Northwest Baptist Convention


East Asia Partnership

EA Male

NWBC churches partner with IMB workers in East Asia to “glorify God by sharing Christ, making disciples, and equipping and releasing strategic partners, so that we can saturate all East Asian peoples and cities with the gospel and reproducing churches.” The strategic partnership is part of seeking to reach 1.67 billion East Asian people. The NWBC and the IMB East Asia Affinity Group work together to help your church “Embrace the Ends of the Earth” and push back the darkness to advance the gospel of God’s kingdom among one or more of these East Asian population groups.


Serving in Southeast Asia

To provide daily programming for children of our Asia partners’ from birth through fifth grade, medical team, IT specialists, hospitality services and more.

*IMPORTANT – Do not share the trip location electronically or on social media.

Dates: Departure – July 11, 2019 for July 12 arrival – Return: July 24, 2019

Submit the required electronic volunteer registration by February 4, 2019. May be found at

IMB Registration: Complete STEPabroad 2019 form as it becomes available and sent to you — then return to One document for each church team is needed.

Ground Costs:

$750 due February 15, 2019 paid to: NWBC, 3200 NE 109th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682. Please make reference on the check to East Asia Mission Trip.

$800 due April 15, 2019

The total deposit of $1,550 will cover double occupancy housing, breakfast and lunch July 14-23, and ground transportation between the airport and hotel. All other meals and sightseeing are at your own expense.


Volunteers may purchase their airline tickets individually or as a group. Email for location. A recommended travel agent is listed or you may use the agent of your choosing. Volunteers must be in place by July 12 and purchasing your ticket by March 31 with travel insurance is highly recommended. Return flights may be scheduled for July 24.

Dehoney Travel

Contacts:  Eryn Murphy or Leslie Vescelus

3008 Charlestown Crossing

New Albany IN 47150

Phone: 812/206-1080

Toll-free: 800/325-6708




A mandatory training date for all volunteers is scheduled for March 16 at 10 am – 2:30 pm at the Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 NE 109th Ave., Vancouver, WA and includes lunch. Age graded leaders will present curriculum to be used at the conference and networking with other volunteers will begin.

Background information

All participants are required to submit a verifiable background check from within the last two years. We encourage the use of Protect My Ministry, which may be found at


Church Approval

Each church group must submit a letter from the pastor or mission team leader acknowledging that each volunteer who participates is qualified to serve and approved for the mission trip.



Partial scholarships of $500 each are available for college students. Also pastors who are traveling as a first time participant in an East Asia mission trip are qualified. Go to for more information.


Health Insurance

Travel health insurance is required by the IMB through Gallagher at the cost of $3.30 per day, even if you currently have health insurance coverage. This is a low cost policy and information may be found at


Other items

Secure your passport now, and remember it must be valid for six months after travel is completed. No Visa is required for U.S. citizens. Get your immunizations as needed – up to date routine vaccinations are recommended, such as MMR, DPT, chickenpox, polio and flu shots. Most travelers will want to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and typhoid.


Sheila Allen

East Asia Mission Team Coordinator

Northwest Baptist Convention




East Asia Scholarship Application Instructions

East Asia Scholarship Reference Form

Scholarship application


Current East Asia Partnership Requests

Below are pending projects requests for NWBC volunteers able to travel abroad to assist IMB personnel on short-term projects. Review the requests and contact David Gass at for more detailed information and to discuss specific arrangements.



VBS/Vision Trip

Location: Malaysia

Date(s): Flexible

Group Size: 6-8

Cost: Airline ticket + $40.00/day for hotel and meals



Reaching Unreached Cities

Location: Malaysia

Date(s): Flexible

Group Size: 6-8

Cost: Airline ticket + $40.00/day for hotel and meals



Southern Cross-Bible Distribution to Chinese Tourists

Location: Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia

Date(s): January/February time frame (1 week commitment)

Cost: Airline ticket, hotel (single) $300.00, meals (daily) $25.00

Group Size: Flexible



Spanish Language Students

Location: Spain

Date(s): 1 quarter minimum

Group size: 2 female or 2 male

Cost: Airline ticket, $1400.00 tuition, $300.00 housing monthly, $300 meals monthly



University Ministry

Location: Taiwan (Kaohsiung City)

Group size: 4-12

Cost: Airline ticket + $400.00 (based on 7 days)



Targeted Community Ministry

Location: Taiwan (Kaohsiung City)

Group Size: 4-12

Cost: Airline ticket + $400.00 (based on 7 days)



Linyuan Baptist Gospel Center and Community

Location: Taiwan (Kaohsiung City)

Date(s): Flexible

Group Size: 4-12

Cost: Airline ticket + $400.00 (7 to 14 days)



Mobilizing Missionary Christians

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Date(s): year-round, Christmas & Thanksgiving is best

Group Size: 4-12

Cost: Airline ticket + $500 week/person





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