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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!
Sukhotai Project – Norton Family
There are hundreds of cities and towns in Asia where there is no Adventist congregation, not even a believing member. The Norton family is preparing to step into a place like this in Thailand. Their first stop is projected to be Chiang Mai for language study before moving on to Sukhothai to bring the living gospel to the precious people of that place.
Love for Asia Foundation – Thailand
Love for Asia Foundation is Jesus for Asia’s organizational presence in Thailand that provides the legal means for our missionaries to stay and work in the country. God raised up this foundation at just the time that it was needed, otherwise many missionaries and their families would have had to return home.
Cambodia Teacher Training
The dream is a boarding academy that will train up young people to be the pillars of the church. However, there is no one qualified to be the faculty of this school. So Miranda plans to sponsor 6 teachers through to a bachelor’s degree plus provide hands-on training in adventist doctrines and values, natural remedies, and outreach.
$3,600 will provide them a year’s tuition, living expenses, and a small stipend as they go door to-door sharing Christ.
Cambodia Education – Miranda
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 in Cambodia leave the church in their high school years because they have no Adventist school to attend. This fund helps support Miranda as she studies and labors to make this dream a reality.
Sowing in ThailandJim Hill was given a call in 2011 to help with gardens/agriculture at a mission school in Thailand. Since then that door has closed. After three visits to Thailand, Jim and Irene’s hearts are burdened with the spiritual needs there. They plan to leave for Thailand soon and spend time learning the Thai language, probably in Bangkok. They are trusting that God will reveal His will as they move forward in this venture to sow the seed of truth in the hearts of the people in Thailand.For both Jim and Irene to attend 6 months of language school tuition will cost about $3500, including housing.
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.
Thai Gospel Media – Bair Family
Daniel and Tesha Bair live in Chiang Mai, Thailand with their four children: Natanyah, Nathaniel, Nehama, and Nehemiah. 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.
Called 2 Serve – Kerry Juliano
Kerry Juliano is a graduate from Southern Adventist University’s nursing program. She is currently using her nursing degree along with natural remedies to reach the Karen living in the jungles of Thailand with the Gospel. Your gift will enable more villagers to receive the care and education they need.
Brian and Jessica Atwell are full-time missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand. They are working on building a Center of Influence to share the health message and love of Jesus with the people of Bangkok.
Jesus4SlumKids – Bauder
Josh and Chitlada Bauder began their ministry in the On Nut 49 Slum area of Bangkok. They found sponsorship for 2 kids to go to Chiang Mai Adventist Academy in the north but then realized the kids need parents! So they moved to the north to provide a home atmosphere for them. Since then 6 more kids have joined their growing family, along with their own newborn baby girl. They have outgrown their house and now are praying for funds to build a new one, as well as provide sponsorship for more children (currently there are requests for 15 more children to join them).
Scholarships for Kids in Need
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!
Vehicle – Bangkok Slum Ministry
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. 🙂
SALT – Tim Maddocks
SALT Ministries is an incarnational, faith-based ministry located outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. They run an orphanage with over 100 kids, a K-12 school and a television studio. Recently they have been working on opening up Butterfly Garden, which will take advantage of the many tourists visiting the area, and support for the orphanage.
Gayle’s Jungle Mission
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. Gayle is an exciting, passionate missionary who loves her work! She currently runs a clinic up in the mountain jungles of northern Thailand, but travels around to the villages around offering not just medical help, but spiritual as well.
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.
Travis Sharon 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.
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.
JFA Foreign Correspondents – The Hills
As Asia seems distant to most people in Christian countries, Jonathan and Hannah want to share the needs and experiences of missions through videos so that more can know what is happening and also see the needs that they can help to meet. While they would both say that Thailand is home rather than America, they live in Thailand also to make it easier/cheaper to travel to JFA projects. This fund goes to help make travel to the various JFA projects possible so that they can help keep us up to date with videos and pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.