Mission co-workers Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakott

Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta, whose work in Indonesia FPCNH supports, will visit us on June 12. They will lead adult education together before church, he will preach, and there will be a light lunch (not potluck) after the service for those who are interested in talking to the couple.

Several books about Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, are available from the book cart, as is a copy of a newly published article by Bernie, “Traditional, Islamic and National Law in the Experience of Indonesian Muslim Women.”

Come find out what Presbyterians are doing in this part of the Muslim world.… Continue

A letter from Bernie Adeney-Risakotta serving in Indonesia

March 2016 – Sowing Clover
In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.
—Wendell Berry

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,

Farsijana with women from Gunung Kidul

Farsijana with women from Gunung Kidul

In the dark of the moon we recently experienced a total eclipse of the sun in Indonesia. The puny, little, darkened moon blotted out the sun. That day many Muslims gathered to say extra “solar eclipse prayers.” Hindus carried out rituals to ensure that the sun would come back and Christians gathered to pray.… Continue