Our mission is revival; the personal, regional, and global expansion of the kingdom of God through His manifest presence. We seek to reveal the glory of the Lord in the darkest places on earth, and to serve a growing global family that does the same.
Joel & Laci have been living in Asia since 2013, and have a longterm base in Southeast Asia. Their sending church is Bethel Church in Redding, California. In 2013 they founded the nonprofit organization called Glad World. They have ministered in over 20 different nations and travel regularly throughout Asia and beyond, activating and raising up foreign missionaries and indigenous followers of Jesus as fiery, joyful revivalists in their land. In the midst of this, the Kingdom of God is exploding in miraculous power and salvation among the unreached and those affected by poverty, drugs, violence, and oppression. Joel and Laci’s greatest pleasure and privilege is to host the manifest presence of the Lord among the least of these. Their vision is to be a part of cultivating a culture of revival and Kingdom family in some of the darkest places on earth.
All across the world, there is an organic community coming together of individuals who are gripped by a passion for the presence of God and a drive to see His power and love poured out in the furthest reaches of the earth. We seek to serve this growing community by facilitating relational connection, imparting supernatural breakthrough, and emphasizing the outward propulsion of the great commission. If you find yourself resonating with this and you'd like to connect, feel free to send us a message on our contact page.
We are serving South Thailand, as well as other regions throughout the country by partnering with the Holy Spirit and Thai believers to see a move of God birthed from within this nation. We, along with key leaders in the nation, are holding regional gatherings focused on encountering the Holy Spirit, equipping the saints, and unifying as one family under one Father. For more information about these gatherings, send us a message on our contact page.
Located on the island of Phuket, we are working together with the Thai community to cultivate an environment of ongoing worship and high praise to Jesus. As we engage with the activity of Heaven, God's kingdom comes to earth. If you are interested in joining us or serving in the Worship House, send us a message on our contact page.
The Himalayan region is called by God to be set apart as a high place of the manifest presence of God - a living example of His kindness. We are partnering with locals and long term people on the ground to serve through equipping believers to walk together in the power and love of Jesus in these extreme and remote places.
Jesus came to save the oppressed as well as the oppressors. With this heart we are partnering with NGOs and local people living in conflict zones to bring transformation and healing to very broken places. His kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Glad World is a collaborative, missional nonprofit organization. We are people with a joyful passion for the presence of God, and a heartbeat with His passion for the world. As an organization, it exists to serve a growing international community of relationally connected, missional people who are pursuing revival in the nations. We serve this movement through the demonstration and perpetuation of three primary core values: passion for the presence of God, mission, and kingdom family.
As the Holy Spirit is being poured out, a generation is arising who walk in God's presence like few have in history. When we learn to host His presence, we learn to walk as Jesus walked. Not only in power, but most importantly in close, intimate connection to the Father. We seek to empower believers, whether indigenous Jesus followers or foreign missionaries, to walk in deeper intimacy with Him and to release His manifest presence through miracles, signs and wonders, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We believe this is the key to the explosive and unstoppable expansion of the Kingdom of God in some of the darkest places on earth. Sometimes this looks like ministering in churches or conferences, but we have also found that exponential fruit comes as we walk side by side with one another in long term covenant friendship, healing the sick and demonstrating the Good News of Jesus among the unreached. Supernatural breakthrough spreads virally in this way. The Holy Spirit is raising up a multitude of everyday revivalists all across the world!
Everything we do has the emphasis of knowing God and bringing as many people as we can reach into a vibrant, loving relationship with Jesus Christ. The veil must be lifted for every man, woman, and child to see Him for who He is, and to experience His compassionate power over every evil thing in their lives; freedom from sin and its effects, deliverance from demonic oppression, and healing from every kind of disease. The gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in every corner of the earth. Why should so many hear the gospel twice, when some have not heard it once?
The Kingdom of God is a family Kingdom with a Father and many children! We do not choose our family as we do our friends, but rather are born into it. Therefore we have a core value of collaboration across organizational and denominational lines, and everything we do is strongly driven by relationship. Often ministry looks like creating excuses to be with the people we love, whether they believe in Jesus yet or not. We want to see every wall come down so that we can see a relational, powerful, functional family fill the earth. One Father. One Family.
We share the statement of faith listed by Bethel Church in Redding, California. Read it here.