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.
The ministry was born and sprung out of the calling the founder Håkan Gabrielsson had for Asia for many years. He first traveled through Asia at the age of twenty-two, when he in 1978 for the first time arrived at the Indian Sub-continent.
Today he has worked as a missionary and pastor for more than thirty-seven years in Asia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, traveling extensively and speaking and teaching in seminars, conferences, Bible schools and church meetings.
For a period, Håkan and his family resided in Sweden while he traveled as an itinerant minister into the former Soviet Union after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
In 1995, he and his wife Erika felt the Lord leading them to resettle in Singapore, in Asia, with their children to pioneer a new ministry.
Touching Asia’s emphasis was initially on conducting evangelistic healing campaigns and leadership training programs, but has expanded to include justice and mercy ministry, income-generating projects and relief work.
Through revival and healing campaigns, conventions and conferences for pastors and leaders, ‘Ministry Centers’ with Bible schools mercy and justice ministry projects run by our ministry partners in different countries thousands have met the amazing grace of Jesus.
Recently, Nepal has come into focus and God is, by his grace, opening unprecedented doors in this country previously closed to the Gospel. A revival has been sweeping over the nation, and we have felt led to be a part of what God is doing. A ministry to rescue/prevent girls from coming into trafficking has been started, several girls homes have been opened through finanical support of several partners, a half-way-house, as well as a Christian school caring for hundreds of children are run by our ministry partners in Nepal.
We are excited about what God is doing all over Asia.