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We envision churches in East Asia glorifying God by partnering with the global Church, SIM and our supporting constituencies in sending missionaries to the least reached, while also receiving missionaries in certain countries of East Asia. Together, as God’s people, we commit ourselves willingly and joyfully to be involved in furthering the cause of the Great Commission through praying, giving, mobilizing, going and receiving missionaries.


The staff of the East Asia Office coordinates and supervises the efforts of constituent sending and receiving entities, and provides services in the areas of:

  • promotion
  • strengthening partnerships with churches
  • mobilization of churches and individuals
  • involving our countries more in candidate screening and selection
  • mentoring and orientation
  • information coordination
  • church-mission partnerships
  • administration, supervision, and development of receiving contexts
  • crisis management and contingency planning
  • care for children of cross-cultural workers

Communities where He is least known

Bugis tribe

Members of Bugis, the largest tribe inhabiting the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, have long been known as tough sailors and tenacious traders. The Bugis, with an estimated seven million people, can be found throughout Indonesia and even in Malaysia, Singapore, and the southern Philippines.

Islam is the main religion of the Bugis tribe. However, the Bugis also believe in the tradition of the ancestors and the power of occult spirits. Mission work has been done amongst them since the beginning of the 19th century, primarily by Dutch missionaries, but with little success. The number of Bugis Christians is estimated to be less than one per cent.

prayer points


Efforts to reach the least-reached communities in Indonesia, by motivating, equipping, and mobilizing churches and theological institutions in Indonesia


SIM East Asia’s strategies to equip and send members to focus on frontline evangelism, discipleship, producing missional churches and turning mission fields into mission forces


Wisdom for Chinese, Indonesian, Indian diaspora and international student ministry leaders to strategize their ministries


Attempts to send members to serve in Japan with OMF Japan and Asian Access


God to supply the funds for our growth, operation, ministries and projects


Wisdom and resources in developing capacity in the region to receive workers


Cross departmental efforts focusing on succession plans for SIM East Asia staff, leaders, members of key committees and field members


The formation of the New Gen Mission Initiative Committee to draw young people to serve in mission

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