Highlights from Southeast Asia

Editor’s note: This is the eleventh post in a 12-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2019 research data. A full copy of the report is available at imb.org/asr.

11,132 Southeast Asian People Dying Daily without Christ

67,767 Heard Gospel Witness46,466 Opportunities to respond7,955 New Believers5,581 Baptisms7,029 Received Leadership Training1 New Engagement




A family among a large unreached people group in Southeast Asia had to flee their community because of vengeance killings. They found refuge in a local church. While taking refuge, the family heard the gospel and watched the life of believers in the church. They chose to commit their lives to Christ and follow in believer’s baptism. The pastor and his church have discipled the family and are equipping them to return to their community so others may hear the gospel and experience a transformed life.

Last year, 67,767 people heard the gospel in Southeast Asia.

Healthy Church Formation

IMB held a training event for 600 house-church leaders in Southeast Asia in December of 2019 using curriculum for New Testament Survey and studying the parables.

Exit to Partnership

The IMB helped establish a national-led sending organization in a Southeast Asian country. This sending organization committed to send six families in 2020 to serve among unreached people groups. This is fruit from the IMB’s 15-year investment in national partners in the country.

Your giving enables IMB workers to disciple Southeast Asian Christian, train house church leaders and partner with national-led sending organizations. Give now to support the work in Southeast Asia.

All data, except for active field personnel and unreached people group counts, reflects information from the 2019 Data-Year Annual Statistical Report (IMB).