Asia Pacific

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Population
903,000,000

SPIRITUALLY LOST 94.98%
858,000,000

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS 1,084

AG CONSTITUENTS 6,229,393

AG CHURCHES  31,076

AG MINISTERS  31,798

MISSIONARIES 367

From sprawling cities to remote jungles, God is opening doors for ministry across Asia Pacific.

The Asia Pacific region extends from the windswept prairies of Mongolia to the thousands of islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean. Languages and cultures are diverse, and wealth exists beside poverty. Some people are isolated in remote jungles, while others live in massive apartment buildings in sprawling metropolitan areas. Yet within these diverse locations, the truth of God’s Word is transcending all barriers.

Although the church in Asia Pacific is growing, the gospel has yet to penetrate the minds and hearts of millions. Poverty, disease and illiteracy create many challenges for outreach. Frequent natural disasters increase the struggles people face. In some places, political unrest and government restrictions limit the spread of the gospel.

Within these difficult circumstances, God is calling believers to full-time ministry, and many are stepping into leadership roles. However, a number of them lack training and are not adequately equipped to pastor a church. Missionaries are working to bridge this gap by providing quality Bible instruction, and a few national churches have instituted mentorship programs. Still, a concerted effort is needed to meet the demand.

God’s work is not hindered by religious restrictions or government decrees. Throughout Asia Pacific’s metropolitan centers, islands and jungle villages, missionaries and national believers are partnering to share the gospel across the region.


 

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