Joining us long-term

With millions of people in or from East Asia having no opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus, there are many opportunities for Christians to live and serve among them.

What that looks like will depend on your experience, gifts and skills because God uses all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to share the good news.

He uses church planters, theology lecturers and Bible study leaders. But he also uses administrators, architects, frisbee players, mountain bikers and radio producers to introduce people to Jesus! Professionals with all manner of skills have used annual leave, sabbaticals or career breaks to get involved with missionary work abroad. We’ve also seen God use retirees in special ways for his purposes, drawing on their rich experiences of life. Some serve for a few weeks, others for many years.

In over 150 years of helping people love and serve East Asia’s peoples, we’ve witnessed God’s faithfulness to overcome all manner of obstacles and fears that might have kept people from serving Him. 

What Next?

You've probably been to East Asia short-term, and now you're thinking 'What next?'
Ever thought you should investigate serving God in East Asia, but had no idea where, what you would do, or how you'd get there?

That's great, we know the feeling! For over 150 years OMF has had a passion for East Asia that just won't go away.

We've also been able to walk alongside people just like you, exploring where God is leading you in East Asia, to enable you to use the skills he has given you.

Taking it further

We have teams based around the UK and Ireland who have long experience answering these questions, walking this journey. No two journeys are the same. We are constantly amazed at the variety of ways people are led to serve the emerging East Asian Church. So our teams stand ready to help you explore the way ahead, even if no one has trodden this path before.

This could mean finding a prayer group that shares your burden, attending a missions conference, making contact with a field worker, making a visit to Asia or joining a team on a short-term programme, being encouraged to go to Bible college. Our team is well-supplied with books, videos and other media that can deepen and excite your sense of mission.