Philippines – Human Trafficking
The Oppressed in our Midst – Human trafficking is a massive issue in our world today, enslaving nearly 30 million people globally. Statistics show that up to 10 million Filipino men, women, and children are exploited through sex trafficking and forced labor in this $40 billion-dollar industry.
A Whirlwind of Change – Spain is the land of festivals! In every city, town and village there is a fiesta of some kind which gets all the townsfolk out on the streets with their neighbors.
Suriname – Hindustani
A Church within Walking Distance – The Hindustani, also known as East Indians, are of Indian decent and began arriving in Suriname in 1873 as indentured laborers. They were immediately put to work on the coffee, cocoa and sugar cane plantations.
Suriname – Tribal
The Trio and Wayana Tribes – The Trio and Wayana live in the dense rainforests that cover most of the country. Access to the interior region is difficult and limited to boat and some air transportation.
Trinidad and Tobago
Prioritizing the Unreached – Trinidad and Tobago is an island nation in the southern Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela. As the name implies, the two principal islands which form this nation are Trinidad and Tobago.
God is Moving Among Muslims – The gospel is for every people group in the world without exception, since all are made in God’s image and are designed for relationship with Him.
An Island of Change – Papua, once called Irian Jaya, is the eastern-most province of the Indonesian archipelago. Papua’s rugged jungle and swamp terrain is home to an incredible diversity of flora and exotic animals.
Cameroon – Baka
Who are the Baka? – For the Baka, life centers around survival. As the logging industry changes the rainforest, their traditional lifestyle is harder and harder to maintain. The large game animals have retreated further into the dense forest as the hardwood trees whose fruit and shelter they depend on have been logged out.
Africa in Miniature – Cameroon has it all. Beautiful mountains, forests, deserts, and broad tropical savannas. Colorful people speaking more than 290 indigenous languages. Big cities, rural villages and small forest camps.
Reaching the Next Generation – Though Haiti is a beautiful nation, poverty and spiritual darkness continues to hold this island nation captive. For those with patience and an open mind, Haiti reveals a rich and unique blend of African, French and Caribbean culture.