James survived a traumatic childhood in eastern Shan State, Myanmar, thanks to a local Adventist missionary, Mrs. Pasaw Htee. But the trouble started soon after her sudden passing. James argued and fought with the other children in the family that took him in. Worse yet, their oldest son was a drunkard who taught James to steal. Soon James was branded as a little thief and marginalized by his adopted family and the community. No one wanted him.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for our evangelism among the Chinese in Houston, Texas. In the beginning, we waited for the city to reopen, but as month after month dragged by it seemingly became only more impossible to reach those in our community. We prayed and prayed, asking God to open a new door for us...
Meet Jasmine Moo and Soe Soe Moon, two compassionate and driven Karen young adults who grew up in refugee camps in Thailand before resettling in the U.S. After personally experiencing God's saving power in their lives, they have accepted His call to serve as ASAP's first refugee student missionaries...
As I finished sharing the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 with a small group of house-church members, I looked up and my eyes met deep sadness. Tia sat there in silence. I knew she had a story to share. When Tia spoke, her voice was filled remorse. "I am that prodigal!" she said.
"Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people" (The Ministry of Healing, p. 143). But could it work in Thailand, the country with the most unreached people (61.5 million) in mainland Southeast Asia? Sompong, an ASAP medical missionary, put it to the test.
You’re on your own now.” As the shock of their father’s words wore off, reality set in for Sok Chea and his seven older siblings. Their mother had died five years ago. Now, their newly remarried father had informed them that he would not support them anymore. Suddenly, they were alone. Orphaned.
“You’re sleeping in your car?” I couldn’t believe it. Phaly, his wife, Kak, and son, Chris, had no water or heat in their house, and it was super cold. Soon we learned that around four million Texans were facing the same, ill prepared for eight days of freezing weather.
“They gave me two choices,” recalls Chavanh. “Give up Christianity, or give up my position as village chief. So, I gave up my position.” But although he had lost his title, his reputation, and his freedom, he did not lose his faith.
On the steps of Pioneer Memorial Church, by the statue of John Andrews and his children staring off across the ocean to the mission field, she said, “We need someone in the Thailand refugee camps right now. Will you go?” Her passion, her prayers, and her invitation changed the course of our entire lives.
Sister Judy was in the audience that day, and after my presentation, she came to talk to me. “I want to help you, Pastor Isaiah! What can I do?” she offered. “Could you raise funds to buy Bibles?” I asked her. This was the beginning of a partnership with ASAP that continues to this day.
Raised Buddhist, Sher Htet Naing Min had no interest in what his Adventist teachers shared about God and the Bible. Learn how a dream and a series of divine appointments led him to accept Christ as his Savior.
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…
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...
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.
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.
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.
Sim Thim’s story shows that a powerful solution is never far away when people pray. In this case, a new well gives Sim a chance to attend church, while benefiting the very people that meant to stop him.
Medical Missionary Sin Sao loves caring for the residents of the Sda Center (refuge for believers with AIDS). They have become her spiritual family. When they feel well enough, they join her on missions of mercy. Read about one such trip.
Two sisters who are students of Feed and Read teacher Sok Som Arth were forced to move from Cambodia to Thailand with their parents. They girls were forced to become dishwashers at a restaurant to help earn money for their family. Continue reading to find out how God takes care of His children in sickness and in health!
“Where is the Pun Chuan family today?” Church planter Nuth Mao wondered as he scanned the members sitting expectantly in his small church one Sabbath morning. “They have been so faithful in attending, something must be seriously wrong” he anxiously thought.
Gospel truth moves forward rapidly in Vietnam. The house church members believe they must fulfill God’s command to teach and preach the truth in the Bible. They go out boldly to distribute DVDs to anyone who will accept them.
Twenty years ago it was too dangerous for Cambodia Adventist Mission officers to visit the remote Cambodian province called Preah Vihear. Read here to learn how your gifts boosted the ministry in this area.
Dy Ky passed through the first, second, third, and fourth police checkpoint without any problems. But the at the fifth checkpoint Satan almost succeeded in stopping Dy Ky from reaching the needy believers waiting inside.
Thavan Phat lives in the slums of Phnom Penh. The dragon of poverty raises its ugly head in the forms of hunger (from her children), addiction (of her husband), and hopelessness (in her heart). Yet, as a new believer in Jesus Christ, discover how Thavan saw God conquer this dragon in her world.