Diaspora Returnee Ministries

East Asians on the move

God is behind an unprecedented move of peoples in the world today. East Asians on the move are seeking answers and following Jesus. Many are returning home, part of a mobile global mission force, being fruitful wherever God places them.

You can be involved wherever you live!

Returning Home With Christ

Many East Asians will return to the country of their birth. Before they return, will they be prepared to thrive as Christians back home?


Showing the love of Jesus comes in many shapes and sizes…

God specialises in the unexpected

Who is the most unlikely and unexpected people group to share the Gospel with Japanese people? Perhaps Chinese. Yet God is doing a surprising thing in Japan.

How can we prepare new Christians to return home? Pass the baton on!

Since January 2018, I have been reaching out to Japanese people in Birmingham and, for those going back to Japan as new Christians, helping prepare them for that transition. I started the Japanese student ministry at the University of Birmingham last September. I met around 20 Japanese students at the curry night I organised for [...]

Wonderful Welcome Week: Snapshots from International Student Ministry

On Monday morning, 15 July, a team of British and international students fanned out across the city centre in Sheffield to distribute flyers to international students, inviting them to join our Welcome Week activities. We were hopeful, but no one anticipated the enthusiastic response we were to see that evening! By 7pm, 60 students had [...]

Books and articles on diaspora

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