Lessons about Healing

    January 28, 2011

    News & Stories

    By Myron and Marj Bromley Retired international workers to Indonesia The following is an adapted excerpt from an article by […]

  • "I Want to Know Jesus"

    August 31, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Barry Jordan, serving in Indonesia Every Friday before going to my Team Joshua youth service in Abepura, I stop […]

  • The Father Heart of God

    August 4, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Barry Jordan, serving in Indonesia with Team Joshua Youth Ministry, an Alliance outreach to young people For about the […]

  • Walking with Jesus

    June 2, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Todd and Debbie Adams, serving in Indonesia Today we walked into the Ibele Valley to celebrate communion and the […]

  • Redemption Comes to Shangri La

    April 14, 2010

    News & Stories

    Fifty-six years ago, a seaplane landed on the Baliem River in New Guinea (now Papua, Indonesia), bringing the first Alliance missionaries to this valley that was once dubbed “Shangri La.” On April 6, 2010, more than 300 people gathered to commemorate the entry of the gospel into this region.

  • Indonesian Youth on Fire for Jesus

    March 2, 2010

    News & Stories

    More than 100 young people attended a February 25 outdoor concert sponsored by Team Joshua, an Alliance youth outreach in Indonesia. “This year we are celebrating 25 years of Team Joshua ministries,” writes Alliance worker Barry Jordan. “Praise the Lord for His continued blessing on this outreach.”

  • Forgiveness Opens Doors to Peace among Believers

    February 25, 2010

    News & Stories

    Last October, a C&MA national church conference in Indonesia was met by a mob threatening to kill Alliance workers and church members. The attack occurred as a result of tensions between the national church and a breakaway group. Read about what has transpired since.

  • Retired Missionary to Indonesia Dies

    January 28, 2010

    News & Stories

    Mrs. Peggy Larson, retired missionary to Indonesia, is now in the presence of the Lord.  She passed away on January […]

  • The Alliance Loses a Spiritual Giant

    January 22, 2010

    News & Stories

    Dr. Joseph C. Wenninger, one of the C&MA’s spiritual giants, passed away recently, leaving a rich legacy of service with The Alliance that spans more than 60 years.

  • Padang Earthquake Report

    October 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    The following report comes from a field worker on the ground in Indonesia. It was originally dated October 6, 2009.

  • The Alliance Responds to Disaster Survivors

    October 12, 2009

    News & Stories

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Christian and Missionary Alliance is bringing help and hope to those devastated […]

  • Update: Indonesia Earthquake Relief

    October 6, 2009

    News & Stories

    By an Alliance worker, serving in Indonesia Editor’s Note: The following was taken from an update by an Alliance worker […]

  • Alliance Responds to Asia Pacific Disasters

    October 1, 2009

    News & Stories

    The Alliance is assisting survivors of natural disasters in the Asia Pacific region this week. At least 1,100 people have died as a result of two earthquakes in Indonesia. Hundreds more perished in the Philippines and Vietnam after Typhoon Ketsana slammed both countries.

  • Indonesian Youth on Fire for Jesus

    September 29, 2009

    News & Stories

    More than 1,000 young people attended a four-day youth conference last week in Pyramid, Indonesia, in Papua’s highlands. “Dozens made decisions to receive Jesus, dozens more brought fetishes to be burned, and still dozens more committed their life to serve Christ full-time,” says Alliance worker Barry Jordan, who ministered at the retreat.

  • Urgent Prayer Request from Alliance Workers in Indonesia

    September 21, 2009

    News & Stories

    A breakaway group from the C&MA national church in Indonesia burned down an Alliance church and two houses. In addition, an Alliance church service was disrupted when a number of youth from the breakaway group stormed into the church. There were no reports of violence, but the service was stopped and the congregation left.

  • Earthquake Strikes West Java

    September 2, 2009

    News & Stories

    A major earthquake registering 7.3 on the Richter scale struck West Java, Indonesia, on September 2, killing at least 45 people. All Alliance workers in the area are safe.

  • Riding the Big One

    August 21, 2009

    News & Stories

    Whether taking out garbage, setting up tables, or moving equipment for church events, self-proclaimed surf bum and Alliance layperson Jim […]

  • A Golden Opportunity for Team Joshua

    July 28, 2009

    News & Stories

    At the request of the Department of Education, members of Team Joshua, an Alliance youth outreach in Indonesia, are presenting […]

  • C&MA Church Members Experience God's Protection

    June 23, 2009

    News & Stories

    A fire that destroyed more than 200 homes this spring left Alliance church members in Indonesia testifying of God’s grace […]

  • A Heart for Evangelism

    June 17, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Lorrie Fransworth, serving in Indonesia The following is an adaptation of a recent prayer letter from Lorrie Fransworth, who […]

  • Europe/Middle East

    April 27, 2009

    News & Stories

    Since our humble beginnings in the Middle East and our tentative steps into Europe some 50 years later, 154 Alliance national churches (with an inclusive membership of nearly 20,000 believers) are now established across the region.

  • Indonesia Flood Hits C&MA Church Members Hard

    December 10, 2008

    News & Stories

    A flood that crashed through a housing complex in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, caused severe property damage for many Alliance church […]

  • Indonesian Youth Commit to Abstinence

    July 29, 2008

    News & Stories

    About 150 campers attended a national Alliance youth retreat in Indonesia recently. “The week was jam-packed with fun-filled activities from […]

  • Hundreds of Indonesians Attend AIDS Awareness Seminar

    June 10, 2008

    News & Stories

    More than 300 people attended an HIV/AIDS seminar in Papua, Indonesia, where the virus is reaching epidemic proportions. Alliance missionary […]

  • Alliance Celebrates 80 Years of Ministry in Indonesia

    February 27, 2008

    News & Stories

    About 5,000 people attended the 80th anniversary celebration of Alliance ministry in Indonesia. “The service was broadcast live over the […]

  • Alliance Outreach Works with Indonesia's Government to Fight AIDS

    November 2, 2007

    News & Stories

    Team Joshua, an Alliance youth outreach in Indonesia, met with provincial government representatives to discuss the AIDS crisis in that […]

  • Indonesia's Alliance Churches Safe after Earthquake

    September 19, 2007

    News & Stories

    Several buildings and homes were damaged in an 8.4 earthquake that struck this week off the southwest coast of Sumatra, […]

  • Retired Missionary to Japan and Indonesia Dies

    December 18, 2006

    News & Stories

    Julia A. Walker, retired missionary to Japan and Irian Jaya (Indonesia), went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 16, […]

  • In the Wake of Tsunami

    November 11, 2006


    CAMA responds to the devastation of the tsunami in Indonesia by helping people rebuild their lives. Produced in 2006.

  • Relief Efforts Continue for Yogyakarta Earthquake Victims

    August 28, 2006

    News & Stories

    Thank you for praying for victims of the earthquake that struck the Central Java city of Yogyakarta in late May. […]

  • Pioneer Missionary Dies

    August 9, 2006

    News & Stories

    Miss Anna Armia Heikkinen, retired missionary to French Indochina (Vietnam) and West Irian (Indonesia), went to be with the Lord […]

  • A Harrowing Tale

    July 28, 2006

    News & Stories

    By Alliance workers in Indonesia  When an earthquake and tsunami hit the south coast of Java this month, our thoughts […]

  • Retired Missionary Dies

    July 12, 2006

    News & Stories

    Rev. William M. Bouw, retired Alliance missionary, passed away on July 1, 2006 in Toledo, Ohio. He was 88. Bouw […]

  • Too Soon to Quit

    June 13, 2006

    News & Stories

    “The good thing about serving in Indonesia for the long haul is that even though there are many obstacles, we […]

  • Earthquake Relief Efforts Underway in Indonesia

    June 5, 2006

    News & Stories

    UPDATE (6/15/06):  Latest reports from CAMA workers indicate that relief efforts are proceeding with good success. Though the area is […]

  • Powerful Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

    May 27, 2006

    News & Stories

    UPDATE (06/01/06): Devastation in Central Java  An Alliance worker reports that between 6,000 and 7,000 persons have been killed as a […]

  • Retired Missionary to Irian Jaya, Indonesia, Passes Away

    April 21, 2006

    News & Stories

    Mrs. Ruth S. Karcesky, retired missionary to Indonesia (Irian Jaya), went to be with the Lord April 12, 2006, in […]

  • Former Missionary to Indonesia Passes Away

    February 28, 2006

    News & Stories

    Grace Laverne Bouw, retired missionary to Indonesia, died Monday, February 13. Her funeral services were held February 17 at Westgate […]

  • Meeting the AIDS Challenge in Indonesia

    February 14, 2006

    News & Stories

    In Papua, Indonesia, AIDS threatens to wipe out a significant portion of the population. Team Joshua, an Alliance outreach, is […]

  • Former Missionary to Vietnam and Indonesia Passes Away

    January 26, 2006

    News & Stories

    Mildred (Millie) R. Ade went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2005, in Lakeland, Florida. She was […]

  • Reaching Generation Next

    June 13, 2005

    News & Stories

    “We must reach tomorrow’s leaders—today!” says Judy Gaskin, a C&MA worker in Indonesia. One way The Alliance is doing so […]

  • Retired Missionary to Irian Jaya Dies

    April 14, 2005

    News & Stories

    Marion Louise Doble, missionary to Irian Jaya, went to be with the Lord on April 12 in Shoreline, Washington. She […]

  • Pioneer Missionary, Gracie Cutts, Passes Away

    January 21, 2005

    News & Stories

    Grace B. Cutts, known to the Alliance family as Gracie, went to be with the Lord today, January 21, 2005, […]