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"Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,"-Acts 16:6

As a 2nd generation Filipino-American, I've interacted with Asian & Asian-Americans alike since I've grown up in St. Paul. I had 2 nearyby neighbors from Vietnam whom I got along playing baseball, nintendo, and all sorts of games as "little kids". We didn't really talk much about our ethnic-cultural backgrounds as we had similar taste for food, karate/kung-fu, and walking together to Battle Creek Elementary School in east St. Paul.

Then I went through a cultural collision in Battle Creek Middle School, where I didnt' want to associate with Asians at all (testimony). I remember using the term "gook", even though I was called one.

I started searching my roots by getting involved with the Asian Club at Harding Senior High School when I was asked by a close friend (who happened to be Vietnamese). Then at UMM I got involved with the Asian Student Association, where I began to search more of my Filipino identity for many reasons (was asked "Where are you from?", "you speak good English", "what is the Philippines like").

Through many conferences (Harvard, MAASU-Asian American, Georgetown-Hmong Youth Conference and others related events, I've been able to compile the following resources=>

  • Asian American Outreach
  • Current Events

    South Asian Tsunami-Earthquake Post-Christmas 04'

    "Asians" in the Bible?

    I was asked this question recently (Jan 09'), so I decided to do search "Asian" on Bible

    1. Acts 2:9
    Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Acts 2:8-10 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)
    2. Acts 6:9
    Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. These men began to argue with Stephen, Acts 6:8-10 (in Context) Acts 6 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Acts 16:6
    [ Paul's Vision of the Man of Macedonia ] Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. Acts 16:5-7 (in Context) Acts 16 (Whole Chapter)
    4. Acts 19:10
    This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
    Acts 19:9-11 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
    5. Acts 19:22
    He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
    Acts 19:21-23 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
    6. Acts 19:26
    And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.
    Acts 19:25-27 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
    7. Acts 19:27
    There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty."
    Acts 19:26-28 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
    8. Acts 20:4
    He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.
    Acts 20:3-5 (in Context) Acts 20 (Whole Chapter)
    9. Acts 20:16
    Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
    Acts 20:15-17 (in Context) Acts 20 (Whole Chapter)
    10. Acts 20:18
    When they arrived, he said to them: "You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia.
    Acts 20:17-19 (in Context) Acts 20 (Whole Chapter)
    11. Acts 21:27
    [ Paul Arrested ] When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him,
    Acts 21:26-28 (in Context) Acts 21 (Whole Chapter)
    12. Acts 24:19
    But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.
    Acts 24:18-20 (in Context) Acts 24 (Whole Chapter)
    13. Acts 27:2
    We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of the province of Asia, and we put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.
    Acts 27:1-3 (in Context) Acts 27 (Whole Chapter)
    14. Romans 16:5
    Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
    Romans 16:4-6 (in Context) Romans 16 (Whole Chapter)
    15. 1 Corinthians 16:19
    [ Final Greetings ] The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.
    1 Corinthians 16:18-20 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 16 (Whole Chapter)
    16. 2 Corinthians 1:8
    We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
    2 Corinthians 1:7-9 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter)
    17. 2 Timothy 1:15
    You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
    2 Timothy 1:14-16 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)
    18. 1 Peter 1:1
    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout
    Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
    1 Peter 1:1-3 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)
    19. Revelation 1:4
    [ Greetings and doxology ] John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
    Revelation 1:3-5 (in Context) Revelation 1 (Whole Chapter)

    Recommended Resources



    MorrisStuff's Taste of Asia 2013 album on Photobucket



    Taste of Asia album



  • David Zander’s fascinating journey to Minnesota, 10 December 2011 By TOM LAVENTURE AAP staff writer

  • "MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2011) – David Zander is not only familiar to Minnesota’s Asian and Pacific Islander community – he has proved to be a friend and valuable ally to all refugee and immigrant groups through his work with government and grassroots organizing. For more than three decades he has worked alongside fellow immigrant Americans as a community activist...



  • Bethel College

  • Asian Christian Fellowship

    *click the picture above for more pics
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    Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center



    Grocery Stores

  • Oriental Grocery Stores, from Shrubbery's (Geocities) Site
  • Eating


  • 98 Pounds Buffet, a Chinese-Japanese Cuisine in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • -School

  • Asian Culinary Arts
  • Nation-GoodnewsUSA.Info

  • Indonesia Crisis,site on the persecution in Indonesia against chinese and christian
  • Churches

  • Gracepoint Fellowship Church

  • Small Group Video

    "You can download this video for your own church at Gracepoint Fellowship Church is a multi-ethnic and Asian-American church serving the Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco communities with ministries for working professionals, singles, couples, college students, youth, and children "
  • Morning Star Bible Church, minister to Asian and Asian Americans

  • *see Bible



  • "Losing Face & Finding Grace",sharing the lives of Asian Am. ChristiansAAA
  • College Students

  • Asian American Christian Fellowship">, at Stanford, CA
  • Epic Movement, Asian American focus outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Conferences

  • Global-Multicultural

    Ethnic Group Focus

    Asia Travel Images
    The sights and sounds of Asia are seen in this video.

    Afghan, through a North Dakotan connection
    Bangladesh, a former UMM student connection

    Burmese, (known as Myanamar)

  • Burma Campaign, the Land of fear
  • Cambodia

    China, a cultural perspective from a movie

    Filipino, a cultural perspective from Sal

    Hmong, perspective of living in the highest populated state of Hmong in the U.S.

    Hong Kong

    Indian, a cultural perspective from some reccomended resources

    Indoneisan, a UMM connection since 95'

    Japanese, a cultural perspective from college students

  • Japanese Christian Fellowship Network
  • Kazakhstan
    Korean, a cultural perspective from college students

    Laotian, a cultural perspective from college students


    Mongolia, a local church missions experience


    Papua New Guinean


    Pesian, (Iranian)

    Russian, local missionaries' experience in Siberia


    Sri Lankan, UMM connections

    Taiwanese, UMM Alumn connection

    Thai, missionary connection

    Tibet, a UMM-Morris visit
    Uzbekistan, a Morris community connection

    Vietnamese, on-hand personal experience growing-up



  • Fijian
  • Australian/New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinean
  • Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11') -Island Breeze: Polynesian Performance Pt. 1

    Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11') -Island Breeze: Polynesian Performance Pt. 2

    Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11') -Island Breeze: Polynesian Performance Pt. 3

    Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11') -Island Breeze: Polynesian Performance Pt. 2 from gooodnews everybodycom on Vimeo.


  • Samoan, big celebrity and musicians
  • Geography

  • Lonely Planet, map
  • Internships

  • MOGPA, a non-profit organiation arranges professional work assignments and internships in Asia

  • Internet Focus

  • Asian American Ministries Online, site dedicated to helping Asian Americans get to heaven
  • DJ's Index of Asian American Ministeries, an excellent resource link!
  • Military

    World At War: Pacific 1 of 5

    "This is the 23rd segment in an exhaustive series covering the events of World War II. Much of the Pacific theater of the war has been largely neglected, though the battles fought here were usually a logistics nightmare and nearly all resulted in the loss of thousands in mere days. The Japanese were turned back from Australia in 1942, failing to get a foothold on the mainland. It then fell mainly to the American forces to island-hop, chasing the Japanese back to their own territory. The fighting conducted by the Marine Corps during this period was some of the most brutal of World War II."
    The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943, from
    "..The largest of Tarawa's islets is Betio measuring less than 3 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. Here, the Japanese built an airstrip defended by 4,700 troops dug into a labyrinth of pillboxes and bunkers interconnected by tunnels and defended by wire and mines. The task of dislodging this force fell to the Marines of the 2nd Division. The resulting struggle produced one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in Marine Corps. History .."
    Tarawa and Makin, Gilbert Islands November 1943, from
    "Tarawa Atoll is a series of small islands in the Gilberts. The major Japanese outposts were on Betio, a bird-shaped island in the southern part of the chain; and Makin, which was raided early in 1942 by US Marines. Nine leathernecks who were mistakenly left behind were executed, but the raid was considered a success, especially by a victory-starved American public...
    Battle of Tarawa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    In order to set up forward air bases capable of supporting operations across the mid-Pacific, to the Philippines, and into Japan, the U.S. needed to take the Marianas Islands. The Marianas were heavily defended, and in order for attacks against them to succeed, land-based bombers would have to be used to weaken the defenses. The nearest islands capable of supporting such an effort were the Marshall Islands, northeast of Guadalcanal. Taking the Marshalls would provide the base needed to launch an offensive on the Marianas but the Marshalls were cut off from direct communications with Hawaii by a garrison on the small island of Betio, on the western side of Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. Thus, to eventually launch an invasion of the Marianas, the battles had to start far to the east, at Tarawa.

    World At War: Pacific 2 of 5

    "This is the 23rd segment in an exhaustive series covering the events of World War II. Much of the Pacific theater of the war has been largely neglected, though the battles fought here were usually a logistics nightmare and nearly all resulted in the loss of thousands in mere days. The Japanese were turned back from Australia in 1942, failing to get a foothold on the mainland. It then fell mainly to the American forces to island-hop, chasing the Japanese back to their own territory. The fighting conducted by the Marine Corps during this period was some of the most brutal of World War II. "

  • Price for Peace (2002), from

  • -Reviews:
  • Price for Peace: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki (2001),

  • "This riveting TV documentary was a joint effort between Hollywood superproducer Steven Spielberg, WWII historian Stephen E. Ambrose and director James Moll, the man responsible for the Oscar-winning Holocaust account Last Days. Concentrating on the final days of the War in the Pacific, from Iwo Jima to Hiroshima, Price for Peace offers reams of rare combat and mop-up footage (much of it in color), coupled with eyewitness interviews from both sides of the conflict. For every story provided by an American veteran of the war, there is an equally compelling story from a former member of the Japanese armed forces. Few of the battle and interview sequences have quite the emotional impact of those moments near the end of the film in which the former enemies tearfully embrace, offering mutual apologies, condolences and words of encouragement. Hosted by Tom Brokaw, Price for Peace made its first NBC network appearance on May 27, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide..


    Gospel for Asia part 1 (world missions)

    "The Call to Harvest part 1 (video of Gospel for Asia). Titus is a native missionary minstering in the Himalayas of Nepal. Despite persecution, he is planting churches and baptizing new believers. Gospel for Asia currently supports 16,500+ native missionaries like Titus in 10 different countries in Asia. To date, nearly 30,000 churches have been planted in the 10/40 window!! The motto is "Planting churches among the most unreached." After a 3 year training program, 98% of those sent out go to a village where there is no other church. Within a year, the majority are able to establish a church. Native Missionaries do 90% of all pioneer missionary work. These indigenous missionaries are more effective than western missionaries for many reasons. They know the language and culture. There is no need for a visa. It only costs about $1000 a year to fully support a missionary. Please consider partnering with a missionary and sponsor for only $30 a month. (Gospel for Asia Gospel for Asia world missions 10/40 window 10/40 window 10/40 window 10/40 window missions trip gospel asia gospel asia world missions world missions world missions Christian world missions world missions)
    See WWW.GFA.ORG"


  • John Williams (missionary) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "..(1796–20 November 1839) was an English missionary, active in the South Pacific. Born near London, England, he was trained as a foundry worker and mechanic. In September 1816, the London Missionary Society commissioned him as a missionary at Surrey Chapel, London.
    In 1817, John Williams and his wife, Mary Chawner, voyaged to the Society Islands, a group of islands that included Tahiti, accompanied by William Ellis and his wife. John and Mary established their first missionary post on the island of Raiatea. From there, they visited a number of the Polynesian island chains, sometimes with Mr & Mrs Ellis and other London Missionary Society representatives. Landing on Aitutaki in 1821, they used Tahitian converts to carry their message to the Cook islanders. One island in this group, Rarotonga (said to have been discovered by the Williamses), rises out of the sea as jungle-covered mountains of orange soil ringed by coral reef and turquoise lagoon; Williams became fascinated by it. John and Mary had ten children, but only three survived to adulthood. [1] The Williamses became the first missionary family to visit Samoa.
    The Williamses returned in 1834 to Britain, where John supervised the printing of his translation of the New Testament into the Rarotongan language. They brought back a native of Samoa, named Leota who came to live as a Christian in London. At the end of his days, Leota was buried in Abney Park Cemetery with a dignified headstone paid for by the London Missionary Society, recording his adventure from the South Seas island of his birth. Whilst back in London, John Williams published a "Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands", making a contribution to English understanding and popularity of the region, before returning to the Polynesian islands in 1837 on the ship Camden under the command of Capatin Robert Clark Morgan.
    Most of the Williamses' missionary work, and their delivery of a cultural message, was very successful and they became famed in Congregational circles. However, in November 1839, while visiting a part of the New Hebrides where John Williams was unknown, he and fellow missionary James Harris were killed and eaten by cannibals on the island of Erromango during an attempt to bring them the Gospel. A memorial stone was erected on the island of Rarotonga in 1839 and is still there. Mrs. Williams died 14 January 1842 at age 85. [2] She is buried with their son Samuel Tamatoa Williams, who was born in the New Hebrides, at the old Cedar Circle in London's Abney Park Cemetery; the name of her husband and the record of his death were placed on the most prominent side of the stone monument. [3]..

    Missionary Eaten by Cannibals - Tribute



  • Interview with Koti Hu Discover the Passions That is Behind This Talented Asian Pacific American Christian Artist Part 3 of 3 Pages ,

  • "What is your opinion on pioneering APA Christian artists such as Oden Fong (Marantha Music!�s Mustard Seed Faith), Junko, Jyro (Crystal Lewis�s music producer), Gary V. (Filipino superstar who became a Christian and has worked with Michael Chang on outreaches throughout Asia), Max Hsu (of �Church of Rhythm� and SuperChick fame), Katinas (Samoan version of the Winans and featured in two Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith/CeCe Winans nationwide tours) and P.O.D.?.."
  • Katinas, a Samoan-American group

  • Ministries

  • Asian American Ministry, reaching across the United States
  • Natural Disasters

    -Post-Christmas 9.0 Earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia...more

    Other Related Links:

  • Gospel Resources for Asian, an Ethnic Havest link
  • UMM Asian Student Association Resource Page

  • Book References:

    Church Unity
    Watchman Nee,With Gene Edwards,With Warren Litzman / Paperback / Seedsowers, The / February 1992

    The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
    C.H. Kang Ethel Nelson
    Format: Paperback, 139pp. ISBN: 0570037921 Publisher: Concordia Publishing House

    Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents
    Jeanette Yep,Greg Jao,Paul Tokunaga / Paperback / InterVarsity Press / March 1999

    People on the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community
    David Ng (Editor) / Paperback / Judson Press / June 1996


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