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Missionary work in Indonesia to be presented Sunday

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By Kirsten Laskey

Terry and LuLu Paschall have been spreading their faith and helping to rebuild a country for the past four years. Sunday, the Paschalls’ will share stories about their missionary work in Indonesia at 6 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Assembly of God.The Paschalls work through the Assemblies of God World Missions. Terry preaches and teaches while LuLu speaks to women’s ministries groups and teaches study series.Additionally, the Paschalls work with the tsunami/earthquake aid distribution and reconstruction in the northern part of Indonesia, including Aceh and the island of Nias.They returned to New Mexico for a year but will be traveling back to Indonesia in August.The Rev. Tom Kearns explained New Beginnings Fellowship Assembly of God sponsors the Paschalls, who are from New Mexico.Their presentation not only updates the community on what they have accomplished in the Indonesia, but also garner support for the Paschalls’ cause.“One reason (we invited them) is because they are from New Mexico and involved in our fellowship,” Kearns said. “We always try to support those going out from our area.”Terry added, “It’s just an opportunity for us to share exactly what we’ve done over the last four years.”While the Paschalls are giving a four-year update, they have actually worked in Indonesia since 1987. “It’s where the Lord brought us,” Terry said. “(It’s) the place God directed us to.”A lot has been accomplished during their time there. Terry said since the tsunami and earthquake, they have been providing relief for about three years. They distributed necessities for people to exist and livelihood aid.They provided 15,000 sets of schoolbooks and constructed 39 buildings including schools, medical facilities and churches.These experiences, Terry said, “just gives us a broader perceptive what the world is like.”He added they were exposed to different cultures and ideas.“(It) gives you more diversity in looking at life and looking at people,” Terry said.Through their presentation, Terry said he hopes the audience learns they can help anyone, anywhere.“(We) just want to help people realize all of us have the opportunity to influence and help people ee (We) just try and touch people around us,” he said.