On July 20, 2016 nine young people joined Prophet Elijah Carmelite Postulate in Batu Putih Sidikalang North Sumatera. They started the very initial process of becoming Carmelites of the Indonesian Province of Carmelite Order. The new director of the Postulate, Fr. Petrus Harsa O.Carm. formally received them in the Eucharistic celebration of the feast of Prophet Elijah, the spiritual father of the Carmelites. The Provincial Commissary, Fr. Antonius Manik O.Carm. welcomed the nine of them to be part of the Province. This Prophet Elijah Postulate is one of the three Postulate run by the Indonesian Province, another one is in Malang, Java and the other one is in Mataloko Flores.