Asia / Pacific

Thursday, 22 November 2012 08:44

Good News from Indonesian Church Conference

Not too long ago, the whole congregation of the Indonesian churches gathered together in Surabaya for our Nusantara Conference. Along with GKDI (Indonesian churches) Surabaya’s 20th Anniversary, this conference took “Set Apart” from Malachi, as its main theme. We studied the book of Malachi together for three days!

Monday, 26 November 2012 21:00

One Disciple Shares Her Thoughts on Phnom Penh Anniversary

Standing in the shadows of Angkor Wat, I am reminded of what once was a great empire in this side of the world. Reaching its peak in the 12th century, the temples are a sight to behold, holding secrets to Cambodia’s glorious past, enticing in its beauty with history carved in stone to be viewed by someone like me.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:20

Phnom Penh Church Celebrates 20 Years

The Phnom Penh Church of Christ celebrated their 20th anniversary with an inspiring week long conference.

Friday, 19 October 2012 03:05

Our Son Was Baptized in Vietnam!

This is a story of God’s love and faithfulness.
I remember so clearly the day, 15 years ago, when my wife, Hong, and I were baptized! We were the first married couple in the underground Vietnam church, and we had a three-month-old boy. In those days it was hard for people to become followers of Jesus. The pressure of persecution was so intense that many left the church. The congregation was a few years old and there were 23 members.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 02:22

Disciples Down Under Encouraged by Antons

Ed and Deb Anton's recent trip to New Zealand was a great encouragement for the Central Auckland Church of Christ. Their giving hearts were very well received by the fellowship!

Friday, 13 April 2012 03:05

A Wide Open Door in China

In the biggest university complex in one of China’s largest cities, God keeps opening doors for the gospel. We’re calling, like the Macedonian in Paul’s vision, for adventurous disciples to “come over and help us!”

Two universities here in one of the biggest educational complexes in China are looking for English teachers.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:52

Interns from Down Under Voyage Out

What an amazing start to 2012 for the university ministries here in Australia! In January, a group of 10 brothers and sisters (4 from Sydney, 3 from Melbourne, and 3 from Fiji) went to Fiji, for a one month internship with the church. A few of them went to Suva, and a few begun in Nadi to then join the rest in Suva.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 01:55

S. E. A. Churches Visited by ICOC HotNews

ICOCHotNews recently visited the SE Asia region of churches and came back with this report.

  • 80% + of teenagers are being baptized in Singapore.
  • 50 Mission teams are being planned to be sent out in the next ten years in Indonesia.
  • The Japanese disciples and HOPEww are helping rebuild their shattered nation after the devastating Tsunami.
by Friday, 27 January 2012 01:35

The Week 300 Million People Travel—A Christian Perspective

When train tickets for the last day before the Chinese New Year went on sale in China, the website handling the ticket sales received over one billion visits. To Chinese people, there is no more important time to be home with family. Many will travel upwards of 30 hours by train from megacities back to their hometowns.
by Wednesday, 28 December 2011 10:43

A Cry for Help in the Philippines

Situation Report – December 27, 2011
By Jun Velasco, Country Director, Philippines

Typhoon Washi (locally called “Sendong”) has claimed more than 1,200 lives and left 1,000 people missing, according to BBC Asia.