FGA Surabaya Life Group - the ongoing journey, by Pastor Dodi:

About the Life Group: "My Life Group comprises students who come from different tribes in Indonesia such as Irian Jaya [PAPUA], Ambon, Flofes, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Java, Roger, and Sumba. These students are always busy with their assignments, and so I have to constantly adjust meeting times to suit them in such a way that our meetings do not disrupt their study times."

The biggest challenge about starting a church plant: "Teaching them the Bible in a simple way, because they have not much knowledge of the Bible despite coming from Christian families. Next would be enlightening them on the importance of discipleship and how to evangelise to the community around them."

What I love most about my work: "This opportunity gives me a chance to mix with a different culture and age group from my own, and the biggest challenge in my relationship with them is to learn to recognise their needs in spite of the difference. Through this opportunity, God shapes my character too." How God shapes my character: "God shows me that how to love people who are different from who I am, and to guide them as disciples. Discipleship does not mean that God sends us people who are exactly like us. Also, God has taught me how to be a good shepherd, just like He is to me."