June 2019 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

Thank you all for praying for the Goforth China Tour! As I mentioned in our last prayer letter, Anny Grace and I are excited to have the opportunity to lead a group of five students to China on a ten day vision tour. We will arrive in China on Monday, July 1, and will be returning to America on Wednesday, July 10. This is sure to be an exciting trip! 

Some of these five students have expressed a keen interest in serving the Lord as missionaries in China in the future. Others are interested in becoming missionaries, but are not yet sure where the Lord would have them serve. It is our fervent prayer that the Lord would use the Goforth China Tour in a mighty way in the hearts and lives of these five young people to call them to the great harvest field of China! Will you please join us in praying for this wonderful opportunity? We are asking the Lord to break their hearts for the lost multitudes in China as they see the immense need first hand. Please pray!

We praise the Lord for a great month of deputation in May, which took us to twelve churches across eight states. We had a total of five new churches commit to partner with us in May – God is so good! We also had a wonderful time of training and fellowship at the annual Orientation for Vision Baptist Missions. We thank the Lord for our board’s investment in our lives and ministry!

We are excited about June which should take us out to the Midwest and back with meetings in GA, KY, IL, MO, KS, and TN. Please continue to pray for us as we travel and present China. Pray that the Lord would use us to be a blessing to the churches we present in and that He would bless us with more partners in the mission.

Interested in joining us on a future Goforth China Tour?
Please visit: reachingchina.org/goforthchinatour

Goforth China Tour City Preview: QINGDAO

This July, my wife and I will be leading a team of five young people on Vision For China’s first ever Goforth China Tour! The trip will encompass one-on-one evangelism opportunities, practical instruction on the state of Christianity in various regions of China, a trek along the Great Wall, and even a glimpse across the Yalu River into North Korea. Our desire is for these students to see China’s great need for the gospel themselves, to allow the Spirit of God to use their eyes to stir their hearts, and to consider what part they would have to play in what the Lord is doing in the nation of China! For more information about the trip, please click here.


Shandong Province’s famous historical seaport, the city of Qingdao is home to a staggering 9 million people. With Vision For China missionary Ed to guide us, we will learn of the rich Christian history that once permeated this great city and learn how that influence has in many ways wained over the decades. We will be brought face to face with the reality that even an historical focal point for Baptist missions efforts is still in tremendous need of the good news of Christ.

The Goforth China Tour will begin the last weekend in June and extend into the second week in July. Please pray for this trip! We are asking God to do a great work in the hearts of the five students who will be coming. Would you join us? Some of them are already seriously considering surrendering their lives to the Lord’s service in China. China is in need of more laborers! The harvest is great but the laborers are few! Will you join us in asking the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest?