in Southeast Asia
About Mekong Multiply
Who We Are
Mekong Multiply exists to glorify Jesus by multiplying disciples and churches among unreached people groups in Southeast Asia and beyond.
What We Do
Mekong Multiply’s primary approach is to recruit, train, mobilize, and coach national missionaries to reach the remaining unreached people groups in their own borders. Our goal is to set up national missionary sending bases in each Southeast Asian country with significant numbers of unreached people groups. We also seek to partner with experienced field workers who exhibit humility, fluency in local languages and culture, and congruency of vision.
Recruiting, training, mobilizing and coaching national missionaries is a key strategy of Mekong Multiply. National missionaries are different from national evangelists because they are mobilized cross-culturally (from one people group or tribe to another) within the same country, but are not just evangelizing their own people. National missionaries engage an unreached people group with the purpose of making disciples in that group who can reproduce and continue the work of evangelism and church planting without becoming dependent upon the national missionary’s presence or other outside resources. Consequently, the work of national missionaries is not permanent, but it is to plant an indigenous and self-propagating church in their target group just like an expatriate missionary would seek to do.
Eliot Branch is the founder and Executive Director of Mekong Multiply. After serving in Southeast Asia for 15 years, Eliot moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he launched Mekong Multiply and published his book, The Faith Road, A True Story of Peril and Mission in Southeast Asia. Click here to learn more about Eliot Branch.
Where we Serve
Eyes on Jesus,
Eyes on the Unreached.
"He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9b
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
Connecting these two verses shows us that God’s eyes are on the unreached, and if our eyes are on him, then our eyes will also be drawn to the unreached. We, too, desire that none perish but that all hear the good news and have an opportunity to repent and be saved.