Greetings and welcome in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that wonderful name in which we have unity, purpose, and a great mission!
These are certainly exciting times, and I am privileged to be part of what God is doing in East Asia. The East Asia region covers the Korean peninsula, Japan, Mongolia and the vast China world with 1.56 billion people and 140 million Christians (9%)*. We still have at least 1.4 billion people in our region and many more around the world to reach.
The mission is great, but what is tremendously encouraging is that we are witnessing the rise of an Asian Mission movement to meet this challenge. In an era of globalization and urbanization, indigenous leaders from different countries, cities and villages are coming together for a common purpose of the Gospel.
The church in East Asia has become a great force of sending missionaries, but we have yet to see even greater works when the persecuted church in this region will one day join fully the cause of world evangelization. And towards this end, I warmly invite you to participate in the work of Lausanne in East Asia.
To God be the Glory!
Regional Director for East Asia
*Atlas of Global Christianity