Our story

People International is an interdenominational Christian organisation, whose vision is to see churches established that proclaim the Good News among the Muslim peoples of Central Asia.

People International was established in 1979 and since then has been researching the state of the church in Central Asia and making the needs of the Central Asian people known to Christians in other parts of the world.

Since 1980, People International has been sending in short-term teams and placing workers long-term on the field to live and work amongst the local people.

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What we do

People International has a two-fold approach.

  1. We research Central Asia and make the needs of the Central Asian people known to Christians in other parts of the world.
  2. We send short-term teams and place workers long-term on the field in teams to live and work among the local people.

Our workers in Central Asia are involved in the work of church planting, friendship evangelism, business as ministry and scripture translation, as well as showing the love of Christ in practical ways through project work.

How we Serve

Our strategy is to place teams in Central Asia who initially focus on learning the language and the culture. These teams then model to new believers a strategy for the establishment of new churches. We read in the New Testament that churches were formed wherever people became Christians.

While planting a church is a great accomplishment, our real job is to train and mobilize emerging leaders for effective ministry that will multiply throughout Central Asia.

While our aim is to proclaim the gospel where it has not previously been preached, our task is not complete until we see believers established in local churches where they can be built up in the faith and made effective in the service of the Lord.

Who we serve

People International works among the Muslim people groups living in the area stretching across Central Asia from Turkey to the Xinjiang Province of North-West China. This area includes more than fourteen different countries and regions and more than twenty people groups with a population of just under half a billion people.

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.  Revelation 7:9

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People International is in this region because of the great need. One of the spiritually darkest areas of the world today is Central Asia where there are over 450 million unreached Muslim peoples.