Touching Asia is an evangelistic ministry dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through serving, helping and healing in the name of Jesus. This is done through equipping believers through seminars and Bible school training programs, evangelistic and healing ministry, and on-going support and partnership with church-planters. Emphasis is also given to the fight against poverty, trafficking and social injustice. This is the heart of Touching Asia – to reach out and change lives.

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300 miles for freedom


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 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  Proverbs 31:8-9 “God’s commandment for his children was to first love God wholeheartedly and to love people.  So, how do you show love to people you don’t know?  How do you show love to the poor, abused and enslaved? How do you empathize with those who are suffering when you don’t know what it means to truly suffer? Kelly Nesvold, a native Minnesotan man, is showing us how to make a difference. Upon…

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Thirty-Eight Years On

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24 August 2016   Thirty-eight years on In August thirty-eight years ago exactly at this time, I was sitting in a truck with a group of other young people traveling overland from Belgium to the Indian Subcontinent. We had just started off on a very long journey that were to take us from central Europe through the Balkans into the Middle East passing the nations of Turkey, Iran and entering into Afghanistan from where we took the Grand Trunk Road from Kabul all the way to Calcutta, India.  It was a tiring but an amazing trip and I can easily…

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174 New Students – Great excitement

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1 June 2016 1 JUNE – 174 STUDENTS –  GREAT EXCITEMENT – A BIG DAY FOR FGBTC Today is a big day in Yangon as the new school-year starts for Full Gospel Bible Training Centre (FGBTC) in Yangon, Myanmar. FGBTC is bigger than ever. 174 students have been admitted for this school-year although many more applied but there is no more place for them. The expectations and excitement is so great for this new year.                               We have seen over the past twenty years how the…

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Bethany – A Beehive of Activity

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Nisshin Japan, 13 May 2016 We have been in Japan for a few days now and been able to meet a number of our friends and partners again. I am traveling with my brother, friend and coworker Samuel from the Middle East and we are speaking and ministering in churches in several different cities. Gamagori in Aichi district was our first stop for two days the past weekend. The Gamagori church (photo above) was the first church I visited in Japan twenty years ago in 1996. In fact, it was at the Golden Week (the great Japanese holiday they celebrate…

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Japanese Guests in Kathmandu

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FRIENDS OF TOUCHING ASIA/OUT OF ASHES More women and girls are being rescued through the ministry of Lighthouse Foundation Nepal. Below is a photo of a mother and her daughter. This mother and her daughter was rescued a couple of weeks ago from Mumbai. She has been in the brothel for twenty-two years. Her name is Soni. Both she and her daughter are two of the thousands that endure the same torment and abuse year after year. ​Japanese friends visiting Nepal April was an intense month as a team from our partner Bethany Kindergarten from Japan visited the work in Nepal. They…

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