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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.