Interserve Partners serve in many of the most challenging places on earth, amongst the neediest peoples of Asia and the Arab world, wherever they are found. This includes ministry amongst migrant communities from these countries.
We prioritize the most spiritually, materially and socially impoverished, in places where the good news of Jesus is least known, spiritual and physical needs are the greatest and the church is small or oppressed. We seek to bring tangible hope to people’s lives in practical ways.
We have opportunities for service in around 40 countries for long term, mid term or short term service. You can begin exploring these regions of Asia and the Arab world on the following tabs, or start looking at the opportunities
for service in these hard places.
As defined by the Arab League, 22 Middle Eastern and North African countries make up this area of the world whose common bond is the language of Arabic. The rich culture and history is so often missed as the media and politics highlight problems, raising fears and alienating many of the ordinary people.,
The early church was born in this part of the world, as ancient orthodox churches testify, yet in some of these countries there is no national church. Christians of the Arab World face great challenges, and yet, bear strong witness that God's plan and purposes are unfolding.
Interserve Partners are engaging in transformational ministries, serving God in a variety of roles such in health, community development and media. Some teach in schools and universities while others are developing businesses. Many are working alongside the local church in support and encouragement.Explore opportunities for service » Search for stories from Arab World »
South Asia is a region of ancient traditions and religions; the birthplace of Buddha and the cradle of Hinduism. Its tranquil scenes capture the imagination of visitors; old ways and old values are highly respected and things never seem to change.
Yet, there is another South Asia: large cities bustling with activity and booming IT business. Universities, clinics, hotels, housing estates and shopping malls are the backdrop of this new Asia. Technology is no longer the privilege of the rich, but available to the wider community.
The area is wide open to change and wants to align itself with the rest of the modern world. There is a hope among the people today, a belief that this is a God-given time to build societies where ignorance, poverty and injustice are no longer the rule.
In the midst of all these developments there are many opportunities for Christians with a servant attitude and a love for these people to come alongside them and help them build their future.Explore opportunities for service » Search for stories from South Asia »
The peoples of the Central Asian Republics are friendly, hospitable, and highly educated. Although rich and diverse in culture and history and resources, they face many common challenges. In many cases, these newly-independent countries seek to build their societies, economic structures and institutions together with international assistance.
Pressing economic crises and disputes, ongoing health and social concerns, and high levels of migration have all contributed to the waning of post-independence joy and a search for new ideals.
In the name of Christ we can respond in a variety of ways. We develop and facilitate work in the areas of health, education and community development. There are many opportunities to encourage and mentor local business men and women in running their own businesses.Explore opportunities for service »
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These two words reflect an area of the world which is characterised by masses of people as well as a wide variety of cultures, countries and religious worldviews. Countries like China, Thailand, Mongolia, Cambodia. Religions like Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, Animism – and atheism. Some of these countries are rich and well developed – others are poor and struggling economically – many depend on foreign aid.
In some countries, Christianity is well established, thriving and reaching out to the rest of the world. In many others the church is small and lives tenuously in unsympathetic environments. Interserve works in several East Asian countries. It is a challenging part of the world in which to work with its many needs and numerous opportunities. There are plenty of places for flexible, servant-hearted, skilled Christians to live and serve and model Christ.Explore opportunities for service »
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A closer look at the beautiful countries of South East Asia where Interserve Partners work, reveals great poverty, injustice and great spiritual need! The religious make-up of this region is varied with Buddhism prominent and Islam also strong in some countries. The Church in many places is young, mostly small and often under severe persecution. In this, the newest region where Interserve places personnel, the challenges are great, but the opportunities for service far greater.
Many of our Partners work to assist children at risk, women who have been trafficked, victims of the AIDS pandemic and also various development programs. We have witnessed dramatic growth and impact of ministry in these countries in recent years. It is a real compassion for the poor and a deep desire to share Christ that makes the difference.Explore opportunities for service » Search for stories from South East Asia »