Ministry Spotlight

Ministry Spotlight: ABWE International

DonorDirect is delighted to celebrate a 16-year partnership with ABWE International this year!

For over 90 years, ABWE has been serving the church as it obeys the Great Commission. What started in Asia with one missionary grew into a global movement. Today, ABWE helps nearly 500 like-minded, gospel-centered churches equip and send ambassadors for Christ to the ends of the earth.


In 1927, lifelong missionary Dr. Raphael Thomas knew that God was planning something great when he came together with a group of colleagues and birthed a new Baptist mission focused on reaching the Far East. Through the steady growth of church planting efforts in the Philippines, what started as the Association of Baptists in the Orient (ABEO) quickly grew into other areas of Asia and beyond. With the sending of their first missionaries to Peru, the growth of their ministry and the start of The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) was underway.

Looking Forward

Over the years, God has grown ABWE from a few missionaries in Asia to more than 1,000 missionaries serving in more than 70 countries around the world. Their missionaries and partners have shared God’s hope with millions of people, built hospitals to bring the gospel to hard-to-reach areas, and helped start and grow thousands of churches. Thanks to God’s grace and the faithfulness of those who came before them, ABWE is continuing to share the story of hope, build communities of faith, and serve the world with love.

ABWE believes that every Christian and every church is called to make disciples of all nations, and they are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission through gospel proclamation, disciple-making, planting healthy churches, and training national leaders.

They are PASSIONATE ABOUT JESUS through their vision to fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people.

They are EXPERIENCED with more than 92 years of sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ with people in more than 70 countries around the world.

They are SERVANTS by working hand-in-hand with more than 1,000 missionaries and more than 500 sending churches to ensure they are supported and equipped to accomplish the great work of the Great Commission.

They are GOOD STEWARDS of the God-given resources that have been entrusted to them, ensuring they are used to make the maximum impact for the kingdom of God.

They are also MAKING A DIFFERENCE through their ministry every day.

DonorDirect is honored to come alongside ABWE International and empower their ministry through software and services that are uniquely designed to support the impactful work they accomplish each and every day. We invite you to visit the ABWE website and experience for yourself how God has blessed and grown this amazing ministry over the last century.

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