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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Church Planters and the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2020

We thank our Lord who continues to open the way for our church planters to disciple members of the house churches and the new believers. In the areas where lockdown…

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IOSC May June 2020 update

Serving In The Midst of Shutdown

May 13, 2020

One of our church planting teams reports how they are ministering amid the virus shutdown. SERVING IN THE MIDST OF SHUTDOWN We give thanks to God who always provides health…

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IOCS March April 2020 update

Pioneering a Ministry in a New Place

May 6, 2020

One of Cahaya Suku’s church planting teams started serving among the Muslims in the city of Ja* in Sumatra in mid-February. The team, consisting of 2 families, was grateful because…

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Prayers and Praises from Malaysia

March 4, 2020

Daily, we face harassment on our Disciples, and fear of being arrested is part of our daily life. Amen to that.

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Multiplication Big Time!

February 4, 2020

Eyo*, a 60-year-old traditional farmer, claimed to believe in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He is the first person we won to Jesus in his village. We always visited his…

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IOSC Nov Dec 2019

Disaster Leads to New Life

January 21, 2020

Some time ago, a tsunami struck a coastal city on Java Island. After the disaster and things somewhat settled down, God brought Kasep* (a Sundanese Christian Fellowship church planter) into…

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Pray – Flood in Indonesia

January 13, 2020

On 1st January, on the western side of Indonesia, a flood occurred, but we are thankful that our team is all safe. Please pray for us so that through this…

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IOCS Nov Dec 2019

Unemployed Man Gains More than a Job

January 12, 2020

This Cahaya Suku church planting team consists of three families — team leader John* and his family and Rich* and Donny* with their families. The island where they serve experienced…

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God has Many Ways to Make the Gospel Known

October 17, 2019

A testimony of two church planters who are serving in the eastern part of Indonesia: Rendy*, a church planter, was traveling in July to visit a few areas that were…

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We are on our Knees in Prayer

September 24, 2019

Summary of April Praise the Lord this month was filled with many exciting events and fellowships. We had the privilege to baptize three young people, and now they are with…

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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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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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