Igniting Movements
in Southeast Asia

Executive Director

Eliot Branch

Eliot Branch is the founder and director of Mekong Multiply. He grew up in Missouri, dreaming of playing professional baseball until God turned his life around through involvement in campus ministry on a university campus in the early 90s. After completing a master’s degree in missions at Lincoln Christian Seminary, Eliot moved to Southeast Asia less than two months after the September 11th terrorist attacks in the USA. Eliot met and married his wife, Mali, in his country of service, learned to speak the language fluently, shared the gospel, planted simple churches, established businesses, and developed resources for the multiplication of disciples and churches among the unreached. After serving full-time in Southeast Asia for 15 years, Eliot moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 2016 and launched Mekong Multiply, which began as an initiative and vision to mobilize efforts to reach unreached people groups in Southeast Asia. In 2020, despite the Covid pandemic, Eliot launched Mekong Multiply as its own organization to better facilitate the mission efforts and to enhance global partnerships. 

Eliot is the author of The Faith Road, A True Story of Peril and Mission in Southeast Asia. In addition to leading Mekong Multiply, Eliot is also an active instructor in the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course. Eliot and Mali have three children and are members of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

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."

Matthew 24:14

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.

Serving Shine Sumatra

Mekong Multiply is launching this effort to mobilize Indonesian national missionaries to reach the remaining unreached people groups on the island of Sumatra with the good news of Jesus, to plant reproducible churches, and to multiply disciples, igniting movements to Christ.

Serving Southeast Asia

Mekong Multiply’s region of focus is on the eleven nations that lie south of China and east of India. This part of the map is often overlooked but makes up one of the spiritually darkest parts of the world. The region is dominated by three of the world’s major religious blocs—Buddhism, Animism, and Islam—with Indonesia being the most populous Muslim nation on earth. Southeast Asia also has two of the world’s five remaining communist countries in Laos and Vietnam. The unreached people of these nations divide into more than 700 tribes with a population totaling over 330 million, exceeding that of the entire United States.

Serving The Final 58

Mekong Multiply helped launch this effort to mobilize Lao national missionaries to reach the remaining unengaged unreached people groups in Laos. National missionaries are being equipped as evangelists and church planters and sent out from as many as six different clandestine sending bases in this restricted access nation. Despite the prospect of persecution and arrest, the gospel has penetrated hundreds of unreached villages and tribes as a result of this effort.