Dirk and Elizabeth began missionary work in 1985. In 1987, Dirk founded Arise & Shine Evangelistic Association (ASEA) in the Philippines. ASEA Philippines continues to be an active and growing mission. In 1993, ASEA expanded to London, England. An old pub was purchased, renovated and renamed, “The London Outreach Center.” This building provides a base of operation for ASEA ministries, with the primary goal being evangelistic outreach to the greater London area. In 2002, the Wood Family launched out to establish an ASEA base in Cape Town, South Africa. Great things are happening in evangelism, Bible training and church planting. ASEA has a goal to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world! Several other missionary families are part of this ASEA vision as well.