Be a Missionary in a Restricted Access Country

Restricted access countries are locations that do not allow mission work or evangelism. These countries are mostly found in Asia and the Middle East and contain some of the least reached people groups. In order to enter a restricted access country, missionaries go undercover, wearing the disguise of business or education. Once in a restricted access country, the missionaries must be careful with what they say and who they say it to. Sharing the gospel with the wrong person might mean a one-way ticket back home and a permanent ban from the country.

Bethany has spent several of the past years working in some of these restricted access countries, sending our own missionaries and students while partnering with members of the GlobeServe Network and underground churches. In a restricted access country, you could have the opportunity to share the gospel with someone who has never met a Christian before.

Bethany Global University currently has two internship sites that can not be listed on our website for security reasons. If you would like to know more about these sites or about our program, you can request a brochure and an admissions representative will call you to answer any questions you might have.

Potential Ministry Opportunities:

While ministry opportunities vary from year to year, here are a few things that have been done before to give you an idea of what ministry could look like in a restricted access country.

  • Special School Programs
  • Teaching English
  • Café Ministry
  • Construction Projects
  • Sports Ministry
  • Community Service Projects
  • Prayer Walking
  • Youth Outreach
  • Serving a Publishing House
  • Custom Program Options