Among the 40 native missionaries in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission, are three pairs of siblings. "This shows the growth of the Church in Indonesia," said President Ross H. Marchant.
Elder Yogi Effi Yohanto is the first child of Christiandoko Effi Yohanto and Hestining Iriani Effi Yohanto, who both served as missionaries in Indonesia in the '80s. His younger brother, Elder Yudah Effi Yohanto, began his mission in February. Elder Yogi Effi Yohanto is serving as an assistant to Indonesia Jarkata Mission President Marchant while his brother serves in Yogyakarta.
Elder Tarsis Bayodo is serving in the mission office. His older sister, Sister Kezzia Bayodo, is serving in Solo, Central Java. Their grandfather, Wenni Nonne, was baptized in 1970 by a young missionary, Elder Marchant, who now serves as the mission president. Their mother, Augustin Anditiawati Nonne Bayodo, is a returned missionary.
Elder Hugo Supriyanto is serving in Medan, North Sumatera. Meanwhile, his brother, Elder Jevon Supriyanto, is serving in Manado, North Sulawesi. Natives of Bekasi, a suburb of Jakarta, they have been serving for 22 and four months respectively. Their father, Eko Supriyanto, served as well in the same mission 20 years ago, in 1990.
Elder Ezra Taft Benson dedicated Indonesia on Oct. 26, 1969. He was then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Indonesia has more than 240 million people. There are more than 5,000 members throughout the islands of Indonesia.