Who is Asian Outreach?
Asian Outreach is a Christian faith-based agency. Our vision is to effect social, spiritual and holistic change through our involvement and investment in Asia. We believe the urgency of the needs in Asia demands an unprecedented spirit of co-operation. Two thirds of the world's population call Asia home. The deep spiritual and physical needs of these millions of people compel us to do all we can to make a difference in Asia.
What is the function of the Canadian organization (Asian Outreach International Canada)?
We are one of over 20 AO offices around the world working within the Asian Outreach Alliance. Our purpose is to raise awareness in Canada AO projects across Asia. We believe there are concerned Canadians who will respond when they are challenged by the needs in Asia and understand the work we are involved in. All fundraising by Asian Outreach Canada directly supports the projects of the Asian Outreach Alliance.
Who directs Asian Outreach International Canada?
Noel Hutchinson has served with AO since 1990. He and his wife, Marnie, lived and worked in Thailand from 1990-1996. They also lived in Hong Kong for a short period of time, traveling throughout many parts of Asia. He directed the Canadian office from 1998 until the end of 2008. He is now the Regional Mission Director for Asian Outreach's offices in Canada and the US
What are our core values?
Cultivation of National Leadership
We believe those who know the language, the culture and the physical environment of each project are ready-made to work within their national context. Our long-term goal is to search for, train, and develop national leadership to carry out the work in their nations.
Development of Indigenous Programs
Asia is extremely diverse. Rather than impose projects from the outside, Asian Outreach Canada seeks to establish programs that meet actual, local needs. Working alongside our national leaders and other country offices, we develop a project with specific goals, a timeline, and a reporting system.
Encouragement of Asian Support
We encourage the Asian church and local supporters to contribute to local projects as well as assist in effectively expanding projects in other areas.
Asian Outreach Canada believes in working with others to see great things accomplished in Asia. Where possible we will work alongside local churches and other organizations, offering our specific skills and strengths to serve in any way we can.
We are accountable to our donors and our Board of Directors. Asian Outreach Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency #12729 0005 RR0001.
What countries are we currently working in?
Although our Canadian office focuses on a few specific countries in our projects, AO is involved in many parts of Asia. We are currently working in Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, North India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Singapore and Malaysia.
How can you get involved with Asian Outreach?
In our Get Involved section of this web site you can find a variety of ways to support and join the team of Asian Outreach Canada. Whether through financial support or as a volunteer, your contribution will make a difference in Asia and will bring us closer to reaching our project goals.
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Who Are Our Partners?
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Individual Churches and Donors
What is Our Statement of Faith?
Asian Outreach is a non-profit, evangelical, interdenominational body that believes in:
- The Holy Bible, which is the fully and uniquely inspired Word of God, the only infallible, sufficient and authoritative rule of faith and practice
- One God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatory intercession and His personal return in power and glory
- He is the only Saviour of mankind
- The salvation of lost and sinful men through regeneration by the Holy Spirit
- Salvation is by grace through faith
- The indwelling of the believer by the Holy Spirit, enabling the Christian to live a godly life and to serve the Lord in the power of the Spirit
- The resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved into the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation
- Spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, comprising the Body of Christ
For more information on the Lausanne Covenant, please go to: http://www.lausanne.org/covenant