Today’s students are tomorrow’s career missionary force. IMB missionaries in the Philippines understood the need to equip the student generation to obey the Great Commission when they began raising up the next generation of missionaries through the “Nehemiah Teams” missions training program. Over the past 15 years, Nehemiah Teams have trained and sent out more than 3,300 American and Filipino students to share the gospel throughout Southeast Asia and around the world. They are poised to send out even more. Your partnership with this Nehemiah Teams project will enable IMB missionaries to ramp up their training and send out even more students.
Your gift will facilitate the creation of more student-missionary teams, the development of new strategic partners, and the ability to send out more young adults to unreached people groups across Southeast Asia. Through Nehemiah Teams, students in at least 31 countries are connecting with IMB church planting efforts. Nehemiah Teams has had strategic partnerships with Southern Baptist churches adopting unengaged, unreached people groups and with IMB personnel and national conventions in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa and the Middle East. Partner today through giving, praying and spreading the word to the high school and college students in your life that God wants them to be part of his global mission.
Wrapped in rainforests, edged by golden sands and winding rivers, and crowned by volcanoes, the tropical beauty of Southeast Asia testifies to God’s creative hand. Rich in history, culture, and tradition, the countries of Southeast Asia step boldly towards the future with one foot planted firmly in the past. Spirituality swirls through cities and countryside like the smoke from temple incense sticks.
The 20,000 islands of Southeast Asia are home to 2,694 people groups and includes the world’s most populous Muslim country. The nations of Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea are home to 638 unreached people groups comprised of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and animists who have never heard that freedom is found in Christ.
Southeast Asians welcome spiritual conversations. Pray for divine appointments for Christian workers to share that Jesus is the way to peace with God and eternal life.