The Asia Missions Assiociation
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HOW AMA WAS BORN AND WHAT PURPOSE

In 1971, David J. Cho made several trips to various Asian countries, discussing the possibility of calling the All-Asia Missions Consultation. This proposal was warmly received and the Consultation was held on August 1973. As a result of that Consultation, the Asia Missions Association was formed in August 1975.
It was consisted by 14 Asian nations, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The objectives of AMA are the following seven points:
  • To promote cooperative action in mission among member agencies and associations;
  • To provide coordination, service, and exchange of information;
  • To provide mutual assistance in developing missions and exchange of personnel;
  • To establish missionary research, development, and training centers in Asia and hold seminars to encourage and instruct Christian in missions and explore mission strategies;
  • To encourage the establishment of national missions associations where non exist;
  • To cultivate sound relationship of churches and missions;
  • And to take all other convenient and prudent actions in the interest of the member associations.
LEADERSHIP OF THE ASIA MISSIONS ASSOCIATION INITIAL LEADERS
SUCCESSIVE CHAIRMEN
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KYUNG CHIK HAN, Korea, Honorary Chairman
AKIRA HATORI, Japan, Chairman
DAVID J. CHO, Korea, Executive Director
CHANDU RAY, Singapore Associate Executive Director

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PHILIP TENG, Hong Kong, Chairman, 1973-1982
PETROS OCTAVIANUS, Indonesia, Chairman, 1982-1989
DAVID J. CHO, Korea, Chairman, 1989-1994
MINORU OKUYAMA, Japan, Chairman, 1994-2000
JACOB NAHUWAY, Indonesia, Head Chairman, 2000-2010
WON SANG LEE, Diaspora, 1st Vice Chairman, 2000-2010
VYCHESLAV BORISVO, Russia, 2ndVice Chairman,2003-2006
EMIL JEBASINGH, India, 2nd Vice Chairman,2006-2010,
YOUNG MAN CHAN, Hong Kong, 3rd Vice Chairman, 2003-2010
TIMOTHY K. PARK, Diaspora, Head Chairman, 2010-Present
SUSANTA PATRA, India Missions Association, 2nd Chairman, 2010-Present
DAVID S. LIM, Philippine Missions Association, 3rd Vice Chairman, 2010-Present

SUCCESSIVE GENERAL SECRETARIES
CURRENT LEADERS
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DAVID J. CHO, Korea, 1975-1986
MINORU OKUYAMA , Japan, 1986-1994
JACOB NAHUWAY, Indonesia, 1994-2000
EUN MOO LEE, Singapore, 2000-2010
STEVE K. EOM, Diaspora, 2010-Present

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TIMOTHY K. PARK, Diaspora, Head Chairman
SUSANTA PATRA, India Missions Association, Second Chairman
DAVID S. LIM, Philippine Missions Association, Third Chairman
EDDY HO, Malaysia, Recording Secretary (deceased)
YOHANNES NAHUWAY, Indonesia, Treasurer
STEVE K. EOM, Diaspora, General Secretary
KAI-YUM CHEUNG TENG, Hong Kong, Regional Associate Secretary for East Asia
JOHN KIRUBAKARAN, India, Regional Associate Secretary for South Asia
YONG SUNG CHO, Turkey, Regional Associate Secretary for West Asia