Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Mrs. Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran, Brother Samuel Dhinakaran & Dr. Shilpa Dhinakaran were invited by the Senior Leadership of Gereja Bethel Indonesia, Pastor Bambang Jonan and Pastor Edy Prajitno to minister in Medan from February 28 – March 1, 2020. Gereja Bethel Indonesia (GBI) is the second largest denomination in Indonesia, having a total of 5000 churches with 2.5 million people as members through out the country. This was their maiden visit to Medan, which is situated in the state of North Sumatra.
The Dhinakarans started their ministering on February 28th morning, with a special time of anointing and impartation for selected Leaders under Prayer and Prophetic department, Bible College students and faculty of GBI. At the end of the service as Dr. Paul laid his hands on each of them, the Lord through the Holy Spirit so graciously revealed His plans for them.
This was followed by a meeting of all the cell group members of GBI in Medan coming together called the “Family Altar” on the 28th evening. There were a total number of over 7500 people gathered for this meeting. As this was a meeting for the entire family, the Dhinakarans too ministered to them as a family where Dr. Paul spoke about of how God is a God of families. At the end of the meeting, there were several people who came forward to testify how the Lord had touched and healed them that evening during the prayer time of Dr. Paul.
On February 29th morning, Dr. Paul ministered to Pastors and Christian Leaders. He emphasized the importance of ministering in the prophetic. We had the privilege of having the Indian Consul General based in Medan, His Excellency Shri Guru Raghuraj and his wife with us at this meeting.
On the 29th evening, Brother Samuel Dhinakaran ministered at a ‘Youth for Jesus’ rally where he spoke from Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me and I will answer you and I will show you great and mighty things which you do not know”. He expounded it so beautifully that the young peoples’ hearts were touched and blessed.
March 1st being the Lord’s day, the Dhinakarans ministered in six services, starting right from the early morning.
These events were carefully thought through and designed by the organisors in order to target the different segments of the people, who were families, the youth, Pastors & Christian Leaders. It was such a joy for the Dhinakarans to reach out and minister to them filled with God’s love and compassion.
As the curtains came down on the events, the main coordinator for these meetings Rev. (Dr.) Robert Benedictus shared as to how these three days had helped the people and also the church to move to a different and higher realm in their walk and dependence on the Lord.
We would like to give God all the glory for using His anointed ones in Indonesia.