Indonesia Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
June 20-29, 2024 50-75 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia $1500
Flight and visa not included

Trip Overview

Experience a life-changing mission trip to Indonesia with It Is Written! Indonesia is primarily a Muslim country, but there is religious liberty in many capacities. We have been invited by the West Indonesian Union, South Sumatra Mission and Liam ministries to conduct evangelistic meetings and a medical clinic in the city of Bandar Lampung. Pastor Wes Peppers will preach at one large site, and 10 other sites will be preached by volunteers. There will be no construction project on this trip; however, non-medical support team members are needed to assist in running the clinic, preaching or assisting in evangelistic meetings and assisting in a children’s program. There are many people who need Jesus in this region, and your service there will make an impact for eternity!


June 19, 2024


June 30, 2024

Travel Information

Please follow these instructions carefully when booking your flight:

  1. Your flight should depart from the U.S. to Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK) on June 17th.
  2. Once you arrive in Jakarta, you will need a local flight from Jakarta to Bandar Lampung. You will need to book this flight yourself in addition to your flight to Jakarta. Book your flight from the US first and then the flight from Jakarta to BL based on your initial flight itinerary. Book no closer than 3 hours to your landing in Jakarta.
  3. The following airlines offer inexpensive, round trip domestic flights from Jakarta to Bandar Lampung:
  4. Once you book your round trip ticket to Jakarta from the US, then you can book your round trip ticket to Bandar Lampung on the other airline. You will need to make sure that it is within the window of your flight to and from the US. Your domestic ticket back to Jakarta and then the US should be on June 30th. Please note that this is Domestic, and you may have to pay extra for luggage.
  5. Should you need help with booking your flights, please contact Butler Travel in Oregon. They are an Adventist owned travel agency and can help for a minimal fee. It Is Written is unable to assist you with booking flights. We encourage you to utilize their professional services to get the very best possible flights.

Butler Travel
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
(503) 879-5005
Visit Butler Travel online

Accommodation Details

It Is Written seeks to provide the very best accommodations for reasonable pricing. The mission field will require flexibility and sacrifice. Still, we strive to maintain safety and a comfortable and restful experience.

Accommodations will be at the Horison hotel in Bandar Lampung.

Please do not book your own hotel reservation. It Is Written will do that for the entire group. The link above is only for your information

Participants will have a roommate unless you elect to cover the cost of your own room, which you must pay for before departure. This cost varies per trip, so you must contact the office for the amount. It is not guaranteed that a single room will always be possible. This will always depend on local availability.

Local transportation is provided to and from the airport and to all trip destinations.

Three vegetarian meals are provided each day. Due to local limitations, vegan meals are not always an option, although often vegan selections are available.

We are unable to accommodate gluten-free or other similar needs. It is often difficult to obtain these items in other countries. However, the food is usually fresh and simple, so those challenges are not as typical as they are in more developed countries. You are welcome to bring any food items that will meet your needs while there. We encourage you to bring a variety of snacks such as crackers, granola bars, peanut butter, etc. No fresh produce may be brought into any country from another country, although fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance locally. Be sure to pack any liquid items above 3 oz in your checked baggage.

Any food purchases outside of the three provided meals are the participant’s responsibility.

Most hotels we stay at provide laundry services for a fee.

If you plan to arrive early or stay longer, you are responsible for making all of your hotel and transportation arrangements.

Other details will be shared on scheduled zoom meetings. We will have 3 zoom meetings before departure. We will email you with dates and instructions as the time approaches.



To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)

Indonesia Facts & Figures

Country Overview
Five neat facts about Indonesia
1. Indonesia has a lot of people!
It’s an understatement to say Indonesia has a lot of people. With a population of over 264 million, Indonesia ranks fourth as the most densely populated nation in the world following sizable countries such as China, the United States and India.
Indonesia is the most populated nation in Southeast Asia and it’s likely to stay that way – the nation has 100 million more people than the Philippines, the second most populated country in the region. In comparison, Australia’s population of roughly 24 million people share a large landmass (over 7 million km2). Indonesia’s landmass is a lot smaller (1.9 million km2) but its population is almost 11 times larger than Australia!
Over 25 million people in Indonesia continue to live below the poverty line.
2. Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world.
With five major islands and thousands of smaller islands situated between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world! Officially, there are over 17,500 islands that comprise Indonesia, but only 6,000 of those islands are inhabited.
3. There are 100 active volcanoes in Indonesia.
Most Indonesian islands are littered along a volcanic belt and its proximity to the Pacific Ring of Fire exposes the area to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Indonesia is mountainous, with its highest peak reaching 4000 meters above sea level. There are around 400 volcanoes in Indonesia and 100 of those are active!
4. Indonesians love social media!
Like other nascent cities in the region, social media and technology is quickly transforming the way citizens interact with each other and the world. Indonesia is one of the largest social media markets in the world, with over 80 per cent of the population accessing platforms like YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
5. Indonesia has over 600 ethnic groups
Not only is Indonesia a large landmass but the country is incredibly diverse. Although the Javanese people make up 40 percent of the population, there are over 600 ethnic groups and subgroups across Indonesia. Some of these groups include Sudanese natives in Western Java, Batak people in North Sumatra, Sulawesi people and more! There are an astounding 300 local languages and over 500 dialects spoken across Indonesia.
Indonesians are predominantly Muslims, but with a history of Portuguese and Dutch colonization, there are traces of Christianity and Catholicism in Indonesia.
Despite the vast majority of Muslims, there are over 61,000 Christian churches in Indonesia.
Source: Compassion
City of Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung is the capital and largest city of the Indonesian province of Lampung. Located on the southern tip of Sumatra, Bandar Lampung was originally called Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung, since it was a unification of two major settlements in Lampung, before being renamed in 1983. The city lies at the head of Lampung Bay on the south coast of the island of Sumatra. The city’s cottage industries include metalworking, hand-weaving, and pottery and tile making. With air, road, and rail connections, Bandar Lampung is the chief port and transportation center for the surrounding agricultural area, which produces rubber, tea, coffee, and pepper for export.
Source: Wikiwand

Mexico City

Indonesia: 274 million
Bandar Lampung: 1.6 million

The official language is Indonesian.

More than 50% of the country is Roman Catholic. About 20% are evangelical or protestant, and 22% claim no religion.

Bandar Lampung has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round. This climate is typically hot, very humid, and wet with no dry season. The average June temperature for Bandar Lampung is between 70F (low) and 89F (high). June is one of the lesser rainy months.

The official currency of Indonesia is Rupiah which is issued and controlled by the Bank of Indonesia. The currency code for Rupiahs is IDR, and the currency symbol is Rp.
Conversion rate is approximately
$1 USD = $15,652 IDR

There are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins, with two earth clips on the side. Indonesia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Time Difference
Bandar Lampung is in the Western Indonesia time zone. (GMT +7). It is 12 hours ahead of the US Eastern time zone and 15 hours ahead of the Pacific time zone.

Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.

Entry Requirements

  1. US Passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival
  2. Return flight info
  3. Printed Hotel Information
  4. Covid vaccines or testing are NOT required to enter or exit the country

Medical Requirements

Check online for the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your doctor 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need. The CDC can provide helpful information and recommendations. Each recommendation is a personal choice at the discretion of the individual. Participants should consult with their personal physician and make responsible decisions. It Is Written is not responsible for the results of any personal medical decisions.

Registration Information

Register Online

Payment Options

Total Amount for Trip

$1,500 Mission fee not including airfare or visa

This fee covers food, housing, transportation and travel insurance once you have arrived in the country. It also assists with supplies and expenses for the medical clinic and evangelistic meetings. So, your fee covers all of your expenses, and it supports the medical and evangelism work we will do while there. You will also receive a custom It Is Written Mission Trip T-shirt.

Your plane tickets, personal and excursion expenses, or additional baggage fees are separate from the fee. Most people bring $200-$400 for personal spending, but it is at your discretion.<./p>

Fees for Children (not including airfare) are as follow:
Birth-7 years old: $175
8-14 years old: $750
15-17 years old: Full adult price
Group or family of 4 or more will receive a discount of $150 per person.

Cancellation Policy
If the participant cancels before we have booked and paid for the accommodations, internal flights (where applicable), travel insurance, and meal headcount plans, we give a full refund.
If a participant cancels for any reason after the accommodation and reservations have been made we give a 20% refund. Because these factors vary for each trip, you will need to call the office and discuss these details with us as soon as you need to cancel.

Trip Fee Due Date Deadline
Please register and complete your fee payment as soon as possible. The final deadline is June 1, 2024.
If you need an extension beyond this date (due to extenuating circumstances) or have any questions, please call us at the office. Please note that if you are granted extension time, you must pay the remaining fee before departing the country, or your spot will be forfeited, even if you have booked your ticket.
If you are viewing this information beyond June 1 and have interest in the trip, please call us. There may still be vacancies left.
You will receive an email sometime following your trip registration. We are working on a new system for processing, but for now please know that if you submitted your application, we have it. We will connect with you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.

Full Payment Due Date: June 1, 2024

Pay online

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Indonesia Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401