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Invest in Jesus for Asia
When you “Invest in Jesus for Asia,” you support the nearly 50 projects listed below, and also allow us to move into new strategic projects as the opportunities present themselves. Giving here lets us continue to honor our promise that 100% of funds donated to our missionaries, Bible Workers, or other projects goes directly there. Thank you for your investment!
Asia Farming Project – Amir Davis
Amir Davis loves farming and Bible teaching. He senses God's call to work in Thailand on a small farm, and teaching the Bible. He will be traveling to Thailand in May, 2018, beginning language learning, then moving into farming in support of the Atwell's Center of Influence in Bangkok. Amir is a graduate of ARISE institute and loves working with his own hands and mentoring young people. Your donation will make a big impact for him and many others who will learn of Christ through his ministry.
The River Kwai Bible Center
God has brought us to a fifteen acre property with buildings already in place to operate a school, farm, industry, Bible college, many things – all with a focus on training up a new generation of workers to go into the field white for harvest.
Bible Workers: India
The Bible worker program is the heart and soul of Jesus for Asia. It is where Jesus for Asia started – with Bible Workers in India and is still one of the most effective ways we know of to spread the Gospel and develop groups of believers that stay committed to Christ for the long term.
You can fully sponsor the wage of a Bible Worker in India for only $90/month!
Bible Workers: Philippines
The Bible worker program is the heart and soul of Jesus for Asia. It is one of the most effective ways we know of to spread the Gospel and develop groups of believers that stay committed to Christ for the long term.
You can fully sponsor the wage of a Bible Worker in the Philippines for only $150/month!
“MissionTrek” is a series of television shows that is for the youth, by the youth. It follows two 14-yo girls to the mission field (Thailand and Cambodia) where they will discover how they can be a part of the Gospel movement in foreign fields. Filming in the field has been completed but the studio filming and the laborious process of editing are still a huge challenge/need. Your donation will help inspire the next generation of missionaries!
TV Production Vehicle
Thailand is less than 1% Christian. There are very few spiritual resources for any of the 73 languages represented. This Television Production Vehicle is a fully self-contained 4 wheel drive unit that can go to any church and broadcast and record a sermon or presentation in any language and begin building up the library of spiritual resources. Using brand new technology it can broadcast live to an online platform like Facebook using nothing more than cellular data on an iPhone.
The truck has been purchased on a loan and we need to pay it back.
AOY SALT Malaysia
AOY SALT is an evangelistic school in Malaysia that trains young people to be effective Bible workers. Your donation will help to sponsor graduates for full time Bible work, and support new students enrolling every year. It costs $300/month to support a Bible worker in Malaysia through AOY SALT Malaysia.
Widows’ Sewing Schools
There are over 40 million widows in India and they are often forced to beg or sell themselves to make a living because they are uneducated and can't get a job. Our Widows' Sewing School is changing that one woman at a time! Give now to provide these women with an opportunity to make a dignified living for their families!
We need to raise $100,000 to build a boarding school at Bethel Children's Home. We now have a boys dormitory and as soon as the school building is completed, we will begin work on a girls dormitory. Help us provide much needed Christian education to the orphans and children of the local communities.
Volunteer Ministry International
Mike and Marilee Kier have been church planting in Ayuthaya, Thailand for over a decade. They have seen people transformed by God's amazing grace and are praying for more. Your donation will help them provide a consistent Christian witness in their community, a community that has not had the chance to see how a Christian actually lives.
FaithCamp is where the Great Commission is embraced, and encouraged. Where we hear the experiences of missionaries and mission advocates. It's a launching pad.
So far there have been over 20 FaithCamps held in 5 countries with many engaged in full time mission service as a result.
Your donation will help support and promote these events and open the doors for more.
JC Visions Project
Medical outreach ministry is the focus of Joy Cho's life. She goes wherever the need is greatest, which has taken her to many countries, including Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Majuro and will take her to many more. Her focus is on teaching others the power of God's natural healing remedies and spreading the joy of the light of God's message.
Love for Asia Media Team
It currently costs only $4500 per month to support the entire Love for Asia Media team of seven global pioneers!
We are looking to hire another translator near Mae Sariang and Daniel Bair is looking to take Thai language classes.
Love for Asia Foundation will be able to support all of our other Thailand projects and act as an umbrella organization for them.
Thank you and God bless.
Thai Gospel Media: The Bair Family
Daniel and Tesha Bair live in Chiang Mai, Thailand with their three children: Natanyah, Nathaniel, and Nehama.
The Bairs are directing the Love for Asia Foundation, which supports media evangelism in Thailand.
They believe in the power of communication for giving the Gospel to the people of Thailand, which are becoming more connected to media every day.
Our High Calling
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 the funds to print the 1st 5,000 copies! We need another $5,000 to print an additional 5,000 copies.
*Any amount over the goal will go towards translating it into other languages.
Man of Peace
“Man of Peace” is a condensed version of “The Desire of Ages,” which is a really thick book when translated into other languages. “Man of Peace” is a perfect introduction to Jesus Christ for people who never heard His name. They will be able to see His character and His purpose for them in an engaging and attractive format, which we hope will be the catalyst for many conversions.
*Any amount over the goal will go towards translating it into other languages.
Bible Workers: Thailand
The Bible worker program is the heart and soul of Jesus for Asia and is still one of the most effective ways we know of to spread the Gospel and develop groups of believers that stay committed to Christ for the long term.
You can fully sponsor the wage of a Bible Worker in Thailand for only $240/month!
Bangkok Center of Influence
Our center will offer health related resources and practical training to help improve the health of the community in Bangkok. Since the above video was produced we have secured a building, but we need to raise $70,000 to finish the renovation and construct the climbing wall.
- For donors to sponsor the fitness center/climbing wall build
(Roughly $40,000 needed to complete)
- For the funds to finish the renovations and furnish the center
(Roughly $30,000 needed to complete)
- For donors to sponsor the fitness center/climbing wall build
Bangkok Outreach – Bauders
Josh and Chitlada Bauder share the love of Jesus with the people in the On Nut 49 Slum area of Bangkok. They have a vibrant church plant there and are working to raise money to sponsor young people to Chiang Mai Adventist Academy. As of April 2017, they have successfully sent two young people to get academy!
Vehicle for Bauders – Bangkok Slum
Invest in a Car for Josh and Chitlada Bauder, ministering in a slum in Bangkok. They were riding their motorbike to the slum when a small pothole grabbed their front tire and threw them to the ground in the path of oncoming traffic. We believe a car would be safer for them to travel and that they are worth it. 🙂
Called 2 Serve Thailand
Kerry Juliano is planning to launch to Thailand, where less than 1% is Christian and there is great need of the Bible and health ministry. She has graduated from Southern as a nurse and hopes to help people in the jungle mountains. First she will need language acquisition training. Your gift will aid her project greatly.
Scholarships for Kids in the Slums
One of the goals of the Bauder project is to provide scholarships for young people from the Ong Nut 49 slums to attend an Adventist Academy in Chiang Mai. In April of 2017, Josh and Chitlada made the trip with their first two students! Praise the Lord!
Please support this project so more young people like Nut and Praew can get a good, Christian education!
Mindoro Outreach & Feeding Hungry Children
There is a people group deep in the mountains of Mindoro, an island in the Philippines, that live in deep fear and superstition that keeps them from education and proper nutrition. Our team of missionaries are winning hearts through educating their children and providing food for them. They are also showing them the power of a risen savior over the evil spirits that rule their lives. The children often go all day without food while their parents are out scavenging in the jungle for something edible. Your gift will sponsor a missionary, Bible worker, and some food for these poor starving children.
Bible Worker Training – Dreher
One of the greatest needs in sharing the gospel is training our workers into deeper understanding of present truth and developing an Adventist lifestyle. Daniel and Lorna are gifted trainers with a well-developed systematic curriculum for a 4 month program which they hope to utilize in many different places throughout India.
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.
Cambodia Boarding Academy
Education is an effective way to grow the church and retain their youth. It not only the students but their families, community and the Gospel progress throughout the country. The Cambodian Adventist Mission has a plan to develop a boarding school near the city of Battambang. 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 Education, is spearheading the project.
The first step is to purchase the land which will cost approx. $140,000, the rest is for needed buildings.
Cambodia Education – Lundby
Miranda Lundby is pursuing her Master's degree in Education with the goal of building the first Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy in Cambodia! Many young people leave the church in their high school years because they have no Adventist option. This fund helps support Miranda as she studies and labors to make this dream a reality.
Saving the Lives – Self-Denial Bank
Suggested Donation: $5.00
Use the Self-Denial Bank to help teach children self-sacrifice and generosity towards others. The banks are free, but if the Lord impresses you please provide a donation so we can continue to have these available. It costs about $5.00 per bank to manufacture and ship them.
*If you would like to request more than 10 please contact us to arrange it.
Unreached People Seed Fund
Each red dot represents an unreached people group! The purpose of this fund is to create a pool of resources, which will enable us to create a specific strategy for reaching each of these people groups! We are committed to doing whatever it takes to reach the unreached!
Love and Care Project
Rodney and Phimpha work tirelessly to share the love of Jesus to any who come to them seeking help. Their main work is caring for children from abusive backgrounds, some even victims of child trafficking. Their great faith in God is an inspiration to us and they desperately need supporters. Please consider supporting the Love and Care Project today!
Sharon Family Projects
Leroy and Lisa Sharon are missionaries to Thailand. Lisa is currently raising 4 young girls for the Lord. This focus has turned out to be the best witness to the local village which has never seen a Christian before. Leroy is traveling to local villages and schools and connecting people with the savior through language teaching using Bible stories. Interest is growing rapidly in the Gospel and there is a call developing for a Bible School to be established in the area.
TEAMS – Travis Sharon
Travis lives by himself in a remote jungle area near the Thai-Burma border where he is building a school. He spends his time constructing the school buildings, planting a garden, and visiting the local villages. This video by Jesus for Asia Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Hill highlights why Travis is doing this work.
Mountain Light – Gayle Haberkam
Gayle had committed to a three month stay in Thailand in 2009, but fell in love with the Karen people, and could no longer see a life for herself in the USA.
Her ministry is medical, which in-turn results in Bible studies with the people. God truly enables who He calls! Gayle is an exciting, passionate missionary who loves her work!
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.
Thailand Outreach – Sarah Van Hee
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.
JFA Foreign Correspondent – Jonathan Hill
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 support Jonathan as he travels throughout Asia gathering valuable footage and updated material on our projects. This footage helps us keep you up to date on everything happening overseas!
Worthy Student Fund
One of the most effective long term mission strategies is to invest in the Adventist eduction of our young people, many of whom are first generation into the church and have no Adventist background. An adventist eduction will them that daily experience with other Christians.
Hooftrek – SALT
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.
Bicycles for Bible Workers
Many of our Bible workers, especially in the North, find transportation extremely difficult due to the high cost and irregular public transportation in the rural districts. Bicycles are an economical way to give them more reach, more power for the Gospel. Each bicycle costs approximately $100.
Mumbai Church Expansion – COMPLETE!
You have provided the means to finish this project!!! Thank you and Praise God for you!
Keep an eye out for a report when it is built.
This church is 20 years old and needs a second story because people have to sit out on the streets since there's no room inside. We currently have two JFA Bible workers working here.
Indonesia TV & Health Outreach
Ramon and Shandy Tengkano operate this satellite station that covers the majority of Indonesia! It is one of only two Adventist stations in Indonesia. They live in an area almost entirely Muslim and they witness to their Muslim brothers and sisters though the lifestyle they live.
Philippines Media Outreach
Even though the church in the Philippines is well established and growing there are hundreds of millions of people that still haven’t heard the 3 Angels message and media is the cheapest, most effective way to spread the word like the leaves of autumn. Local Filipino teams are producing content for Television and Radio so the costs are low. Your contribution to this fund will enable these teams to go forward.
The Institute of East Asia Training, with Eugene and Heidi Prewitt, serves budding missionaries from the countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia. These young people are trained in the arts of winning hearts, selling books, teaching doctrines, planting congregations, and reaching unreached groups. Extensions of the iEAT program that serve in Indonesia are listed as a separate project.
The Institute of East Asia Training Extension equips and develops self-supporting missi
onaries for South East Asian countries. Here they are trained to reach people, through teaching, preaching and holistic healing.