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Thoughts on faith and life at Friendship Church

5 Questions with...Pranata Sanjaya

Peter Brown


1. How did you first get involved with Friendship Presbyterian?  I came to Taiwan to pursue a master’s degree at National Taiwan University of Science & Technology. I am from Indonesia, and while I was looking for a church in Taipei, one of my friends told me about FPC. Actually, I was quite surprised to find out that there were so many Indonesians there! After that, I started to become a regular attendee and also serve as a member of the worship team.  

2. What do you do Monday through Saturday?  Monday through Friday, I work as an Integrated Circuit (IC) designer (it is the position of engineer, but somehow it is called “designer” for this) in a semiconductor company located in Hsinchu Science Park. Saturdays may vary, but, mostly, I just take a rest after a full week of work.

3. What is something people might be surprised to know about you?  I am not sure about this, but most people I met here never think I am Indonesian. This becomes much more interesting because even other Indonesians talk to me using Chinese or English. And this has happened not only once or twice, but quite often.

4. What do you find most challenging about being a Christian today?  I think the most challenging and concerning thing is the rapid growth of non-gospel-centered churches around us that make people see Christianity in a wrong way. In my opinion, this is not good for either believers or non-believers. That is why I strongly believe that a church plays an important role in providing the right teaching and community for the growth of its members.

5. What is one of your favorite books of the Bible?  The Psalms, because it contains a lot of prayers and praise.