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On the night of December 23, 2012 the Indonesia Embassy in Seoul organized a Christmas celebrations at the neighborhood church. At the Youido Baptist Church, more than 300 Indonesia citizens from various backgrounds, such as workers, students, teachers and others filled the church hall.Those who came not only the citizens who live in Seoul but also from different areas in Korea. Before the service, citizens who came earlier had free medical consultations by the doctors of the church who provided volunteer services. The theme for the service this year was "God has loved us", followed solemnly by the citizens.
On the occasion, ambassador's remarks which was read by the Deputy Chief of Mission of Indonesia stated that as mentioned by the theme this year, "God has loved us", it meant God loved man so that man should love each other as well to follow His example. The citizens were also encouraged to maintain unity and harmony with one another and to take advantage of their experience while in Korea.
In Addition, Mrs. Dewi Gustina Tobing as the head of committee from the Embassy, also said that this event was also part of the construction effort for Indonesia citizens in Korea.
Christmas celebrations were also entertained by performances from Indonesian churches in Korea, prizes and gifts for children from Santa Claus. The celebrations was closed with a dinner.(sosbud)