Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
As we wait for China and Taiwan to re-open, praying for all of China has been heavy on our hearts. China, with 1.4 billion people, is a tremendous multitude. We read in the Scriptures that when Jesus saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion because they were sheep without a shepherd. Interestingly, rather than see Himself, the Great Shepherd as the solution to this problem, He instead instructed his disciples to pray for more laborers, more shepherds, more preachers, to reach them with the Word of God.
With this burden for China and passage of Scripture in mind we and the rest of the Vision For China team are thrilled to announce the publication of Praying For China: A Guide. It is our prayer that this booklet will stir up churches to pray for China and ask the Lord for more preachers for its various provinces and regions. To learn more, please visit www.visionforchina.org/pray.
Over the course of the last month, I along with Ty Pepperdine, co-laborer for China, have been planning a China conference called Underground Jiaohui. “Jiaohui” is the Chinese word for “churches”. As of the writing of this letter, we are just a couple of days out from the conference and already have 25 young people ranging in age from 13-30 who are registered to attend and hear how they can get involved in praying for and serving the Lord in China.
Setup Fund: These are a few of our remaining moving expenses for us to leave for the field and get settled in:
Airfare, Luggage, and Visas: $500(was $6000)
Rent for a Year: Provided! (was $10,000)
Vehicle: Provided! (was $15,000)
Housing and Furniture: Provided! (was $10,000)
Prayer Requests & Praises
- The 10-week course that I was teaching the three pastors in China has concluded. I believe it was an encouraging 10 weeks for all involved. Praise the Lord!
- Pray that China would open its borders soon.
- Pray that Taiwan would lift travel restrictions against Mainland Chinese.
- Pray for Underground Jiaohui, an upcoming China conference about Christianity in China, underground churches, and China’s need for more bold gospel preachers. More info at www.visionforchina.org/underground!