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ASIA

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 2010
  • Mission focus: fighting against sex trafficking
  • Serving with Hard Places Community

Cambodia: Judy Reitz (HPC)

Judy has lived in Cambodia since 2010 having spent her childhood there with missionary parents. She served in New York City alongside her husband, Rev. George Reitz, for almost thirty years. Widowed in 2006, Judy moved back to Cambodia four years later when God put it on her heart to work with boys and young men who are caught in the web of sex trafficking. She is currently Director of Punlock Thmey Men (formerly, Punlok Thmey Tours) – a ministry of Hard Places Community to young men who work in male brothels and are looking for a path to exit the sex trade.

For more information about HPC, visit www.thehardplaces.org