March 16, 2017 - The prospect of Islamist expansion beyond the southern Philippines is just one reason evangelization is a matter of high urgency, an indigenous missionary says. Read more.
March 2, 2017 - Amid historical and political layers of hostility toward non-Buddhist faiths, indigenous missionaries in Burma (Myanmar) have worked diligently and painstakingly to establish small Christian communities. Read more.
February 9, 2017 - Their 2-year-old daughter had never been able to walk due to a birth defect, but the couple from Vietnam's Central Highlands canceled their doctor's appointment in Ho Chi Minh City when they began to see the power of prayer. Read more.
January 26, 2017 - Addicted to alcohol since childhood, a young man in Burma (Myanmar) with an infant daughter showed up at a recovery center far from mental stability, much less sobriety. Read more.
January 12, 2017 - Throughout his Muslim daughter's courtship with a Christian, Datu had hurled stones at the suitor's father, a pastor, and threatened to kill his son. Then came the wedding. Read more.
December 15, 2016 - In the face of daunting societal and official opposition in Buddhist-majority Burma (Myanmar), indigenous evangelists increase their faith in God in order to expand His kingdom. Read more.
December 1, 2016 - Islamist and communist militants have not stopped indigenous missionaries in the Philippines from expanding God's kingdom. Read more.
October 6, 2016 - Islam is growing on Indonesia's island of Bali, but for most inhabitants, Hindu/Buddhist belief mixed with animism, magic and mythology permeates their lives. Local missionaries are well suited to the gospel challenge. Read more.
July 14, 2016 - Authorities beat and/or threatened to imprison pastors for refusing government orders to consolidate their unregistered house churches into a single, officially approved church. Read more.
April 28, 2016 - Indigenous missionaries in Burma (also called Myanmar) do not let jungle predators, civil war, language barriers or anything else block their efforts to reach villages where Christ has yet to be proclaimed. Read more.
... as he shared Christ, he was shocked by the large number of refugees fleeing from the war raging throughout the countryside. He never dreamed of the horror that was to follow. Within days he was thrust into the middle of the nightmare, when Khmer Rouge guards forced him into a slave labor camp. Read more.
Over the course of the years Christian Aid has aided over a hundred evangelistic, church-planting missions in the Philippines, plus ministries that care for needy children and operate Bible schools. Read more.
A respected Burmese Christian started a mission to reach people in places where many others will not go.
Now this missionary sends trained workers into unreached areas during the dry season (November through May) when people do not need to work the fields. Equipped with gospel songbooks, tracts, Bibles, and food, they go and set up camp. Read more.
...Min is one of many devoted disciples of Ronnie Tun, native Burmese ministry leader supported by Christian Aid. In a country rife with poverty, disease, gangs of drug smugglers and a corrupt military junta infamous for its human rights abuses, Tun’s ministry aims for restoration through the power of Christ. Read more.
One third of Manila’s inhabitants live in poverty, the heart of which is the infamous Smoky Mountain. The nauseating stench of methane gas emitted from this 100-foot trash heap resembles a cloud of smoke, thus earning its name. The toxic environment offers these destitute dwellers a spectrum of maladies, including malnutrition, tuberculosis, dysentery, hepatitis, measles and skin rashes. Read more.
Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, has been the traditional homeland of Muslim Filipinos since the 15th century. The Muslim population is composed of many ethnic groups spread among the islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. These scattered islands can only be reached by pump boats. While the incidence of poverty is high, the lush, natural beauty of the place provides a clear picture of the Creator’s handiwork. Read more.
The Talaandig people, located in North Cotabato Province on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, are a small animistic tribe of only 4,500. And unlike the more dominant Muslim tribes living in the Philippines, the Talaandig are excluded from political affairs. Because they are relatively ignored by government authorities, the tribe has become susceptible to coercions to join such rebel groups as the communist New People’s Army. Read more.
...Approximately 120 people groups live in Vietnam. One of these groups, the San Chay, immigrated to Vietnam from China in the early 1600s. After learning how to grow wet rice, the San Chay settled in small villages. Today, nearly 150,000 San Chay live in Vietnam and speak a variant of the Thai language. Read more.
A repressive communist regime has been seeking to stamp out Christianity in Vietnam for decades. As in China, however, persecution has not succeeded in thwarting the growth of zealous, witnessing churches. Read more.
In some countries, like the Philippines, missionaries can freely proclaim the gospel; but in countries where Islam is dominant, there is strong opposition toward Christians. Read more.