South East Asia Mission Teams (SEAMIST) is a
missions fellowship made up of men and women focused on reaching
the eleven countries of South East Asia. Our mission, that is,
the reason we exist, is to preach the gospel and to
church among the least reached people groups in South East Asia.
SEAMIST is legally incorporated as a non-stock (means
not-for-profit) organization in the Philippines. Our sending and
training base is in Cebu Province, and has been in full
operation since 2001. We are closely related to
World Indigenous Missions
(WIM) in New Braunfels, Texas, USA, and most of the American missionary
members of SEAMIST are WIM missionaries as well.
Our vision is: "To Recruit, Equip, Send, and Assist Missionary
Teams that Effectively Preach the Gospel and Successfully Plant
Churches Among the Least Reached Peoples of South East Asia."
This vision statement tells exactly WHAT we do to fulfill our
Theologically, we are evangelical Christians who appreciate the
Pentecostal and charismatic dynamic and expect that our
obedience to share the Word of God in faith will be accompanied
with supernatural power to witness promised by Jesus. We expect
God to do His part both in and through us. We actively seek to
be filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit as we minister in
SEAMIST missionaries are pioneers, entrepreneurs, risk takers,
shakers and movers, but above all, men and women totally
dependent on God to do impossible things where they've never
been done before. We really do expect to change the world in
partnership with our Lord Jesus.
We are grace oriented, that is, we expect all our workers to
continue growing up in Christ. We make room for all the problems
that come as a result of the callings and giftings we possess.
We neither "shoot our wounded" nor excuse ourselves from doing
the best we can. We give God time to work out His plan in each
of our lives as we patiently encourage and exhort one another
We are goal oriented in that we require our leaders to
declare their perception of God's plan for themselves and their team and then
to regularly account for progress towards fulfilling
that plan. Team members are similarly required to declare
their goals and strategy to their team and to regularly account
six hopes and aspirations help to define who we are. Everyone working directly
with SEAMIST strives to fulfill and achieve these six things:
- We focus on the
eleven countries of South East Asia.
- We focus on the
least-reached people groups.
- We plant churches.
- We always work in teams if
- We embrace mutual
- We work to continually
grow in Christ for God's glory.
For more information about the philosophy behind these
aspirations, you will want to read the
Missions Perspectives page.
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