“In my university coursework, I am studying to become an English teacher. This past semester, I took an English class that was taught by an American teacher [an East-West missionary]—what an opportunity to learn English from a native speaker!
The topic of the English class was the Bible. I didn’t know much about the Bible at the time because my government does not allow schools or universities to teach religion of any kind. So I was very interested in learning more about this unfamiliar Book.
After class each day, a few of my classmates and I would meet with our American English teacher to further discuss what we learned about the Bible in class that day. One day, we studied about Jesus and I learned about His love for me—I just couldn’t believe that someone would love me enough to die for me! As I began to ask more questions and read more of the Bible, my American teacher helped me understand how desperately I need God’s forgiveness because of my sin.
I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins that day and expressed my deep desire to be His because of what He did for me on the cross. Now, I want to spend the rest of my life sharing His love and forgiveness with my family and friends . . . so that all of East Asia can come to know the love that I have found in Jesus!”
–A student and evangelist in East Asia
East-West is committed to penetrating the most spiritually dark areas of the world with the light of the gospel. We continually seek creative ways to act on the urgency of our call to join God’s mission in reaching the lost. Most importantly, we pursue evangelism strategies in areas where we have national staff on the ground to follow up with those exposed to the gospel.
Due to the variety of target populations throughout the world, we engage multiple evangelism strategies to most effectively reach the lost world with the message of Jesus Christ. We utilize strategies that reach from the rural poor of remote villages to the untold millions in mega-cities.