Farthest Corners expresses God’s love in remote regions of Asia where persecution and suffering exist by providing humanitarian aid for the great spiritual, physical and educational needs of the people.
Empowered and inspired by God’s love, we envision the Kingdom of God being built throughout Asia by sharing the uplifting message of Jesus Christ.
In February of 2006, a small group met in the upstairs library at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, VA to listen to one of its members share his vision for a mission in Asia. Plans for his mission took shape while he was teaching at a Christian school in Thailand. His time off from teaching had been spent traveling with Christian friends into Burma where he witnessed firsthand the plight of displaced persons fleeing from the Burma Army. Some of these people, many from Karen State, Burma were heading to refugee camps; others became internally displaced and remained hidden in the jungles until the Burma Army left
This man’s vision prompted the group, to form Farthest Corners with the commitment to provide humanitarian aid as well as spiritual and educational assistance to these displaced people.
In March 2006, he returned to Asia and now is a full-time missionary for Farthest Corners. He identifies situations where he believes we can make a difference and informs the organization of the support required.
Support from Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Nokesville Church of the Brethren, Vinyard Community Fellowship, Community Christian Fellowship, Pender United Methodist Church, Vienna Presbyterian Church, Centreville Presbyterian Church, Oakdale Baptist Church, Manassas Assembly of God, and many generous donors from those churches and the surrounding community has enabled Farthest Corners to make a difference far beyond what was anticipated at that first meeting. Within a few years the organization grew and soon was able to donate to mission projects which include:
– Management of Happy’s Home, a hostel/orphanage that now supports over fifty children.
– Medical kits for relief missions and emergency rice to care for people in hiding from Burma Army attacks.
– Educational supplies and resources to schools in Karen, Karenni and Shan State Burma.
– Cooking utensils, blankets, clothes, toilets and mosquito nets for displaced people inside Burma and along its border.
– Bibles, hymnals and musical instruments so Christians may worship God in ways that encourage them in their faith.
In addition to providing humanitarian aid through Farthest Corners, the Missionary teaches, counsels, and encourages budding Christians along the Thailand Border as well as in his home. He does this by forming working partnerships with other Christian groups and missionaries.
A giant leap of faith led to the formation of Farthest Corners. Believing that God does not send where He does not lead, we also believe that we are in Asia to carry out God’s plan. In support of that call, providing humanitarian aid and spreading the uplifting message of Jesus Christ in Asia continues to be the preeminent goal of Farthest Corners. The prayers and financial support of many faithful will allow this mission to continue to grow.
Farthest Corners’ Missionaries & Board of Directors
All members of our board serve as volunteers, overseeing and supporting the work of Farthest Corners’ missionaries and mission projects.
Sinte is Falam Chin and was born in Myanmar (Burma). Her earliest memories are of hearing tigers walking around her family’s small hut in the mountainous jungles of Chin State. When Sinte was five, her family moved down the mountains…...
Born and raised in northern Virginia, Austin grew up on his family’s dairy farm. After graduating high school, Austin served for several years in the military as a Chaplain Assistant then went to college at the Virginia Military Institute. After…...
Rakchat grew up along the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border in a family of thirteen children. His father was a well known leader among the Karen people. His mother before had been a nurse under the Baptist Karen Mission. After high school,…...