Region 1 – East Asia


WE Harvest works in the following nations in East Asia:

India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

With an area of 17 million square miles, consisting of fifty-one nations, and a population of 4.5 billion people, Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Although Christianity represents only 7 percent of Asia’s population, it’s still an enormous pool of humanity – about 310 million people. In fact, the largest Christian congregation anywhere in the world is the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, where every Sunday some 250,000 Korean worshippers go to nine services where the message is translated into 16 languages! In China, researchers estimated the number of Christians in 2010 to be 67 million. This represents a massive growth since the last census in 1949 when the Christian total was less than a million. At this level of growth, China is destined to become the largest Christian nation.

Despite the enormous growth, Asia is also the home of the most anti-Christian persecution anywhere in the world. Many Asian countries view Christians as a threat to society. For example, in North Korea, some 200,000 to 400,000 Christians are said to be living in forced labor camps for their refusal to join the national cult of Kim Il Sung.

There is great work to be done in Asia.

“Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem” (Psalm 51:18).