Who we serve

Stage: Asia

Bamar Buddhists

Pioneer missionary Adoniram Judson sailed to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1813. When asked about the prospects of converting the world, he replied, "As bright, Sir, as the promises of God."

Bassac of Cambodia

The Bassac are the second largest people group of Stung Treng province, and they continue to live off the land by subsistence farming and fishing.

Central Thai

Thailand is a deeply Buddhist nation with over 92 percent of its population espousing the Buddhist faith. Missionaries have had very little success at penetrating this massive “spiritual wall.”

Goans of India

An exotic mixture of Hindu and Christian, Indian and Portuguese, antiquity and modernity, religion and secularism.

Gorkha/Nepali

The predominant religion among the Gorkha/Nepali people is Hinduism, but many are also Buddhists.

Great River People

The Great River people of Southeast Asia are waiting to hear about Jesus.

Himadri

Primarily Buddhist, the Himadri people are ethnically related to Tibetans and speak a similar language. There are few, if any, known believers among the Himadri.

Ipek

Originally Turkish nomads, the Ipek people worked as shepherds and oasis farmers.

Isan of Northeast Thailand

Thailand is a deeply Buddhist nation with over 92 percent of its population espousing the Buddhist faith. Missionaries have had very little success at penetrating this massive “spiritual wall.”

Japanese

Among these 126 million people, fewer than one percent of Japanese are Christian.

Jarai

The Jarai live in the most remote part of Cambodia, cut-off from public education, modern health care, roads and communications.

Khmer #1

The Khmer project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in April 2001.

Khmer #2

The Khmer project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in April 2001.

Mien

The Mien people in Thailand trace their roots back several hundred years to China, and they preserve many Chinese elements in their culture.

Mirzapuri

The city of Mirzapur is the capital of the largest district in India, hosting more than 1.6 million people. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, a melting pot of 260 people groups, 255 of which are unreached with the Gospel.

Mongolians

The Mongolian project was incorporated into the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists on January 9, 1998.

Muslims of Southern Thailand

Around one million Muslims live in Bangkok where over 160 mosques dot the city. They often live apart from the Buddhists around them. Now is the time to reach these people before they become more deeply entrenched in their beliefs.

Nepali

Nepal is a small nation located along the southern part of the Himalayas, between India and China.

Northern Khmer

The people are very friendly and seemingly open to the Gospel. They love to visit and have fun, and they value one’s ability to control his/her emotions.

Pahari

Many visitors come to seek enlightenment in this predominantly Hindu region located in the mountains of Northern India.

Pnong

The Pnong are animists. They often live in fear of the spirits, and they perform ceremonies designed to appease those same spirits. The most-feared spirits are called jaks.

Reach-Out

The Reach-Out project reaches the You people in Central Asia.

Sinim

Among the 118 people groups in this region, 69 are unreached.

Tai-Kadai

The Tai-Kadai are Buddhist, but they are also heavily influenced by animism. They believe in "guardian spirits" and "locality spirits," which are identified with different levels of society.

Tibetans

The predominant religion in Tibet is Tantric Buddhism/Lamaism, which involves demonic bondage, spirit appeasement, and occultism.

Western Nasu

The Western Nasu are a comparatively large ethnic group in western Yunnan and are in the process of assimilation to Han Chinese culture and language. There is still time to reach these nearly 300,000 polytheistic people.

Yadavs

According to the Joshua Project, the Yadavs of India are the 5th largest unreached people group in the world; and out of the top 100 unreached people groups in the world, 47 of them can be found in the state of Bihar.