The project – Living Waters Village

 

Introducing Ronny and Kay Heyboer

Ronny and Kay left Australia for the mission field in January 1995 after graduating Bible College at Rhema Bible College in Townsville, Australia. They began their ministry in the city of Kuching, East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo where Ronny was assisting with the church planting program in a local ministry. In 1997 they relocated to the Indonesian part of Borneo, West Kalimantan, which is where they continue to live and minister today. They have four children and five grandchildren all currently living in Australia.

They are the Founders & Director of: Rivers of life Ministries Borneo which has started up Ministries such as: Living Waters Village, Medical Ministries, Church Planting Ministries.

 

 

The vision

The Lord gave Ronny & Kay a vision in 1995 to go to Borneo and reach the tribal Dayak people of Borneo with the Gospel message of love and salvation. They moved to the city of Sintang in January 2002 after ministering for several years in Sanggau, and rented a large building so that they could provide accommodation and care for many children in crisis. Many children that arrive are malnourished and suffer from diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and typhoid. Some are orphans while others come from broken families.

In December 2002 the Lord clearly showed Ronny to prepare a place in the jungle for 1,000 neglected children and schools for 2,000 children. After searching for 10 months for the right piece of land finally the Lord directed them to a remote area.

They now have purchased more than 280 hectares of land in the jungles of Borneo in the most miraculous way and have commenced an extensive building project which will provide accommodation for those 1,000 neglected children and schools for 2,000 children, from primary to high school level, workers’ and teachers’ accommodation, training centre, Praise & Worship centre, clinic, hospital, air strip and Bible College.

Currently they have over 570 children and youth in the village which is called Living Waters Village.

Apart from providing the children with love and care, having their physical needs met and receiving an education, they are also trained spiritually. They equip these young people so that they can return to their villages as well as go into other villages that are unreached, plant churches and bring the gospel to their people.

 

Their team

Apart from several young local leaders who have grown up with them, who have completed their Bible College and/or university levels, they also have a number of people from around the world who are with them serving the Lord long term there.  They also have 40 full time laborers whom they employ from the local community in order to provide an income for them so that they too can look after their families. Ronny & Kay always welcome visiting teams and individuals who want to come and assist in some way. Want to know what you can do as a volunteer? Click here!

 

Map of Living Waters Village  (click here to zoom in on the map)