This couples weeks ago, I went to East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara In Indonesia as my homeland, i made it volunteer work for a mouth.
It was my second official mission trip, and based on my experience, it definitely won’t be my last i will do again for sure.
People have been asking me about my time there. While what I saw and experienced was beyond words,
I am going to try my best in hopes of portraying the extraordinary, meaningful, powerful weeks with the team and I had those a months. I joined as a volunteer worker at the Charity Organization it’s called “YPPIIB” aka Yayasan Pelayanan Pekabaran Injil Indonesia Batu, Majelis Pewakilan Jawa Barat in Bandung. it’s been awesome to join in this organization I’m so thankful.
First of all, I’m gonna explain to you all about the first stop we been visited. We took the minibus from Waingapu
to get in Waileju at Tama Village its around 2 hours. It was the first day, there was totally 125 children attended bible school while their have holiday from school season, the children was so excited to come to the church,
they came early while waiting for us as teachers, they were singing gospel children first before we started the praise and worship service.
We’ve been stayed and slept over at locals people house,it was really countryside place NO SIGNALS Connection actually. We’ve been to stayed like 3 days 2 night, I’ve been experiencing join with local people, we have been 3 days Christian children Bible school while, at this moment they have high season school from new chapter season at this village because in the next Sunday they need to staring new charter school with the new part. We began from Friday to Sunday afternoon, with singing Gospels song, stories about Jesus, games, bible reading, stage dolls and watching movies about children church and movie about Jesus. At the Sunday, we have been joined for Sunday service with locals people with traditional of Sumbanise service and also mixed with Sumba language also the Songs of Book we were singing came from its called’ KIDUNG JEMAAT and also we got participated singing like a vocal group in the Sunday service like four times, with current their pastor and two local friends. It was an honor it, we been joined the service.
Life in Sumba it wasn’t easy,as i’m a volunteer worker joining with mission Trip. We are the team still struggling about how we survive to get a clean water,its limit access to get connection signal,limited electric only available from 6pm til 11pm but sometime until at 5am,we need to get ready with some light to find a toilet early morning or when late afternoon to get people place for visiting a family locals and prayer with them for about their sickness family. The tradisional of Sumba locals people when they have guess they also offering betel nuts is very general every tradision locals chewing it but leaves it the rest of its traces,as we like are guests we needed to taking it at least even we dont like it to eating it,only just for appreciate to the family we’ve been visited.