How can I be serving in missions?
You can do a wide range of things, from student outreach and prayer journeys to medical work and English teaching. We work in diverse locations across East Asia, from huge cities like Tokyo to the villages of Thailand. Each placement contributes to our long-term work to share the good news of Jesus. If you’re looking for a team experience, we regularly partner with churches, Bible colleges, seminaries and schools to send short-term teams.
Where can I go?
Serve Asia placements are available in 17 different East Asian countries where OMF has long-term workers. You can browse current Serve Asia opportunities by location on the OMF Opportunities website.
When can I go and for how long?
The Serve Asia programme runs all year around. You can serve for anything from one week to 12 months alongside OMF’s long-term workers in East Asia. Some of the Serve Asia opportunities listed online have set dates, while others are more flexible and can be arranged to suit both you and the host country.
One or two week mission trips are popular with those who are already in close proximity to the ministry location. Although only in the field for a short time, Serve Asia workers can be involved in many ways that work towards growing God’s church in Asia.
For those looking to go on a more long-term mission trip we have lots of opportunities available. We will do our best to find a place where you can serve in a ministry using your specific skills and gifts to meet a need in the field. By going for 6 weeks to 12 months it gives you an opportunity to be immersed in, and learn about, culture and language. You will also receive spiritual and personal support and mentoring from an OMF missionary.
Which trip is right for me? How do I choose?
If you are unsure which placement is right for you the Serve Asia Coordinator in your home country can help you to prayerfully consider how your gifts and skills could be used on the mission field and help to match this to current short-term mission opportunities in East Asia.
You can get in touch with your nearest OMF centre using the contact form.
Does Serve Asia offer group mission trips?
Serve Asia regularly partners with churches, bible colleges, seminaries and schools to send teams to East Asia. We want to support and serve churches and other sending communities as they find ways to be more strategically involved in reaching East Asia’s peoples, and as they spur their members into deeper areas of discipleship.
To find out more about group mission trips please get in touch with your nearest OMF centre using the contact form.
What will it cost?
The cost of a Serve Asia trip will vary depending on your home country and host country. Most trips will cost (USD) between $1000-3000 per month not including airfare and other one-time departure expenses (insurance, vaccinations, etc). However more detailed costs will be provided by the Serve Asia Coordinator in your home country when enquiring about a specific mission trip.
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