Our primary strategy in Southeast Asia is to train and send church planters to live in unreached communities, share the Gospel, form house churches, and initiate holistic projects that help meet pressing community needs. Typically, Muslims must be exposed to a Christian witness 50 times before they will believe in Christ. In addition to church planting, we also emphasize leadership training, media outreach, holistic ministry, and youth development. Our ultimate goal is to see believers join together in house churches that are impacting their Muslim communities with the love of Christ.

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Our primary strategy in Southeast Asia is to train and send church planters to live in unreached communities, share the Gospel, form house churches, and initiate holistic projects that help meet pressing community needs. Typically, Muslims must be exposed to a Christian witness 50 times before they will believe in Christ. In addition to church planting, we also emphasize leadership training, media outreach, holistic ministry, and youth development. Our ultimate goal is to see believers join together in house churches that are impacting their Muslim communities with the love of Christ.

Except for the Philippines which is majority Catholic, the countries of Southeast Asia—Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the southern region of Thailand—are dominated by Islam. In total, more than 230 million Muslims inhabit this region. In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, there are many positive dynamics taking place including the presence of healthy churches, relative religious freedom, and openness on the part of Muslims to the Gospel. Still, Indonesia has more unreached people groups than any other country in the world except India.

The next ten years will be a key time in the history of Indonesia. The Church is breaking through long-held barriers. As these breakthroughs happen, there is great potential for the Church to break through the barrier of Islam. With your partnership, thousands of Muslims are being reached with the Gospel, and churches are being formed in areas where they have never existed before.

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His Work is Now Over

June 2, 2021

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Our last update was about Andi, leader of our first generation of house churches. Just recently, he was looking for work…

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Edo’s Baptism

April 23, 2021

The first time I met Edo was in 2020. When I saw him, my heart moved to chat with him. But I wasn’t sure how to start up a conversation….

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Determined to Work

April 14, 2021

Andi is the leader of the first generation of believers in a remote part of Indonesia. He used to work as a home builder, but he is 63 and has…

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A Discussion with a Muslim Apologist

April 7, 2021

Our team started an outreach ministry in one Indonesian province less than a year ago. We are grateful for 11 new believers from this ministry. In addition to discipling these…

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Discipleship Update

April 5, 2021

Our team is focusing on discipleship and training. Eight house church leaders participated in weekly training in January. The first group studied the creation story in Genesis and concluded that…

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A Seed Grows After Two Years

March 26, 2021

Two years ago, our team met Tria, a 29-year-old local woman, when our friend, a Christian, brought her to our house. My wife and I got to know her and…

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Two Families of New Believers

February 8, 2021

Nam‘s Family Two church planters in Indonesia first met Nam (53) at the end of August when they were on their way to a new ministry area. Nam was resting…

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Considering the Word

January 25, 2021

I have known Brother Senen for a long time and have been building relationship with him. This month I made up my mind to share the Gospel with him and…

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Midnight Baptism

January 11, 2021

I have been working for almost one year with the church planting team and have been preaching the Gospel on the island. Some people said they wanted to believe, but,…

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Four Indonesians Change their Eternal Destiny

December 15, 2020

We thank God for His grace and guidance for our church planters. Although at one point our region had a high percentage of people contracting the coronavirus, our church planters…

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  1. Paula Tudoran

    Lord, I am lifting up to you every person in this area who already heard the Gospel to open their hearts and accept you as their Savior. I am praying in Jesus’ name. Amen

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  2. James Bakul Mazumdar

    I would like to establish/Build a church at detached char-land area of the Padma river at Faridpur, Bangladesh. Where there are 50% lower cast people are living. They are unknown about Jesus Christ. My prayer to God and you all to help me on the above issue.
    May God bless you all.
    Thank you,
    Yours in Him,
    James B. Mazumdar,
    Faridpur, Bangladesh

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    • Partners International

      Hello James, your partnership request had been sent to our International Ministries Department. Thank you for your interest in Partners International!

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  3. Prabhudas

    Helo all dear, my request pray to all dear our gospel outreach ministry mission and Build church at some village .Where there are no church and not devlopment areas. Peoples also not educated and lower cast people are living. They are unknown about Jesus Christ. My prayer to GOD and all you to help me on the above subject
    May God bless you to all members of this team
    Thank you,

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General Ministry Fund – Southeast Asia

Our primary strategy in Southeast Asia is to train and send church planters to live in unreached communities, share the Gospel, form house churches, and initiate holistic projects that help meet pressing community needs. Typically, Muslims must be exposed to a Christian witness 50 times before they will believe in Christ. In addition to church planting, we also emphasize leadership training, media outreach, holistic ministry, and youth development. Our ultimate goal is to see believers join together in house churches that are impacting their Muslim communities with the love of Christ.

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