Who we serve

Projects: All

Alangan

The Alangan project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in July 2001. Five churches were planted.

Allaja of Mesopotamia

The Magi, or wise men, who traveled from the East to honor the newborn Jesus were most likely forebears of the modern Allaja.

Ama

The Ama people of Papua New Guinea were waiting for a missionary, but no one knew.

Angolans

Although the church in Angola is growing, there are still pockets of unreached peoples, such as the Himba, Mbwela, Mumgabwe, Kwangali, and Nyaneka.

Armenians of Iran

Iranian citizens who are ethnically Armenian are Iran’s largest Christian religious minority. An estimated 150,000 currently reside in the country, and they are engaged in a variety of professions and occupations

Balkans

The Balkan people experienced genocide in the 1990s when thousands of them were killed.

Bamar Buddhists

Pioneer missionary Adoniram Judson sailed to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1813. When asked about the prospects of converting the world, he replied, "As bright, Sir, as the promises of God."

Central Thai

Thailand is a deeply Buddhist nation with over 92 percent of its population espousing the Buddhist faith. Missionaries have had very little success at penetrating this massive “spiritual wall.”

Dendi

Benin is the least-evangelized non-Muslim country south of the Sahara.

Dowa

The Dowa project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists on June 7, 2007.

Dreams of Isa

Jesus Christ is appearing to Muslims all around the world in dreams and visions, inviting them to follow Him.

Explorers

AFM explorer missionaries travel to new locations and conduct research to determine if that location is a good fit for a new AFM project. They also seek for local contacts who would assist career missionaries as they adjust to the new culture.

Field Director

Missionary Field Directors provide essential support in the field to our missionaries and the projects they lead.

Fulani

The Fula of Benin are overwhelmingly Muslim. Efforts to evangelize these people have produced only a very small number of converts.

Fulfulde

The Fulfulde tend to hide their feelings and only through songs do they express love and a need for others.

Georgians

Georgians trace their ancestry to the great grandson of the biblical Japheth.

Goans of India

An exotic mixture of Hindu and Christian, Indian and Portuguese, antiquity and modernity, religion and secularism.

Gogodala

The Gogodala people live deep in the sago swamps of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Gorkha/Nepali

The predominant religion among the Gorkha/Nepali people is Hinduism, but many are also Buddhists.

Great River People

The Great River people of Southeast Asia are waiting to hear about Jesus.

Greeks

During Ottoman domination, the Greek Orthodox church preserved the Greek language and cultural identity.

Hajirah

This AFM project aims to teach English and computer skills to outcast girls in order to integrate into them back into society, provide them with hope, and introduce them to the Savior.

Hausa

Though all Hausa society is nominally Islamic, many of the rural Hausa are only superficially Muslim and believe in a variety of spirits.

Highlanders of Scotland

Few Scots have ever even heard of Seventh-day Adventists, as SDAs make up only one in 10,000 of the population of over 5 million.

Himadri

Primarily Buddhist, the Himadri people are ethnically related to Tibetans and speak a similar language. There are few, if any, known believers among the Himadri.

Himba

The Himba cling to their traditions. Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles, traditional jewelry and the red coloring they get from rubbing their bodies with red ocher, sap and butter.

Ifugao

The Ifugao project was incorporated into the Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in February of 1993. The Scalzis planted five churches in the mountain villages.

Ipek

Originally Turkish nomads, the Ipek people worked as shepherds and oasis farmers.

Iranians

Christianity is growing rapidly in Iran, numbering more than 100,000 nationals. Persecution has intensified since 2005, with marked increases in 2011 and 2012.

Iranians of Armenia

Because Iranians in Iran are becoming disillusioned with the ruling regime and dissatisfied with Islam, there is a growing underground house-church movement developing and a window of opportunity is open to us.

Iraqis of Jordan

Iraqis in Jordan, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims, are estimated to number above 200,000 and comprise approximately 4-5 percent of the total population.

Irish

The Irish have always been a passionate people who pride themselves in their history of local wars. The early religious practices came from the spiritualistic Druid religion, and the Irish ballads still reflect their lusty outlook on life.

Isan of Northeast Thailand

Thailand is a deeply Buddhist nation with over 92 percent of its population espousing the Buddhist faith. Missionaries have had very little success at penetrating this massive “spiritual wall.”

Iwam

The Iwam project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in March of 1997. Today, the Iwam church is experiencing a period of exciting spiritual and numerical growth.

Japanese

Among these 126 million people, fewer than one percent of Japanese are Christian.

Jarai

The Jarai live in the most remote part of Cambodia, cut-off from public education, modern health care, roads and communications.

Khmer #1

The Khmer project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in April 2001.

Khmer #2

The Khmer project was incorporated into the South-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists in April 2001.

Lobi

The Lobi project was incorporated into the West-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists in November 1999.

Malinke

Currently focused on relationship building, the Malinke project continues to grow.

Maninka

The Maninka value honesty, logical thinking, and the ability to speak in public; however, they are very suspicious and men avoid close personal relationships.

Mien

The Mien people in Thailand trace their roots back several hundred years to China, and they preserve many Chinese elements in their culture.

Mirzapuri

The city of Mirzapur is the capital of the largest district in India, hosting more than 1.6 million people. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, a melting pot of 260 people groups, 255 of which are unreached with the Gospel.

Mongolians

The Mongolian project was incorporated into the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists on January 9, 1998.

Muslims of Southern Thailand

Around one million Muslims live in Bangkok where over 160 mosques dot the city. They often live apart from the Buddhists around them. Now is the time to reach these people before they become more deeply entrenched in their beliefs.

Namia

The Namia are hunter/gatherers and subsistence farmers who depend on the river and jungle for food and transportation.

Nepali

Nepal is a small nation located along the southern part of the Himalayas, between India and China.

Northern Khmer

The people are very friendly and seemingly open to the Gospel. They love to visit and have fun, and they value one’s ability to control his/her emotions.

Otammari

About 150,000 Otammari live in Northern Benin and Togo.

Pahari

Many visitors come to seek enlightenment in this predominantly Hindu region located in the mountains of Northern India.

Palawano

The Palawano are a tribal group inhabiting the mountains in the south of Palawan.

Pendjari

The Pendjari worship a sun/serpent god through the mediation of fetishes and ancestral spirits—demons in disguise.

Pnong

The Pnong are animists. They often live in fear of the spirits, and they perform ceremonies designed to appease those same spirits. The most-feared spirits are called jaks.

Reach-Out

The Reach-Out project reaches the You people in Central Asia.

Refugee Ministry

The number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide has surged to more than 51 million.

Romanians of Ukraine

For more than 1,000 years, Romanian peoples have inhabited the southern region of modern-day Ukraine along with a number of other people groups.

Shqiptaret

Historically, many Albanians practiced a type of folk Islam that embraced occult and superstitious practices such as praying to the dead and seeking magic cures for sickness and curses.

Sinim

Among the 118 people groups in this region, 69 are unreached.

Susu

The Susu are 85 percent Muslim, and Islam dominates their religious culture and practices.

Syrians of Turkey

Since March 2011 the crisis in Syria has forced many Syrians to abandon their homeland and seek shelter in other countries. Currently 1.5 million of these refugees reside in Turkey.

Tai-Kadai

The Tai-Kadai are Buddhist, but they are also heavily influenced by animism. They believe in "guardian spirits" and "locality spirits," which are identified with different levels of society.

Tawbuid

The Tawbuid people live deep in the mountains on the island of Mindoro, Philippines.

Tentmaker Ministry

Are you ready to use your professional expertise to expand God's kingdom?

Tibetans

The predominant religion in Tibet is Tantric Buddhism/Lamaism, which involves demonic bondage, spirit appeasement, and occultism.

Turks of Turkey

Turkey is the land where the early church made much of its progress in the first and second centuries.

Videographer/Photo Journalist

The cinematographer's role is to tell the story of AFM from a front-lines missions perspective, sharing completed video projects on broadcast shows and DVDs.

Western Nasu

The Western Nasu are a comparatively large ethnic group in western Yunnan and are in the process of assimilation to Han Chinese culture and language. There is still time to reach these nearly 300,000 polytheistic people.

Yadavs

According to the Joshua Project, the Yadavs of India are the 5th largest unreached people group in the world; and out of the top 100 unreached people groups in the world, 47 of them can be found in the state of Bihar.

Yao Zuang

The Yao Zhuang are China’s largest minority ethnic group and the largest people group without the Scriptures in their language.