Stories

More than 97,000 men, women, and children live in No Man’s Land, a place no one would ever choose to inhabit! Learn about the floods of water and evil that threaten to wipe them out.
William and Rachel made a decision that took them to places they never imagined as mission fields! Why not join them on their journey?
Early on a Sunday morning, more than 140 people from the Berrien Springs community and surroundings rose to the challenge of helping fifteen schools located in Myanmar. Find out how running helped bring back smiles of hope to needy children in conflict zones.
Out of a whole village, only a man named No accepted the message of truth brought by one of our workers. Discover how his "yes" turned a pagan village into a place of witness.
Visible buildings and fences are foundational for getting the Gospel into invisible places like the heart. Find out how that works.
A "throw-away baby" becomes an agent of life for others abandoned alongside the road of brokenness and dysfunction.
Read how a big flood opened the way for refugees and immigrants to meet the biggest God.
Yes, angels do love to crowd into some smoke-filled rooms full of disfigured people. Now, why could that be?
Paralysis in her legs and a dried-up milk supply led this new mother and her family to the Sabbath truth. Read how God makes such connections.
Discover the key to church growth. It might surprise you!
Father knows best! Lisa Isensee follows His leading step by step and winds up doing what she’d hoped to do from the beginning.
Do you recognize a miracle when you see one? Read what all God did with 26 acres and a hurricane!
Meet a little “bomb” that’s exploding in the stronghold of the enemy.
Out of his comfort zone meant not only a new country and language and school, but a new way of honoring his parents. Read Saeng’s moving story of a refugee boy who became a church planter who became….Well, you’ll just have to see.
Send the money or spend the money? Find out what difference this trip made in one family's life.
From the bottom of a well, a leper finds new life.
Years in prison didn't dampen this man's enthusiasm for Christ. Pastor Victory of the Gospel lives his belief!
How could a prayer for a part-time job in Michigan lead to an encounter with Syrian refugees in the Middle East North Africa Union?
What did disappearing disease, overcoming addictions, and poverty have in common? God's grace! Really? Discover why in these stories.
An uninterested unbeliever and a broken-down truck turn an unwelcome trial into a divine opportunity.
Seeds planted 22 years ago finally explode into life as a remote tribe comes into contact with a former acquaintance and his friends.
Just how many ways are there to do something good for someone else? Mark and Lydie Regazzi, faithful ASAP contributors, thought of another one.
“You’ve got to get this bitterness out.” I just really felt the Holy Spirit urging me to tell him he would be bondage to his father’s murderers if he didn’t.
"All I have learned from school was evolution, literature, and the writings of Karl Marx. However, when my mother turned on the DVD player the house filled with the sound of preaching and it caught my attention." Read More...
Mr. Elmer Myaing describes the Bible as "faithful"—find out why.
“If you had an extra 50, what would you do with it?” Immediately a lady answered, “I would put my girl in school.” She knew the huge value of education to help her daughter have a better future. Read More…
Whether in India or Indianapolis, this Mizo missionary has seen the power of prayer, repentance, and the Holy Spirit transform congregations and lead new people to Christ. Catch the fire. Read more…
Pastor Chanla Dok and his friends are reaching some of the 70,000 Khmers in the concrete jungles of Long Beach, California with their new Sua Sdei (Welcome) Center. Read more…
With more and more refugees coming to America a huge mission field is being placed in our arms. We are excited to report that the Mizo company has become an organized church, the Zomi group has become a company, and refugee ministries are on the rise. Read more...
Vietnam continues to be an exciting and challenging place to share the gospel. Dinh was nervous about the growing unrest against Christians in his village. His group quietly worshipped in his home, trying not to disturb anyone, but now they had been discovered. In a short time the crowd was back. One man hit the jaw of a member who was praying. Dinh also felt the sting as he was slapped. Read more…
She called herself Grandma Jonah because she wouldn’t go where God was calling. There was no way Thai church planter Kongsri was going to that terrible village to witness. She said, “They are prostitutes and druggies, all of them." Now the lock wouldn’t budge on her house and she was mad. Was God trying to tell her something? Read more...
Three billion people in 4,051 unique people groups are waiting for the Gospel. What are we going to do about it? Sadly, the majority of missionaries and offerings do not go to the most vulnerable and least-reached peoples of the world. Yet we wait for Jesus’ return precisely because they are unreached. ASAP Ministries works among these people groups, pushing into new areas. Read more...
Millions of children are at risk of being abused, enslaved, or even trafficked into prostitution. Is there something we can do? ASAP Ministries has just finished a new curriculum for protecting children and taught our teachers in Cambodia how to use it. One teacher said, "Sometimes I’m so angry that I just shake as I hear the children share about the things they have experienced." Read More...
God is eager to use plumbers, computer technician...and mushroom farmers to share the Gospel. He wants to use you too. Be inspired to serve as you enjoy Dr. Tom Evan’s report of his recent visit to the Mushroom Pastor’s church plant in Thailand. "Rarely have I encountered someone so deeply in touch with the heart of God for lost people." Read More...
“Where’s my Bible?” the elderly lady asked. “I think your husband burned it up when he was drunk the other night.” Grandma Somkeet cried. She loved her precious gift. God reached into Somkeet’s life in the midst of her suffering. Read and share her story to help others know they can change lives by spreading God’s word.
Martin Luther said, “Work, work, from early until late. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” Are you too busy to pray or too busy not to pray? We invite you to spend more time in praying for the Holy Spirit, for family, for church and for a lost and dying world. See for yourself whether praying is a time saver!
Out of nowhere came the request for an English speaker for public evangelism in Myanmar and a dental and medical team. God moved quickly to gather a group for an exceptional mission trip.
Feel inspired to sacrifice for the desperate needs, but not sure where you would get the money? Read Nathan Arthur’s faith-stretching experience.
Nai was handcuffed and hauled off to the police station on his first visit to a secret house church in Vietnam. Read the ending and share this story to help others have courage to stand for Jesus.
Many people wonder how the Great Commission will ever be finished. Veteran church planter Tom Evans shares his perspective in this insightful look at the effectiveness of national missionaries and ASAP’s ministry.
What does a busy lady with a mission heart do when she retires? She gets busier of course!
Pastor Tin’s wife used to have arthritis, and his son used to be sick. But that’s all in the past after a single united prayer. Read their story of relief.
A great thing about prayer is that proximity doesn’t matter. Whether your hand is on their shoulder, or you are on the other side of the world, God can sort it all out. Here is Beverley’s story.
ASAP has had the privilege of helping run Prayer Rooms at a number of different conferences and camp meetings. The experiences of those who have come through the Prayer Room have been amazing. This is what people are saying.
On a tight schedule with limited resources, Julia’s film team faced an uncertain outcome for their video project. But a series of encounters during the filming revealed another side of God’s care.
When you are desperate, even a small miracle can make a big impact, and a short prayer can change someone’s life forever. This is Chhoem Sarom’s story.
Chheurn Oeun and his family were homeless after an extended stay in the hospital. All they could do was pray. Then they found Seng Sopheak and a home at the Sda Center.
Prayer became the driving force behind Bun Hean’s daily work after meeting an Adventist church member while selling fruit. This is how she learned to trust everything to God.
Chomnath tells her life story, beginning as a wealthy child, and growing into a young Khmer Rouge victim, and eventually a refugee and immigrant to the United States, all within the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit.

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