The SEAsia Team
The sights on the islands of Southeast Asia are often breathtaking: terraced rice patties cascading down mountainsides, majestic volcanoes, a magnificent array of wildlife and flowers. It’s a land abundant with beauty, exotic foods, glorious colors, and plenty of smiling faces; however, just beyond the allure of the beauty, lies a staggering spiritual need. These islands have had the distinction of being one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. But, that is changing!
God, working through many faithful servants over many years, has brought about a spiritual movement in this area! Currently, three XCF church planting families have the great privilege of watching this miraculous movement of the Spirit, and remain committed to being used of God for his good intentions toward these people. Despite the significant progress, the work is still difficult. Believers are likely to face rejection of family and loss of protection from governing authorities. Poverty and spiritual oppression are ever present. Most live in daily fear of “gods” and spirits who can turn on them at any moment. For this reason, we continue to pray they experience the peace and freedom that comes from a personal relationship with Christ.
A Holistic Approach to PovertyThrough the establishment of community centers we strive to take a holistic approach to addressing poverty in SE Asia. This means engaging with factors of health, education, economics, and spirituality. We work with communities to find solutions that meet their unique needs. This includes feeding programs for malnourished children, sponsorships for poor children to attend school, micro-loans and financial accountability, job skills programs, personal mentoring, bible study groups and more. Your gift helps run these programs that meet physical, economical and spiritual needs in the context of community relationships.
Equipping Indigenous Leaders
We continue to see many come to faith, and there remains a great need for spiritual leadership. In addition to meeting the needs mentioned above, donations to the SE Asia Global Partners Fund supports a leadership training program designed to equip and prepare indigenous leaders who can serve, lead and minister to their own people.