Our Mission Fields
Cambodia has a complex history with multiple layers of influence from India, Thailand, Vietnam, and the colonial French. One of the most profound impacts on the country was that of Pol Pot and the communist Khmer Rouge when 2 million people were massacred.
World Team has been working in Cambodia for more than a decade and currently has teams in several locations across the country meeting spiritual, physical, and emotional needs through holistic church-planting ministries. Innovative teams characterize the Cambodia field with ministries ranging from schools for the poor, medical ministries, business, and grass roots evangelism.
Ministry in Cameroon is as varied as the languages, cultures, and environment of this West African nation. World Team has been church planting in Cameroon since the 1980s. We minister in deed, through healthcare and micro business. We minister in truth, through Bible translation and chronological Bible storytelling. We minister in love, investing in lasting relationships and building communities of believers.Learn More
Changes to the rainforest from the logging industry have greatly impacted the Baka and their traditional lifestyle is difficult to maintain. Large game animals, a food source, are no longer inhabiting nearby and the hardwood trees that provided fruit and shelter have been logged out.Learn More
Most of the Kwakum people have never experienced the life-changing realities of grace, gift, and hope. They have a desperate need to know the true God and the meaning of his grace.Learn More
Language often keeps them in spiritual darkness. The Bible has yet to be translated into Pol, and many of the Pol do not read. World Team seeks linguists and translators to come develop their language, start literacy programs, and translate the Bible.
Ministry in Toronto grew out of World Team’s church planting apprenticeship ministry. God is using this ministry to foster a church-planting movement in the Greater Toronto area! Churches are being planted in the Filipino, Jewish, Russian, Spanish and Thai Lander communities. Other multicultural have been established. There is a critical need for trainers and mentors to continue nurturing this young church-planting movement and encourage outreach to other people groups. Explore this website to learn more.
With the amazing power of the Holy Spirit working through missions, we have increased the number of followers from only a handful in 1989 to more than 15,000 followers of Jesus on a given Sunday. However, believers face continued pressures and strenuous laws against sharing the Gospel. Discipling is very important for the growth of this community.Learn More
The people of Uyghur are Turkic with a culture like other Central Asians. The Muslim faith greatly influences their identity. There are many possibilities for ministry to expand to unreached Muslim peoples.
There are 24 unreached people groups in the Guera, many of whom have lack of sanitary water, health facilities, and education. The majority are Muslim, yet there are a few people groups who have turned to the Lord. The church is growing.
The church in China is quite diverse and the number of those following Christ is growing. With an estimated 1 pastor for every 10,000 believers, the challenges pastors are facing are real! The Chinese church needs help in implementing their vision to reach the unreached all around them.Learn More
“To be Hui is to be Muslim.” There are more than 10 million Hui people in China, making them the nation’s largest Muslim people group. Hui tend to live within tight knit communities and share strict rules about food, dress, and other areas of daily life. You’ll find Hui living in all parts of China, but many live within the nation’s major cities. The Hui are the most urban and educated minority group in China.
Half of World Team’s roots come out of Cuba. The Cuban, American, and Canadian founders of West Indies Mission (now World Team) were also the founders of Los Pinos Nuevos (LPN) – a large network of evangelical churches including a seminary. The church in Cuba today is strong and vibrant, despite decades of hardship under communist rule and severe economic policies.
Bill Stothers will tell you that missions is the “greatest adventure of my life”. As a boy he dreamed of being a professional baseball player. That dream ended at age 20. Soon after, he and wife Priscilla were called to serve as church planters in the Dominican Republic. American GIs had played baseball in the sugarcane fields of the DR. It caught on and kids grew up playing in neighborhood clubs. Today the DR is a hotbed of young baseball talent that feeds US Major League teams. Bill leads a team of 18 volunteer chaplains who provide spiritual care for 30 Major League baseball academies and 6 winter league ball teams. Bible studies and chapels are held weekly, young men and staff are having significant spiritual conversations, and lives are being transformed by the power of the gospel.
“Forty-one years ago (1979) the first church plant could fit in one car!” Today it would certainly take a caravan of tour buses to fit all the churches. World Team has seen an incredible demonstration of God’s blessing upon our 30+ years of ministry in France.
A multicultural team of North American and European missionaries, and French church leaders, work interdependently to see 50 churches planted within the next 20 years. In the greater Paris area, there is only one church for every 50,000 people.