Southeast Asia

About the Region

A land of volcanoes, rivers, and seas, Southeast Asia is a region like none other. This area is spiritually complex due to the mix of Islam, folk tradition, and animism—but the few existing Christian communities are open to global partners.

Economically, much of the region relies on agriculture, but there are some megacities making an impact on the world stage. With its jungle climate and intense spiritual landscape, Southeast Asia is in need of workers with high resilience and determination.

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Missional Opportunities


Spiritual Climate

Muslims in Southeast Asia hold a complex mix of beliefs informed by Islam, folk traditions, and animism. Even devout Muslims often pray to ancestral spirits and make sacrifices to ward off curses. Many live in constant fear of evil.

The number of Christians in Southeast Asia may be small. But the potential for partnering in the Gospel is great. As God moves in the hearts of local believers, more national churches are eager to be trained to share Christ among the region’s least-reached Muslim communities.