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Muslims in this part of Southeast Asia—over 10 million people—have been ignored for centuries by messengers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Team Hope is our answer to this need. Team Hope aims to be the physical presence of Christ in the midst of a large Muslim community, and to bring the message of our loving Lord, Jesus Christ. This multinational team ministers through education, community engagement, development farming, and community health. 

Spiritual Climate

Team Hope focuses on a Muslim group we call the Miga, who were first introduced to Islam by Arab traders nearly 1,000 years ago. They are disadvantaged and poor, often living on the fringes of land taken from them by immigrants from the north. The team builds bridges to Jesus while meeting this community’s significant needs through agricultural training, literacy development, tutoring, community health, and more. We have open doors to minister at a local university and in three unreached communities.

Team Goals

Team Hope needs followers of Jesus to help:

  • Communicate a culturally relevant biblical message in the heart language of Muslim peoples.
  • Share the gospel by telling biblical stories.
  • Develop leaders in ways that fit the local context.
  • Cultivate healthy families of faith that initiate Disciple Making Movements.
Life in Southeast Asia looks like:
  • Long conversations over fresh-cooked meals
  • Unexpected connections that spring from daily chores, like going to the market
  • Celebrating the harvest with mothers who have planted their first gardens to feed their families
  • Praying over people with significant health needs and few resources
  • Investing in college students who are the first in their families to attend university
  • Rejoicing in each step toward Jesus, knowing that the journey out of Islam can take time
Would you be a good fit for this team?

Members of Team Hope love Jesus, enjoy investing in relationships, like to tell a good story, and have a passion to serve Muslims. If this is you, consider:

  • Do you maintain a close walk with Jesus?
  • Are you committed, hard-working, and resilient?
  • Are you open to lifelong learning?
  • How do you act on your desire to see more Muslims following Jesus?
  • Are you willing to live simply in order to identify with the local community?

Members of Team Hope should demonstrate genuine love for people and intentionality in their time, skills, and conversations, in order to bring a Kingdom perspective of holistic ministry into the context of daily life and trusting relationships.

Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Agricultural Training Center/Community...
Needed:
Resilient, hard-working people who love the outdoors, don't mind living simply, are highly...
Country: Asia, Southeast Asia
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Community Worker
Needed:
Resilient, focused, hard-working individuals with a passion for seeing Muslim people come...
Country: Asia, Southeast Asia
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Campus Outreach to Muslim Minority Students
Needed:
Individuals who are first and foremost in love with Jesus, whose hearts break for the lost,...
Country: Asia, Southeast Asia
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)

Project in Southeast Asia

Team Hope Expansion
In: Muslim Ministries, Southeast Asia
For centuries, Muslims in Southeast Asia have been extremely closed to the gospel. Team Hope—an international team passionate to be the presence of Jesus—has made it their mission to... Read More »
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