Chennai, India was hit by really heavy flooding and some of our own JFA Bible Workers have lost their homes or are suffering from water damage. Click here for the story.
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!
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 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.
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.
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. This school, taught by a widow who put her own daughter through college through sewing, is teaching 6 ladies 5 days a week for 2 hours a day in the same building we rent for one of the Childrens Evening School. They are hoping to add a second session in the afternoon for the backlog of ladies.
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 All Asia Studio 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 12,000,000+ member city of Bangkok with less than 1% Christian is in great need of the gospel. The Buddhist people are very relational and mostly unresponsive to traditional evangelism methods. Meeting felt needs breaks down the barriers and opens hearts for Christ. This project will establish 'centers' where relationships will be built and nurtured, leading the precious Thai people to Christ. The goal is a Thai government requirement to operate.
"Youth in Missions" is a tv series that will be shot by youth, and will document how they can be a part of the Gospel movement in foreign fields. Scheduled to shoot this January, 2016, your donation will allow us to shoot and edit several episodes and encourage more youth to give their life for the savior.
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.
Our Thai media team is working hard to translate and author new video programs and Spirit of Prophecy books into Thai, Hmong, Karen and other languages. Their computers are getting old and one of them recently died. This new computer will allow us to train a new video editor in the Thai language and allow our current video editor to focus on translation and transcription, and to develop resources for the Hmong language. This will be the first new computer they have received in 3 years.
Young people are catching the fire and realizing that true joy is found in serving. Some are taking a year to experience missions first hand and learn what can never be taught inside a classroom. :)
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.
We have 27 precious children who are complete orphans, most of them do not remember their parents at all. Most of them are living in the country but a few are stuck in the city do to changing laws. You can sponsor one child for just $25/month. Some of them need sponsorship to go to High School and later College, Lord willing.
Jesus for Asia has been given a dual vision. One is to reach the unreached, the other is to re-engage North America with missions. MissionTV is a tool to fulfill the second vision and is a ministry to the church. It is a channel that streams mission stories and issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Watch online at MissionTV.com.
Providence Language Center is a grassroots Center Of Influence which helps young adults obtain essential skills to improve their lives. The funds you give help to renovate the current facilities, expand to 3 classrooms (as required by the Ministry of Education), and continue the application for essential licenses and permits.
Give the Gospel "wheels" by sponsoring a bicycle for a native worker in India. These dedicated workers face tremendous challenges in finding transportation in the remote areas where they labor. Many of them walk 3-10 Kilometres (2-7 miles) between villages where they witness. Some walk farther than this. For just $80 you can provide a bicycle to a worker in North India. 25 Bicycles are currently and urgently needed.
Since moving to the country where there are no taxis our orphan children need a vehicle to get to school and to Church and town. And since the used car market is rather treacherous we think a Force Cruiser 15-passenger SUV will be best.
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.
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!
We have printed the 1st 5,000 copies but are hoping to print 10,000! This precious book has been out of print in the Thai language for 20 years! For more info please watch this video.
The current bike Israel Prasad, our JFA India Director, has been using is failing and since it's an older model, finding parts for it is getting hard. So far he has ridden nearly 50,000 kilometers since its purchase in 2008. Although a car would be safer, a motorbike to replace this one is the best choice for now.
Repairs/Improvements to various church properties in India, including outhouse need, floor repairs, roof repairs and other maintenance.
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.
Our original and longest-running Evening School (with meal) and home to our only Widow School (teaching widows how to sew) are operating in a building that is becoming dangerous due to cracks in the ceiling and walls. The landlady has been constantly trying to raise the rent and we are not allowed to hold church services on Sabbath mornings. We would like to buy land and build our own building to house these amazing and powerful ministries. :)
"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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
Located on the border of Thailand and Burma, Sunshine Orchards is responding to the tremendous need of children being orphaned and displaced by the civil war across the border. Currently there are around 260 children plus day students. The school includes vocational training. Please see their website for more info. Also see the Steck Family's, the Meyer family's, and the Adams family's websites.
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. :)
As you can see, there are many projects to choose from, and many projects and needs don't make it to this page. If you would like to help with those most urgent needs, use this fund. :)