JEAP Assistance for English Teaching Certification

Posted by chuck @ 10:45 pm on August 4, 2008

Below I have posted an email message that was sent by Elder Subandriyo to the board of JEAP.

(Chuck Lambson)

Dear Friends:

Last Sunday I was in Bandung to attend Branch conference.  The sacrament meeting went very well. It was well organized and we all well taught by the speakers.  I was particularly very impressed with the piano player; I knew her family very well.  Her father was a custodian many years ago, and her older sister was a missionary with us.  There are probably 6 children in the family.  This special young lady who played the piano also speaks very good English.  Thanks to the couples who taught her well.  After the meeting I asked her what is she doing, and she said, “not much”  She told me she teaches her little sister and brother English.  I asked if she goes to college and she said “no”.  I asked if she teaches English to her neighbor to earn small income, she said “no” then she continued, “I don’t have the teaching manual to teach”.  This sister completed her high school last year.  I also met with a few returned missionaries who work at the Church water project in Bandung. All of them come from humble families, almost all high school graduate.  That Sunday experience stayed with me and made me to ponder how can I help them.  The song No. 219 in our hymnbook came to my mind:

“Because I have been given much, I too must give…

I shall divide my gift from thee

With ev ‘ry brothers that I see

Who has the need of help from me”

This morning, as I did my morning “ritual” on my way to work at Jaredita’s grave to offer my pray to Heavenly Father, a strong feeling came to me…”You need to enlarge the Jaredita Education Assistance Program (JEAP) to help those poor but capable young people”… I thought to myself… I can donate regularly to JEAP and I won’t get broke…I wept as I rode on my motor bike to work.  I felt a strong feeling that we need to campaign aggresively to collect a larger donation to help our young people to get education. For your information, because of legal complication PEF is not existing in Indonesia.  I shared my experience with President Marchant and he felt good about it.  I asked him how much we should aim in raising the donation this year, he said, “$ 25,000”

Now, my friends, I know we can do it.  There are many people we know that has been blessed abundantly in their life, even among our own returned missionary group.  Let’s work together to make it happen.

For further information, please, contact Chad Emmett ( and Erwin Dumalang ( for the local donation.

Terima kasih banyak, salam kasih saya,

Joshua Subandriyo (Yoyo)


The email message below was sent by Chad Emmett shortly after the email above was received:

Dear Friends

Selamat pagi. Thank you to Elder Subandriyo and Erwin Dumalang for their vision and hard work and thanks to those of you who have already contributed. Also thanks to Meldon Larsen and Chuck Lambson for their help. When we first announced JEAP last April we were modest in our goals—which were to help pay for elementary and secondary school fees for LDS youth. We now recognize that there are many other educational needs in Indonesia especially among young adults. For example, senior couples have been diligently teaching English to members in cities like Solo and Jogja, but now with their upcoming departure and no senior couples to replace them, there is an urgent need for well trained local members to continue the English language courses. Part of your JEAP donations will help pay tuition for worthy Latter-day Saint young adults with proven foreign language abilities to attend a three year foreign language academy to obtain proper certification to teach English. JEAP will help with tuition for two years and then the recipients will pay for the third year’s expenses. The total cost for the first year of schooling per person is only $475. The recipients of JEAP assistance will help the current senior couples with their English classes and then in the future they will offer English classes to other members.

So far this year we have received $5,000 in donations ranging from $10 to $1,000. With increased donations we will be able to expand educational assistance to a larger population of adult members. Please forward this message or deliver the flyer to any others who might be willing to help. The attached flyer is the most current one and it gives all of the information needed to contribute. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give.


Chad Emmett