When you invest in Jesus for Asia, you suppport all the projects listed below. We will use the funds toward the areas of greatest need. This allows us to invest your donation in the most effective way possible, giving you the greatest return on your contribution. We thank you, in advance, for your faithfulness!
Josh and Chitlada Bauer, of Bangkok Outreach (a JFA project), are working in one of the largest slums in Bangkok. They've been given a father and mother's heart for these children who grow up mostly ignored, nearly abandoned.
They would like to see these kids go to a Seventh-day Adventist High School and, in the future, possibly even the Adventist University. This fund is for that purpose.
The heart and soul of Jesus for Asia, this is one of the most effective ways we know of to spread the Gospel and develop groups of believers that stay long-term. Jesus for Asia currently has over 220 Bible workers scattered throughout India who are working while we sleep. Praise the Lord!
Lift up the hands of someone on the other side of the world by sponsoring a Bible Worker in India today.
Even though Thailand is a popular tourist destination there are very few Christians living in that beautiful country. There is a desperate need for Bible workers. The President of the Adventist Mission has requested funds to sponsor Bible workers in the South of Thailand in addition to those working in the North. It costs about $240/month to support a Bible worker in Thailand.
The Sharons have been in Thailand for 8 years and have used motorbikes to haul their family and supplies the whole time. This was a conscious choice in order to blend with their neighbors. However, now they live where there are very, very steep roads and Lisa has crashed twice, with injuries that have impacted their ministry. Several villagers have trucks and so it seems to be the right time.
Very few of our over 200 Bible Workers in India have any spiritual books from which to feed and help open their understanding of the Scriptures, including books like the Desire of Ages or Bible Readings for the Home, Steps to Christ, etc. although many of them are available in their local language. This project will place these books in their hands to be used in conducting Bible studies and giving sermons as well as literature to hand out. The influence of this project will spread far and wide.
The two biggest predators children in India face are malnutrition and ignorance. So every evening our schools provide 2 hours of reading, writing, math, and other subjects and then give each child a free meal. Sometimes it is the only full meal a child will have in the day.
And it only costs $7 per child per month.
India has over 30 million orphans! The JFA orphanage provides a safe place for children to be come and find love and a future. Currently, we have 13 children, but will soon be able to add 18-20 more once the new boy's dorm is built. You can sponsor one child for just $30/month. Thank you!
The kids in our orphanage in South India are in need of a Christian school. The basic requirement from the government is 7 rooms with each room a mininum of 17 feet X 17 feet. This school will also be open to children from the local community.
Wat Preah Yesu (Tim and Wendy Maddocks) is located in one of the most touristed spots in Asia. God gave Tim a vision to build a Butterfly aviary to be a compelling witness to the tourists that come from many countries all around the world. Instead of selling the property for millions, they are building it into a witnessing tool for Christ.
This is for the orphanage in South India. This will help protect the children and also the government requires all orphanages to have a fence surrounding the property.
"MissionTrek" is a series of television shows that will be shot by youth, and will follow two 14-yo girls to the mission field where they will discover how they can be a part of the Gospel movement in foreign fields. We are scheduled to begin shooting this January, 2017. We have the funds for the main part of the production but need the last part to make it happen. Your donation will allow us to inspire the next generation of missionaries.
The government rules for orphanages in Tamil Nadu have become much more strict, requiring us to build a new boys dorm at the other end of the property. This will also allow us to increase our capacity to care for more children. The plan is to have the boys dorm on the second floor and a chapel on the first floor for the local villagers as well as the children and staff of the orphanage.
In India, the women are often uneducated and lack a trade, which makes them dependant on their husbands. But if he dies or goes away she is often reduced to begging or worse. We are planning to start these schools everywhere we can because it is estimated there are 40 million widows in India! We just opened a new school at a gypsy camp in South India, but that is just the beginning!
Education is an effective way to reach not only the students but their families and community. The Cambodian Adventist Mission has a plan to develop a boarding school near the city of Battambang Khmer, the official Cambodian language. The first step will be to purchase land, about 9 acres, located 5-10 kilometers outside the city limits. Miranda Lundby, currently working toward her Masters in Eduation, is spearheading the project.
A vehicle for hauling supplies and staff and for making arrangements to purchase the land and start the building process is needed. Miranda is looking at a specially-manufactured Toyota Land Cruiser designed for aid agencies working in third-world countries like Cambodia. This one will be second-hand.
Notice the red dots on the image to the left? Each one represents 1 unreached people group. Yet a very very small fraction of all Christian giving is dedicated to bringing the Gospel to them. This fund will help open doors by providing for investigative forays to meet them, train workers, translate tracts, whatever it takes to change the unreached to the reached.
The book "Man of Peace" is a condensed version of the "Desire of Ages" which is a really thick book when translated into other languages. (In Assamese the DA is 1,040 pages, in Tamil it is split into two books). This makes it a rather intimidating read for the average person. "Man of Peace" is a perfect introduction to Jesus Christ, for people to see His character and purpose in an engaging and attractive format and will be the catalyst for many conversions.
*Any amount over the goal will go towards translating it into other languages.
The Ellen White devotional book, Our High Calling, has been translated and is being prepared for printing. This will be the first Adventist daily devotional book ever printed in the Thai language!
Praise the Lord we have raised the money to print the 1st 5,000 copies! We just need another $5,000 to print an additional 5,000 copies.
Complete! Praise the Lord!
We have the funds to print the 1st 5,000 copies but are hoping for 10,000! This precious book has been out of print in the Thai language for 20 years! For more info please watch this video.
Back in the missionary era missionaries lived in Mumbai, but evangelized outside the city. Therefore Mumbai still hasn't been evangelized and there is still only 1 church in the entire city proper of over 12 million people. We feel impressed to launch an ambitious plan to sponsor the planting and construction of 12 new high-quality churches designed to reach the lost in the big city people who are searching for their father but don't yet know it. That will make it 1 church for each million people.
This church is 20 years old, has 2 JFA Bible workers working here and needs a second story since people have to sit out on the streets since there's no room inside.
The slums of Mumbai are the largest in Asia and we have had several Bibl Workers there for a. Umber of years. They have a nice group of believers but with no regular place of worship the flock is scattered. Help them have a place of their own!
We have received requests from field presidents for small, battery-powered, pico-LED projectors for our JFA Bible workers and the churches they serve. Each projector has an SD chip in which they can put powerpoint presentations and sermons in audio and video, without a laptop! Each projector costs about $300 and the request came for 20.
The JFA Studio Team in Thailand is seeing a real hunger for God and don't have much access to a knowlege of Him. The people love putting in a DVD every day of the week to strengthen their faith so they don't have to wait for the once-a-week sermon.
You can sponsor a DVD for just 17 cents a piece. We would like to see 100,000 DVD's distributed by Christmas, 2016.
A media team in Northern Thailand, working to create digital media to share Jesus' love for the people of Thailand and other countries in S.E. Asia. The Love for Asia Team primarily produces DVD's in the local languages of Thailand, but also audio CD's and digital books.
Please contribute whatever God lays on your heart to support our families and equip our team.
The Bair family has been working in Thailand with the Love for Asia Foundation (formerly named All Asia Studio) since July, 2012. Daniel, an IT specialist, and Tesha, a nurse, are assisting the effort to develop much needed media that shares Jesus Christ in the local languages. Learn more at their website missions.danielbair.com.
Connecting God's people in the light to His children in the dark through technology is Jonathan's goal - to cast a vision of the lost. This fund is to equip him with camera gear to fill his new role as a Foreign Correspondent for MissionTV - bringing stories of need back from the front lines.
Double your investment! A generous donor has pledged to match your donation up to $12,000! So your donation to bring clean water to people who are suffering will be doubled! - and in the process show the love of God in a very practical way.
MissionTV is designed to inspire service to God through streaming mission stories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Watch at MissionTV.com, on a Roku, or 3ABN's MySDATV.
We are currently raising funds to get new software which will allow us to have more control over the time the shows are played and develop a schedule so you can plan your viewing. Currently the programming is random with no usable way to make any airtime schedules. With the new software we can tell each program when it will air and then publish a schedule so people will know when to tune it for their favorite show.
Bangkok is a huge city, with very little Christian presence. After viewing the I Want This City series, Brian and Jessica Atwell moved their family to Bangkok. They've completed language study and have found a large building near a huge university to conduct friendship evangelism. These funds are to renovate the building and provide start-up capital.
Brian and Jessica Atwell have been learning the Thai language to prepare for the launch of the "centers of influence" in Bangkok where less than 1% is christian and many millions have never heard the name of Jesus. This fund is for monthly ministry expenses other than the launching goal.
As shown in the "I Want This City" TV series, there are many, many neighborhoods in Bangkok where their is no knowledge of the Lord available. This project is designed to bring Christ to some of these neighborhoods to plant seeds that will bear fruit for eternity!
The Sharon Family are working in Thailand on the border near Burma, raising and assisting schools whose aim is to teach people how to "Walk with Christ." They're doing a lot with very little and a dollar goes a long way.
You can read their real-life front-line stories on sharonfamily.org.
(Watch this video first).
Located in a jungle village west of Bangkok past the famous "Bridge on the River Kwai" is a school that Travis Sharon has been helping for several years and now has been given full responsibility for. This school serves children that would otherwise have great difficulty in obtaining an education. Donations will help provide for teacher salaries. More info here.
Perched in the jungles of Northwest Thailand, Jason's English Medical Missionary School is training earnest young missionaries. The students built their own school with bamboo and $10 worth of wire and nails. Leroy, Lisa and Jason Sharon are living and working here. Donations will help provide food for the students. Here's more info.
Sarah has been led to Thailand to work with a people group that has been ravished by war, poverty, disease, ignorance, and fear. She seeks to develop trusting friendships to share the gospel with those who have never heard. Read true-life mission experiences on her blog at BuryMyHeart.org. She works with the Sharon family.
In the mountains of Mindoro Island in the Philippines lives a group of people who are either ignored or abused by civilisation, who have almost no access to education and bury their dead in the trees (and then have to move the village). There are some truly dedicated but low-profile missionaries trying to make a difference and it doesn't take much to support them.
David and Kristina live in a country in southern Asia training children and youth as missionaries and spiritual leaders to their own people. They work alongside local church leadership to develop systems of child evangelism and spiritual training, previously almost non-existent in this region.
Caring for children who have been orphaned, abandoned and neglected on the western border of Thailand.
Please note: this does not include Sunshine Orchards. Please use the project below for funds for supporting Sunshine Orchards.
Located on the border of Thailand and Burma, Sunshine Orchard is responding to the tremendous needs of orphans and other children from war-torn and poverty-stricken villages. Sunshine Orchard includes a grade school, vocational training program, and medical-Bible training. Please see their website for more info. Also see the Steck Family's website.
"Thy way, oh God, is in the sanctuary." -Psalm 77:3. Christ gave us a picture of salvation in the sanctuary and its services. Pagan religions have a type of sanctuary as well (see my video "Keys to a Culture.") We'd like to build a life-size old testament sanctuary in South India for the coming Christmas season as an attraction for other Christians and Hindus alike to explore God's original intent of this divine gift. We also want to translate the book "The Cross and It's Shadow" into Tamil so our church members can understand the symbolism.
We all know what a blessing the Bible is for those who read it. But what about all those who never learned to read? How can they be built up in the faith? The answer lies in today's technology - cheap mp3 players with the Audio Bible in the local language. This will do more to build up the church in poor places than almost anything. :)
HCBN Philippines is producing Christ-centered videos in the Tagalog language for the precious people of the Philippines. Your donation will go to help support the sacrificial volunteer stipends so they can buy food and clothing.
Broadcasting 24/7 throughout Indonesia in the Bahasa language, HCBN Indonesia is impacting the 4th largest country in the world, made up of 15,000 islands and hundreds of millions of unreached peoples. Your gift will go to support the media volunteers that help with production as well as equipment and other expenses.
Christ-centered horsemanship training is a unique ministry where students learn all the aspects of horse care through a spiritual lens. Through the various activities, training and interactions with the horses, students learn more about themselves, their emotions, and building right relationships, combined with the overall view of how much God loves and wants them.
This fund is to pay the book-keeper salary, office expenses, travel expenses, project oversight and development of new projects. It's what keeps us functioning and able to serve all these amazing projects you see listed here. :)