Julia Theis Dermawan

In the years between 1915 and 1940, the Niasan church in Indonesia rapidly grew. During this twenty-five year period, between the Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee, the number of baptized believers in Nias increased from about 20,000 to 135,000.

The great revival movement that occurred in the island caused this phenomenal growth. Known as the Fangesa Dödö (“the Great Repentance”),1 it manifested a great conviction for and confession of sin. This paper is a historical report on the Nias revival from available sources and will show how it contributed to the overall growth of the church. This paper has also a pragmatic purpose: to remind all Asian Christians of the importance of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for the growth of Christianity in Asia today.

Artikel lengkap: Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2 (January 2003).

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