Asia is bursting with economic and population growth…and overwhelming human need. Tremendous diversity of culture and religion make it a challenging context in which to communicate the Gospel.

The most exciting growth in Asia is in the Church! God is pouring out His Spirit and grace, and we are excited to be there with His servants from many nations seeking to make Christ known!

For the safety of our missionaries and partners, some of our work in Asia cannot be specifically identified. If you’d like to know more about these creative access countries, please contact us.

We are working in the following Asian countries and regions:

Central Asia

After the end of the Soviet Union, Islam has reemerged as a central cultural force in the Central Asian nations. The Church faces varying levels of persecution, but small groups of national, evangelical believers are growing.

We partner with local believers in several Central Asian countries focusing on outreach, church planting, and life-on-life discipleship models through business as mission endeavors.

East Asia

east asian pandasWhile East Asia has recently seen explosive growth in churches and new believers, the overwhelming majority of the population still lives without the hope of the Gospel. Building the Church here requires innovative evangelistic and discipleship methods alongside business endeavors that contribute to the country’s economy.

We serve with the local Church to strengthen it through discipleship and leadership training while focusing outreach on sharing the Gospel with the local people through intentional relationship building.

South Asia

south asia ladyThe population in South Asia is booming as quickly as the region’s economic power on the world stage. The Church faces difficult obstacles including religious persecution, systemic poverty, and a rigid class system as it tries to reach the region’s high number of unreached people groups.

We partner with local believers in a variety of holistic ministries–micro-finance, medical programs, and education outreaches–to meet physical needs while sharing God’s love through intentional relationship building.

Southeast Asia

Buddhism and ancestor worship, economic hardships and human trafficking, imperialism and communism, all greatly influence the nations of Southeast Asia. Despite apathy to the Gospel or even outright persecution, the Church is growing and maturing.

We partner with local believers to focus on outreach, church-planting, discipleship, and holistic ministry through intentional relationship building and business initiatives.


The Philippines has a strong Roman Catholic heritage, but the Evangelical Church is growing steadily. Filipino believers are eager to grow and share the Gospel, but many leaders struggle with limited access to Christian education and training.

We partner with several Christian colleges and seminaries in the Philippines to help the Filipino Church develop strong Christian leaders rooted in Scripture.


ThailandThailand is a majority Buddhist country that maintains religious freedom. Even after more than a century of Christian mission, however, brothels outnumber churches and evangelical believers are less than 1% of the population. Hope for a breakthrough in Thailand blooms with increased openness to the Gospel, and significant unity and vision among evangelical leaders.

We partner with local churches and believers to focus on church planting, leadership development, and holistic ministries, including anti-trafficking efforts.

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