Southeast Asia (10 ASEAN countries) has over 700 million people residents. The numbers cover 1,748 ethnic groups, 665 of them still unreached (44% of the population).

In 1984, I was searching for direction for my life. I fasted and prayed for 10 days. At the end, Southeast Asia appeared before my soul’s eyes, shrouded in darkness. Here and there were small points of light that stood out, somewhere larger concentrations of light were visible. I understood that those who have light should take it into the middle of darkness.

Four years later I headed with my wife Orvokki to Indonesia. The relationships formed there have lasted until today. Even though that sight is sometimes forgotten during everyday life, I am reminded of it from time to time.

Before setting out for the mission field in 1988, Ps. 2:8 came to life for us,

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.

We have often asked the nations according to that verse.

Ask of Me

As I recently told my wife,

Would it be possible to get a 10th from those nations?

She answered that in our partnership, Indonesian pioneers have already been sent out to among 24 such tribes. The contribution of one Bible school, no matter how significant, is still not enough!

Spiritual leaders of Southeast Asian countries should be awakened more widely to reach out for their own UPG’s. For this reason, we now expand our seminars to those countries.