"Jadi apabila anak itu memerdekakan kamu, kamupun benar-benar merdeka" (Yohanes 8:36)

Pastor Simon Neo (Executive Director)

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Thanks and praise to the Lord! YBMI has entered into our 7th year of grateful ministry for God. As I reminisce upon YBMI’s footsteps on this journey of faith, my thoughts flow towards the initial vision from God which led to the founding of YBMI’s ministry. I was invited in 1994 by PGTI to preach at the “Evangelism in the Year 2000” series of Gospel rallies in 8 cities in East, West and Central Java, and to share the vision of Gospel-based Drug Rehabilitation. The Gospel is the power of God and by our Lord Jesus Christ, those in bondage are released, the oppressed are delivered, the blind can see, the suffering receive peace, despair is turned to hope, lost souls are redeemed and broken families are restored.

YBMI’s theme for the 7th anniversary celebrations is “Praise Him for His Mighty Acts!”We hope to demonstrate an exceptionally important truth to the world: what is impossible with man, is possible with God. We firmly believe that in Christ, drug addicts will see the light of hope in their lives. According to Mark 5:1-20, there was a demon possessed man in Gerasenes who lived naked in a cemetery, shouting day and night and hurting himself with sharp stones. He broke the chains that were used to restrain him and no one dared to go near him nor help him. We thank God that one day, Jesus arrived in the region and His love and mercies came upon this man, delivering him completely from bondage and bestowing a new life upon him. When this man experienced God’s grace, he wanted to follow Jesus, but the Lord had greater plans for him, and He told the man: ”Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you." So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him.”

Today, the Lord’s love is upon Indonesia as many young lives are being hurt by addiction to drugs, and the number of drug addicts in Indonesia now stands at 3.2 million. Each day, 40 to 50 drug addicts die from an overdose, which translates into nearly 15,000 such deaths each year. The problem of drug abuse is a crisis in modern day society. Countless youths with bright futures destroyed themselves, hurt their families, and disrupted society after they were involved in drugs. Many of them have lost their prospects or even their lives. One man’s drug addiction can lead to woe for the entire family, and many families have fallen victim to drugs. Crimes in society, the spread of incurable diseases, and family breakdowns are all inseparable from the drug problem. Gospel-based Drug Rehabilitation is the work of God in this degenerate era, manifesting His power, love, and compassion. In response to the Macedonian Call of drug addicts, YBMI begun its drug rehabilitation ministry efforts by the promise of the Lord: “If the Son therefore shall set you free, You shall be free indeed.” YBMI continues to serve the Lord and help those who are bound by drugs through faith in God’s word and empowerment by God’s grace. Praise the Lord! He had also raised God-loving brethren to come forward with a burden of love to contribute towards our ministry’s work. The road to serve drug addicts is not an easy road. It is narrow and perilous, but the Lord’s companionship and co-labour was always present. Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him (Psalm 126:5-6)

Dear brothers and sisters, the Lord said to the disciples in Matthew 9:35-38: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest” The calamitous tide of drugs is a very real concern for today’s society and every family in Indonesia. We pray for God to touch the church leaders and our brothers and sisters in Christ to play a part in stemming the drug epidemic in this heavenly mission to glorify God and bring salvation to man. The Lord Jesus Christ had indeed paid a heavy price to save us from the clutches of sin. He had done great things in our lives and gave us the opportunity to serve in His ministry to seek and save the lost. The fruits we enjoy today are all born of the Lord’s love and mercy. Let us praise Him for His mighty acts all through our lives!


感谢赞美主!印尼椰城突破宣道之家如今已正式迈入了第七年的感恩事奉。此际我回想椰城突破之家在为主服事嗜毒者的天路历程上所留下的佳美脚踪,思潮中不禁又泛起印尼突破宣道之家福音戒毒事工异象使命的开始。我在1994年应华人服务中心(现称“印华基联”)之邀,参与迈向公元两千年福音广传运动,到印尼东西中爪哇各城市,分享福音戒毒的异象使命。福音本是上帝的大能,乃因为耶稣基督,能够使被掳的得释放、受压制的重获自由、瞎眼的得看见、痛苦的得享平安、绝望的成为盼望,失丧的灵魂蒙恩得拯救、破碎的家庭重新建立!如今,祷告蒙神垂听、异象成为事实。神兴起了他的仆人,奉献了一片佳美之地,成为了吸毒者及其受伤的家人蒙恩蒙福的应许之地。感谢赞美主!荣耀全都归与主圣名!

椰城突破之家庆祝七周年感恩纪念的主题:“要因祂大能的作为赞美祂!”。突破乃是要向世人宣告一个非常重要的真理:“在人不能,在神凡事都能”。因为我们深深地相信,在耶稣基督里,嗜毒者的生命能够重现曙光。马可福音5:1-20记载,在格拉森这个地方有一个被鬼附的人,他赤身露体住在坟茔里,昼夜大喊大叫,用石头砍伤自己。当地的人用铁链脚镣锁住他,可是他力大无穷,连铁链和脚镣都能挣断弄碎,没有一个人敢靠近他和帮助他。然而,感谢赞美主!有一天,主耶稣来到这个地方,主的爱和怜悯临到了他,使他被捆绑的生命得着完全的释放、得享新生命的真自由。当他经历了主耶稣基督救赎的恩典后,立刻决志跟随耶稣,但主在他身上却有更大更美的计划,乃是要使他成为多人的祝福。主耶稣告诉他说:“你回家去,到你的亲属那里,将主为你所做的是何等大的事,是怎样怜悯你,都告诉他们。”那人就走了,在低加波利传扬主耶稣为他做了何等大的事。

今天,主的怜悯慈爱临到印尼,因印尼许多青少年人被毒品所捆绑所伤害。印尼嗜毒者的人数达到三百二十多万之众。每天更有四五十名嗜毒者因滥用过量毒品而暴毙,每年因嗜毒而丧命的人数超过了一万五千人。毒品问题是今天的印尼社会所面临的一个巨大危机!许多的大好青年,因染上毒瘾而被捆绑,摧毁自己、伤害家人、破坏社会,且断送了他们宝贵的青春、前途,甚至是性命。所谓“一人吸毒,全家受苦受害”,许多的家庭因孩子吸毒而家破人亡。社会上无数犯罪犯法的事、各种的可怕的传染病,以及家庭破裂的悲剧都和毒品有关。福音戒毒乃是主耶稣在这堕落败坏的世代里所兴起的圣工,为的是要彰显祂大能大恩大爱的作为。突破之家回应印尼嗜毒者马其顿的呼声,本着“天父的儿子若叫你们自由,你们就真自由了”的应许,开始了福音戒毒的工作使命。椰城突破之家能够走到今天,乃是凭着信心、靠着主的恩典忠心地事奉主,专心地服事嗜毒的朋友。感谢赞美主!主也在教会当中兴起了有负担有感动,爱主爱灵魂的弟兄姊妹们,前来参与突破的服事。服事嗜毒者的使命是非常艰巨的,这条窄路是不容易走的。然而,却经历到主的同在同工。“流泪撒种的,必欢呼收割!带种流泪出去的,必要欢欢乐乐地带禾捆回来”(诗126:5-6)

主内弟兄姊妹们,主耶稣在马太福音9:35-38里对门徒说:“要收的庄稼多,作工的人少。所以,你们当求庄稼的主打发工人出去收他的庄稼。”毒品的祸害关系到整个社会和每一个家庭的未来,我们求恩主兴起众教会的牧者和领袖,以及有负担有爱心的弟兄姊妹们和突破之家同心协力,以爱心的行动来关心现今印尼社会的毒品问题,大家一起来参与推动这荣神益人、爱人救人的天国事工。主耶稣在我们的生命里面为我们行了大事,祂以救赎的重价将我们从罪恶的捆绑里面拯救出来,更让我们能够在祂爱罪人、拯救罪人的圣工上有份。我们今天所蒙的恩乃是出于主的慈爱和怜悯。让我们一生都因祂大能的作为来赞美祂!