Communion of Churches in Indonesia - Persekutuan Gereja-gereja di Indonesia (PGI)

Tree 199

Planted by:

Rev. Dr. Andreas A. Yewangoe (General Chairman) and Rev. Gomar Gultom (General Secretary)

Biblical Votum :

Isaiah 41,19-20: " I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together, that they may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it."

Tree species:

Malus - Apfel 'Finkenwerder Herbstprinz' - Apple Tree

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On October 1st, 2014, President Pastor Andreas A. Yewangoe (left) and General Secretary Pastor Gomar Gultom (right) planted a “Finkenwerder Herbstprinz” apple tree on behalf of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia. They took part in an ecumenical conference in the Netherlands together with the treasurer Pastor Kumala Setiabrata (center). The Communion of Churches in Indonesia is an ecumenical consortium of more than 70 Protestant churches in Indonesia.

Planting the partner tree :

On June 15th, 2014, during the LWF Council meeting in Medan, Indonesia, several trees were planted as partner trees to the Luthergarten in Wittenberg, including the trees for the National Committee, the Communion of Churches in Indonesia, The Indonesian Christian Church (HKI), the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), and the Simalungen Protestant Christian Church (GKPS). Representatives of the 13 LWF member churches in Indonesia planted young mango, avocado, banana, and durian trees on the grounds of the Ecumenical Center in North Sumatra. The first three trees were planted by LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan (2nd from left), LWF General Secretary Pastor Martin Junge (left), and representatives of the seven LWF regions. “May these trees grow as our communion in the Lutheran World Federation is growing,” declared LWF President Younan.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
Tree 199
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