East Asia

In light of tightening security, some members of the East Asia missions team have relocated to Thailand, but the work remains focused on the target countries. The team is moving forward with a renewed emphasis on training servant leaders with godly character and a passion to reach the lost. They continue to instruct, train, mentor, and coach dozens of servant leaders through the internet. Every week, Asia Lutheran Seminary professors and instructors teach more than 50 students through Webex, an online, educational platform that hasn’t been blocked by the target country’s government.

Mission Statistics

  • There are currently 25 congregations and missoin groups under Confessional Lutheran influence in East Asia
  • 109 people were baptized in East Asia in 2019
  • More than 30 graduates and student leaders are being trained, mentored, and coached in East Asia

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Praying for East Asia

Please pray for Lutherans in East Asia, as they continue to reach out with the gospel in a country that is looking to restrict Christian activities. May God bless them as they gather with fellow believers in hiding to learn more about the precious truths of Jesus Christ.


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