East Asia

East Asia

Regional Profile

This area includes all of eastern Russia, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan some small countries sandwiched between Russia and China, some countries on China’s southern border and all of the islands related to those countries. It includes high deserts, major river valleys and deltas and some of the highest mountain ranges in the world.

More about East Asia:

  • Some areas are extremely overpopulated and other areas have a very low population density.
  • The major religions of this area are Shamanism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
  • In some areas Christians are persecuted but in other countries the church has freedom to worship openly.

Service focus

Opportunities in East Asia include:

  • Educators both for expatriate children as well as local schools and universities
  • Partnering with other organizations to increase effective student work
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Medical and Dental educators and practitioners
  • Nursing educators and practitioners
  • Community development
  • Business education and development
  • Creative and modernized literature and other media

Prayer Focus

    Pray for the Christians to develop a strong sense of identity with Christ and a willingness to suffer.

  • Pray that countries that now persecute Christians would relax their concerns and that the church would have freedom to worship openly.
  • Pray that existing churches would develop a vision to reach out to serve other people groups near them.