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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 in Cambodia with the Khmer people
  • Mission focus: fighting the sex trade
  • Karen works with the Hard Places Community

Cambodia: Karen Erickson

Karen first visited Cambodia in 2015 and fell in love with the Khmer people. She has since joined Hard Places Community  (HPC) at Punlok Thmey Kids, a boys’ center in the middle of the sex tourist district. Her heart is to serve and lift up the arms of the people who are leading this nation into redemption and freedom.

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