Answering God's call to reach all Peoples
The need is urgent. The opportunities are Endless.
Come join a project that is already going, or begin something new.
GTO Long-term missionaries are defined as those who have completed their initial two year commitment and continue serving with us. Our missionaries are encouraged to take bi-annual furloughs to share the vision with their home church and to find refreshment.
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The nations of the ASEAN community have agreed upon English as their language of commerce creating an increasing need for native English speakers to serve as teachers.
Current teams have a vision for more than what they are able to do with the staffing they have. Help them do new things.
Pioneer new projects
Global Tribes Outreach seeks to enable and encourage you as a servant of the King to do what He has laid on your heart. We want to help you see that vision become a reality. Let us join you in pursuing the dream.
We help you get to the field
Take an EXPLORATORY trip
If you've never been to Asia, or to the location you wish to serve, come see first hand what living here will be like. You will have the opportunity to meet the team you will be working with and get to hear more of their vision.
Long Term Missions orientation
We have partnered with the Missions Training Center in NYC where you will go through six-weeks of intense missions training. Included in this training is the opportunity to work through the Worldwide Perspectives training manual.
Mission board interview
We want to get to know you. We will sit with you and help sort out the details of your vision and seek to help you articulate that vision well as you share your call to serve in Asia.
Home Church support
We help connect the dots between you and your home church. We want to connect directly with your senders to help bridge the gap between your church and the work you're doing in Asia. That relationship is so vital in sustaining you in the years ahead.
Locations being served
Global Tribes Outreach is a collection of individuals doing projects who are excited about Christ's Kingdom coming on this earth. Even though we are spread throughout Asia, we do our best to keep our community tightly knit because we believe our people are the strength of the organization.
Chiang Dao Compassion Home
Our Lord cared about children, and we as his followers are called to do the same. In August of 2002 the Compassion Home was founded by a member of our staff with 20 school aged children, and has since doubled in size. At the home, the children's physical and spiritual needs are met as they pursue an education that is unavailable in the mountain villages they come from. Each one is given the priceless gift of knowing about Jesus. GTO staff continue to be a part of the work at CDCH. Please click the links below to learn more.
We seek the welfare of those around us and use our lives to bless our communities. We are about relationships. We love the truth, live the truth, and teach the truth. May His kingdom come in Southern China!
Our teams here are involved in student outreach, UPG projects, and kingdom businesses. They use a combination of approaches to make a lasting impact for the Kingdom. In everything, they strive for excellence to the glory of God.
Their work varies in size and scope, from villages to big cities, from small tutoring schools to large university campuses.
The Khamba, or Kham, Tibetans live in mountainous regions of southwestern China. They live in high elevations, often above 9,000, with some towns over 14,000 feet elevation. They are a rugged, fun loving people that are traditionally know as the warriors of Tibet.
Buddhism came to Tibet in the seventh century, where it soon took root and has been the established religion in the region since then, trapping its people in a system of fear and bondage to superstitions and evil spirits. So far, very few of the Tibetan people have experienced the freedom of living with Jesus. Our workers seek to see these Tibetan peoples invited into that life of freedom. Join them in prayer, and perhaps in person, as they see our Lord's Kingdom grow.
The burkholder Family
Ken and Ang Burkholder joined Global Tribes Outreach in 2009. With the goal of "impacting a few to impact the many" they founded Hope for Tribes Thailand seeking to serve university students. These students come from unfortunate family situations and wouldn’t be able to make it to university on their own. At Hope for Tribes they equip university students with the ‘tools’ needed to go and make disciples among their own tribe and share that love with the world around them. They offer Bible classes, personal development, and social time for sharing Christ's love with others while they are studying in university.
The ESH Family
Lloyd and Mary Ellen Esh joined Global Tribes Outreach in 2012. They have a passion to see local Thai church leadership strengthened. One of the ways they engage locally is by running a shop called Awaken. Their vision is to create an atmosphere that challenges students to understand who God is, find their calling in life, and excel in what God has created them to be. Goals include building relationships through teaching English, creating an ethical work environment, and providing social interaction. Awaken café allows them the opportunity of sharing and showing Christ's love.
Hatyai is a city of 160,000 people along the eastern coast in southern Thailand. The city is a melting pot of cultures and influences including Thai, Malay, and Chinese. Multiple cultures bring various religions with the prevalent ones being Thai Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism, and Islam; leaving less than 1% as Christian believers. Hatyai is home to the 3rd largest reclining buddha in the world and many tourists come to pay their respects. For the local people, knowing how to speak English opens up doors for better jobs and creates a higher social status. People look for ways to improve their English, and that gives native English speakers opportunities to interact in various ways. The long term workers in Hatyai have a heart for university students and use English teaching and other activities to connect with the community.
Malaysia actively celebrates its geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity. Though the country practices freedom of religion, Christianity exists in great minority. The culture is multi-faceted, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous peoples. Christians are a low percentage of Malaysia's population of 28 million people. Our workers seek to share Christ in incarnational ways as they live and work in this land. GTO's short term teams come and go from here as we conduct orientation and debriefing sessions. The country's diversity and well developed infrastructure help us to serve these programs.
Laos [Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic] has long been one of the world’s poorest countries. It is currently experiencing significant economic growth as it enters the 21st century. Many people are spiritually hungry and the gospel is spreading as God’s people, many who have endured the fires of persecution, share the gospel with friends and neighbors. The religions of Laos are Animistic Buddhism 60%, Spirit Worship 38%, Christians 1%, and Other (Muslim, Bahai, Non-religious) 1%. The principal religion of Laos is Theravada Buddhism, though it is little more than a veneer over deep-seated animism. Laotian life and culture is heavily influenced by this animistic-Buddhist mix. Our workers in Laos teach Bible studies, manage a cafe, and assist in a vocational school training village students with skills that set them apart in a more competitive job market.