The countries of East Asia have seen much change. The 20th century, with its political turmoil, two world wars, and numerous civil and regional conflicts throughout East Asia, redrew and redefined the region. In some places, the gospel of Christ has transformed communities. But sadly, most of East Asia has not experienced the life-changing power of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
East Asia’s religions have been foundational to the political, social, and educational development of many of its countries. For many in these collectivist societies, one’s religion is determined by the culture and reinforced through family legacy. Understand East Asia’s peoples more deeply by learning about the beliefs that shape them.
In locations throughout East Asia—Japan, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, and more—workers share the hope of Jesus with those whom God has brought into their lives. Children, the elderly, sportsmen, students, businessmen, grandmothers, migrant workers, and social outcasts are all given an opportunity to meet the one who can save. Their stories are stories of God’s faithfulness.