The choir not only sang and danced, but also shared with us their live-changing testimonies.
On Friday 26 May, Hohidiai Choir came to perform for the Year 8-10 students. This group is from the remote island of Halmahera, near the Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The choir is comprised of 17 orphans. We were truly touched by their performance. Not only did they sing and dance beautifully, but they also shared about how God transformed their lives through Hohidiai group.
Their leaders, Peter and Esther Scarborough, an Australian Missionary couple, have been working in Halmahera Island for God’s mission for more than 20 years. They help set up health clinics, hospitals and schools for the less fortunate and preach the gospel at the same time.
Mr Sam Peletier hosted the assembly, while Sam Richards and Daniel Saw (Year 10) opened the assembly with a prayer in Indonesian and English. Naomi Gong and Bella Napeu (Year 8) closed the assembly with a prayer in Indonesian and English.
We are grateful for God’s blessing that we can live in an abundance in Australia, where daily needs are easily accessible. Imagine living in a remote island where necessities like clean water, electricity, health facilities and education are scarce. One of the testimonies we heard was from a boy who got severely burnt from a gas explosion when he was 6 years old. He had to endure the pain since there were no health clinics of hospitals. His recovery took 1.5 years. As a result, he was rejected by society due to his outer appearance and was told he would not have a future. God used the Hohidiai group to transform this boy’s life. He is not able to travel overseas and testify about God’s goodness.
We pray that God will continue to use this ministry to spread the gospel and bring glory to His name.
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