East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, anexclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. East Timor has a lower-middle-income economy. About 37.4% of the country’s population lives below the international poverty line which means living on less than U.S. $1.25 per day and about half or 50% of the population is illiterate.
Activities in East Timor started in 2004 by advertising in the local English Newspaper. During the last few years we have had the opportunity to talk to students learning English at the local university. Most of the ecclesia in Dili has developed from this programme. Since the first baptism in 2010 we now have 14 brothers and one sister. As most of our brothers have come from various districts around the country for their studies we look forward to the Good News of the Kingdom of God being extended throughout the region. Fieldworkers are always welcome. It’s only a little over a one hour flight from Darwin.