Indonesian Church Planters Use Bird Farming as New Fundraiser to Build Churches

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There are so many creative ways to fundraise. Why not use one to raise money for church planting? Indonesian pastors are doing just that, with songbird farming.

“Right now, one couple is start nesting. And every month, we hope that this bird that is nesting will give us small bird and we usually can sell this bird two months out,” Oscar with FMI says.

Songbirds are a luxury item among the wealthy in Java and can sell for five million Rupiah, or the equivalent of $300. This is half of the monthly income of the average wage worker.

Oscar works on teaching new church planters new ways to raise money for ministry, while also providing for their families.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Briana Dortch


  • Pray for these micro-enterprises, that they will both raise money for church planters and provide support
  • Pray for the training of these new church planters
  • Pray that the Gospel will be spread throughout Indonesia