When the Rev.. Munson and Rev.. Lyman; American missionaries killed in Sisangkak Lobupining (road between Khajuraho - Sibolga) by King Panggalamei in 1834, that year, exactly on 06 February a baby born in a small island Marsch Nordstand, on the north coast of Germany bordering Denmark Region. His father and his mother Anna Nommensen Peter gave the name "Ludwig Ingwer" which means "Hope Pedestal". I.L. Nommensen was the first child and the only boy among 4 brothers. He was born to a very poor family. His mother Anna and father Peter, frequently ill, who always sits in his home for a spinning rope or mending clothes sweatshirt material.
In his childhood, Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen diligently help her parents; herding cattle, and nearly all of the sheep in his village had been grazed, only to expect a salary, in order to help and support his very poor family. However, he was also very diligent to school, although he only went to school in winter (November - April), or when all the cattles had already entered the cage. At school he admired his teacher Mr. Callisen, a teacher who had an important role to motivated him to be a missionary then. The teacher often tells the story of a missionary who fought to liberate the nation from poverty, slavery and animism (idolatry).

When he was 12 years old exactly in 1846, Nommensen had an accident which caused him unable to walk for one year. He was paralyzed unable to walk because his legs kept festering and apparantly decomposed. So the doctor said: "If you want to live these legs had to be cut". Nommensen was not willing to. By Christmas 1847, Nommensen who always reading the Bible, mulling and reading Bible verses Joh. 14: 14 "If you ask anything in my name, I will do it." He was very excited after reading that verse, he was sure of it. So Nommensen encourage his vow that his whole life will be given to God when the pain healed. Soon a doctor came to his house, and gave him medicine. "Absolutely amazing", there's apparently a change to his legs, Nommensen was finally able to walk again. "It was a great miracle, God !!!".

On the 2nd of May 1848, when he was 14, his father, Peter Nommensen, died. At the age of 15 right on Palm Sunday in 1849, Nommensen was baptised. verse which he received was: "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thy words are deeds of eternal life "(Joh 6: 68). he was still pondering the verse and made it up in his life, giving all his life to God. After baptized, he looked more mature, particularly because of the encouragement from his family and the need to replace his father, responsible for supporting his family.

Also, as a shepherd of sheep and oxen, he became a railroad worker in a small town Hunsum and Rendsburg, as well as repairing island pacifier which was hit by the waves in his hometown. He had became a teacher helper to Nahsen's family, in Risum and in 1854 Nommensen was called to be a teacher in Gotteskoog, to teach 19 children of rich farmers. In Risum, Nommensen was just like a homeless, because he was traveling with his disheveled clothes and wrapped in a pillow case and tied them with a stick. Pastor of Nibul who admired him, contact the inspector Wallman in Barmen, with help from Ephorus Versman so that Nommensen could be accepted there. And it's a chance for Nommensen to fulfill his promise to God to be a missionary.

In August 1857, Nommensen was accepted at Missionhaus, school of theology in Wuppertal, Barmen which often called as Barmen Comapany. He was preparing himself to be a pastor who missionar. During School Pastor Nommensen shows the attitude of a very humble, friendly to his friends. He was ordained a pastor in Barmen on October 13, 1861, almost simultaneously with the establishment of HKBP in Parausorat, Sipirok on October 7, 1861, by Heine, Klammer, Betz and Van Asselt. Furthermore Barmen Mission Nommensen be directly sent missionaries in Batak.

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