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Asia: Contrasts Are Only the Beginning


Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, covering about 30% of Earth’s total land area. Asia is notable for not only its overall size and population but its dense as well as barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 [?] billion people. Asia has exhibited economic as well as population growth during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen to world average levels. Given its size and diversity, the concept of Asia may actually have more to do with human than physical geography. Asia varies greatly across its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems.


Population: 1,439,000,000

Spiritually lost: 1,400,000,000 (98%)

Unreached people groups: 3909

  • Serving Cambodia since 2008
  • Mission focus: fighting against child sex trafficking
  • Active in four cities in Cambodia

Cambodia: Drew Mellon (HPC)

Drew is the USA Director for the Hard Places Community, another IOM ministry that works against the child sex trafficking industry in the country of Cambodia. Drew is based in Jackson, MS and is responsible for raising awareness and funds through events such as Walk Against Traffick and Dine Against Darkness. Through these events, Drew hopes to fund HPC’s current programs and continue to meet new needs.

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