Asian churches are growing in number and depth across the Southern Baptist Convention, and our partnership is essential to fulfilling the Revelation 7:9 vision. Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Myanma/Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese congregations represent the Asian faces of the SBC, and many are active partners in IMB’s work of taking the gospel to the nations.
Together, we are taking the good news of Jesus to every corner of the earth.
Each May, we celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the work of the IMB.
Join us in celebrating what God has done through Asian Americans to deliver the gospel to the nations.
This year, we hear from Asian pastors on two important topics. First, the importance of raising up and entrusting NextGen Asians to serve the church locally and carry out the missionary task globally. And second, the importance of being a part of the SBC family and partnering with the IMB to reach the nations.
Jack Wattanawongsawang and his wife, Prinna Puakpong, watched the news on March 11, 2011, documenting the triple disaster unfolding in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear power plant meltdown.
With no intention to go, the couple prayed and asked God to send someone who wasn’t them — they had lives, careers and ministries in Tennessee — to tell the Japanese they are loved by the God of the universe.
As the scenes of people with no hope and no god flashed on their TV screen, God asked Jack, “Were you not the same as them before you met me?”