East Asia and the Pacific

East Asia and the Pacific

The East Asia and Pacific office of Global Ministries encompasses a vast region from Mongolia to New Zealand, China to the Pacific Island nations. The region is home to nearly 1.6 billion people – one-quarter of the world’s population – and contains one-sixth of the world’s landmass.

Global Ministries currently has partners and projects in Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Fiji, and the Marshall Islands, including 16 missionaries in 7 different countries. Some partnerships, such as our relationship with Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, have lasted well over a century. Others are new and continue to develop. For instance, responding to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in rural China, in 2003, Global Ministries began to partner with villagers in Shuangmiao Village, Henan Province. Whether supporting long-standing relationships, or creating new ones, Global Ministries continues to be open to new and innovative ways to share in God’s mission of peace, justice, and shalom in this region of the world.

Helpful resources from the East Asia and the Pacific Office

General Synod/Assembly Resolutions Related to East Asia and the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific News

Asian Rural Institute: Sustainable “Food Life” in Rural Japan

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 8-9pm EDT Rural leaders from around the world are returning to ARI this…

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What’s Possible as a Global Mission Intern

The Global Mission Intern (GMI) program is an opportunity for young adults in the Christian Church…

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Sharing Experiences

Martha Mensendiek serves with Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. During the pandemic, Japan…

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Mission Stories

What’s Possible as a Global Mission Intern

The Global Mission Intern (GMI) program is an opportunity for young adults in the Christian Church…

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Sharing Experiences

Martha Mensendiek serves with Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. During the pandemic, Japan…

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A Roleplay for Dignity

Jeffrey Mensendiek serves with J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan. For the past three…

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