East Asian Peoples
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim
the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)
A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
East Asia is home to 1.6 billion people and 172 Unreached people groups. While most are from Buddhist or Confucian backgrounds, there are pockets of Islam and ethnic religions here too.
While the church in this region may be large in numbers, it is just a small percent of the overall population. This is partly because — except for Korea and Taiwan — the whole of East Asia is subject to various levels of government restriction and/or community sanctions. Most believers in the region worship in house churches.
Among fellow disciples of Christ, Beyond works to vision cast the exponential kingdom growth God wants to see among these dearly loved people groups. We passionately desire to see the Good News reach every people and place in East Asia.
HOW CAN WE PRAY
- Pray that God’s Word will continue to move past the increasing efforts to block and hinder its distribution.
- Pray that God would raise a mighty army of prayer warriors to passionately pray for spiritual breakthroughs in areas where darkness reigns
- Pray for reproducing disciples, bold obedience to Christ, and extraordinary prayer among and for each people group in East Asia.
During an early morning taxi ride, Amy* struck up a conversation with the driver. It was obvious that Mr. Wu was a Christian from the music playing and the stickers in his cab.
“Where do you worship?” Amy asked.
“Well,” he answered sheepishly, “not everyone understands, but we have people come into our home. The taxi drivers that I meet would probably never be willing to go into a church, but they like coming to my house and hearing stories about God. My children too!”
Mr. Wu was surprised by Amy’s affirmation of his “simplified church.” After he described a typical meeting, Amy noted its similarity to a Discovery Bible Study. She offered …
WATCH AND PRAY ALONG WITH US FOR THE EAST ASIAN PEOPLES