Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Country Profile: Malaysia

Country Profile: Malaysia


April, 2010 - Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is one of the most pleasant countries to visit in Southeast Asia. The culture is multi-faceted, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous peoples. Their various customs enthrall the visitor. Malaysia's population is estimated at 28.3 million people. Christians comprise approximately 9% of the population.

OM has been influential in Malaysia for over 30 years. From the early days of sending recruits to the Ships Ministry, taking the gospel throughout the country through Logos Media Outreach and mentoring many church leaders through the cross-cultural training programs.

OM Malaysia partners with local churches through literature, training and mission exposure programs throughout the year. OM Malaysia also organises short-term mission exposure programs like like Out of the Comfort Zone - Asia which has seen more than 600 particpants since its inception.

OM Malaysia believes in investing in the Next Generation. Through TeenStreet we've mentored many teens to reflect Jesus for the past 4 years. We've also initiated Teens-in-Missions which gives the opportunity for teens to personally experience working with the indigenous, poor, marginalised and destitute.

It is an extremely exciting time for the Malaysian church as God is calling her to Rise Up. The Malaysian church is underperfoming in sending workers. However, in the past 10 years, we've seen the Malaysian churches becoming increasingly evangelistic locally and in South East Asia. God has also brought unreached people groups to the door-step and the Malaysian church can no longer live in their comfort zone. Based on exponential discipleship growth of 250 disciple making Christians, it would just take 36 years to reach out to 50 million people - the projected population of Malaysia a generation from now. How long would they take to reach the whole world? Slightly less than two generations. In 52 years, they would have reached 12 billion people. Remember that the world's current population is only 6 billion plus.

It is OM's prayer that Malaysians will Rise Up to fulfil the Great Commission in Asia, South America, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa and remote places of the world.

We are really excited to see how God will bring about Transformation in Malaysia as the Church Rises Up. If you would like to partner with us in Malaysia, do email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Full name: Federation of Malaysia
Area: 329,750 sq km
Estimated Population in Malaysia for 2009 - 28.3 million (93% citizens; 7%
Malaysian citizens comprise:
Bumiputera - 55.7%
Chinese - 25%
Indians - 7.5%
Others - 11.8%
+ Source: Wikipedia

Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)
Government: constitutional monarchy
Major Industries: Tin, rubber, palm oil, timber, oil, textiles, electronics

Source: OM Malaysia.

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