July 2019 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

Thank you all for praying for the Goforth China Tour! Anny Grace and I had the wonderful opportunity to lead a group of five young people on a ten day trip to China. It was both and mission trip and vision tour. These young people came because they are seriously considering becoming full-time missionaries to China in the future. Thank you all for praying for this trip! The Lord worked and hearts were stirred as the team had many opportunities to both see the great need for more laborers in China as well as actually labor alongside missionaries by sharing the gospel with Chinese people.

Over the course of the trip, we took them to five Chinese cities. These five cities have a combined population of 30,000,000 people – at least 28,500,000 of which are lost and headed for hell! Friend, do you know that 28,500,000 is about the population of the state of Texas! Oh that the Lord would raise up more laborers to go into the great harvest fields of China! Please pray with us!

We praise the Lord for all that he did in June to get us closer to moving back to China! For starters, the Lord allowed us to see a sizable increase in our support level! We are now at just over 44% of our needed support! What’s more, a church that we were with in KS early in June notified us saying that two children, ages 11 and 7, were saved in response to a message I preached. God is so good! We give Him all the praise for what He is doing in and through our ministry! The first week and a half of July was spent in China, and we are excited about our meetings for the rest of the month! We have meetings scheduled at churches in NC, AL, GA, MS, and TX, and we are also excited about our church’s annual marriage retreat and this opportunity for us to focus on our marriage! Thank you all for your continued prayers!

 Interested in joining us on a future Goforth China Tour?

Please visit us online: reachingchina.org/goforthchinatour


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

May 2019 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

We are excited to announce that we have recently purchased tickets to China for the Goforth China Tour! The Goforth China Tour is a survey/vision trip of China lead by my wife and I and will serve both as our own survey trip and a survey trip for a handful of students who are considering missions in China. The dates for the trip are locked in for Saturday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 10, of this year. While my wife and I are no strangers to South China, we plan to spend at least the first two years on the field in North China. This trip will allow us and a group of students to survey this part of the country and see how others on our Vision For China team are doing there. We are excited for this opportunity to briefly return to China and see the great need in the northern part of the country. Please pray for this trip! Pray that the Lord would use it in our lives to help us prepare to return to the field and pray that the Lord would also use it to raise up more laborers to GO!

We praise the Lord for a great month of deputation in April with eleven meetings, and we are excited about the eleven churches we are scheduled to be with in May. Lord willing, we will be able to present China in churches in MS, FL, GA, AL, TN, MD, PA, KY, and NC. Additionally, we will spend a five days in the middle of the month in NC for Vision Baptist Missions’ yearly orientation. This will be our third year to attend and we are looking forward to this time of encouragement, preaching, and training. 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 partners in the mission.