A time of great celebration for The Salvation Army in Indonesia was closely followed by flooding and landslides, leading to significant damage and loss of life.
Less than a week after celebrations of the 117th anniversary of Salvation Army work in Indonesia the area was hit by flash flooding and landslides. More than 100 homes were destroyed and at least six people are known to have been killed, including the mother of a Salvation Army training college officer/pastor and a relative of another officer/pastor. Four officers/pastors homes were destroyed and there was also damage to Salvation Army property.
Emergency services teams from four Salvation Army divisions responded immediately to the disaster and are currently assessing the need for short and long-term support. Government representatives and non-governmental organizations are also taking part in the relief operation.