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

Cambodia: Michael & Emma Kenyon (HPC)

Michael and Emma Kenyon are missionaries serving with The Hard Places Community in Cambodia. Together they are committed to living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with men, women and children who have been victims of sexual exploitation. They use their creative professions and passion for Jesus’ restoration to bring light into the darkness, and restore hope to the hopeless. See more below…

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More About the Kenyons

MICHAEL is co-director of Punlok Thmey Men, an outreach to young men in the male brothels of Phnom Penh, which offers guys a way out of the darkness. Michael, a professional chef, is training some of these men in culinary skills, and opening a restaurant training center where they will be empowered with expertise. Much of Michael’s time is spent discipling the guys, building relationship with them, studying God’s word together and walking them into freedom with Jesus.

EMMA is a fashion designer, and artist. She leads an Arts Ministry, in a slum community in Phnom Penh. The community is plagued by strongholds, addictions, trafficking and exploitation. God gave Emma a vision of using the Arts in therapeutic workshops, creative classes, Bible teaching, prayer, worship and outreach, to release hope and restore creativity. Emma leads an Arts Community Centre, welcoming all ages to receive God’s healing and freedom.