Asia Trek launched

11 Dec, 2014 | Thailand
OM International
Inspired by OM treks in Africa, Europe and New Zealand, Asia Challenge Teams (ACT) and OM fields in South-East Asia organised a nearly 70?day journey by bus, train and boat to 20 locations.
For decades, people have left their normal lives to embark on an adventure through the mountains and rice fields of Southeast Asia in pursuit of a new spiritual experience in Buddhist temples and landmarks.

Inspired by OM treks in Africa, Europe and New Zealand, Asia Challenge Teams (ACT) and OM fields in Southeast Asia organised a nearly 70-day journey by bus, train and boat to 20 locations last September.

Six strangers took the challenge, not to find new spirituality, but to share the truth they have found in Christ with the people they met along the way.

“The passion that locals have to reach out to their village, school or neighbours is great,” wrote Andrea*, a two-year ACT team member who led the Asia Trek team, “[as are] the sacrifices and dedication of foreign workers in various countries we visited along the way. I was challenged to reflect on my personal relationship with God and discover what parts of my life need to be offered to God.”

Rachael*, another Asia Trekker, wrote, “My first impression [of a village church service] was that of seated children in traditional outfits, shyly curious of our presence. But it was their ability to memorise countless scriptural passages (with precise reference points), which challenged me to do similarly for my own personal growth in relationship with God.”

Each participant had similar stories of hope and lessons learnt during the three-month trek. It was clear that God was moving in and through the team, and will continue to do so as they return home.

OM in Southeast Asia hopes to organise more Asia Treks in the future, but there’s a need for someone to take on responsibility for the leadership and organisation of this new venture. “[Although] Asia Trek has not been advertised publicly yet, we had more people trying to sign up than we could accept,” said the leader of ACT. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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