September 2019 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

Blessed be the name of the Lord! He has blessed us far beyond what we deserve! We are are praising Him as we just recently surpassed 50% of our needed monthly support! We are ecstatic that the Lord has seen fit to allow us to come this far on deputation and are looking forward to hurrying back to China! We would like to ask that you join us in praying for a specific date for us to return to China – we are praying about the possibility of returning to China summer 2020. We covet your prayers!

The month of August was perhaps our most travel heavy month of deputation so far, and the Lord continued to pour our His blessing while we were on the road. We were able to present China in some thirteen churches in TX, CA, back to TX, MS, AL, AR, and GA. We also heard from five churches that have committed to partner with us! The month of September looks to be an exciting month with meetings in VA, GA, AL, NC, OK, and AR, some of which are missions conferences. Please pray for continued safety on the road and for the Lord to give us more partners in the mission. It truly is a blessing to live and work for Him!

Pastors, please mark your calendars! We would like to personally invite you to come and be a part of the 2019 World Evangelism Fellowship (WEF) hosted at our sending church, Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. The WEF, to be held November 4th and 5th, exists to encourage you to believe more and do more to reach the world with the gospel.  As a guest, you will hear spirit-filled preaching and be a part of practical sessions on reaching the lost around you and the lost around the world. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event, and see how God will be able to use you to reach the world in our generation.

Interested in the World Evangelism Fellowship?

Please register online at: www.visionmissions.org!

August 2019 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

Thank you all for praying for more gospel laborers in China! As we returned from the Goforth China Tour in July, the Lord has impressed on us even more the need for more gospel laborers among the billions of China. 

Over the course of the trip our team encountered young people in China who asked questions such as “What is the Bible?” and others who exclaimed, “Jesus is my favorite myth!” Cannot such questions and statements from among so many millions of China’s youth lead us to have the compassion of Jesus who, when seeing the multitudes, was moved with compassion on them because they faint and are scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd? The harvest truly is plenteous! But the laborers are so few! Who will tell them that the Word of God is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path? Who will tell them that Jesus is no myth, but rather the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that they can get to the Father through Him? May we heed the command of our Lord to pray that the Lord of the harvest would send forth laborers into his harvest!

After returning from China the second week of July, the Lord blessed us with opportunities to present our ministry in nine churches in NC, AL, GA, MS, and TX. We also had a wonderful time at our church’s annual marriage retreat held in GA. Over the course of July, the Lord blessed and allowed us to receive word from seven churches that have committed to partner with us to reach China with the gospel of Christ! Additionally our support is now at just over 47% of our needed level! God is so good! In August, we have meetings scheduled at churches in TX, CA, MS, and AR. Please pray for these opportunities to present China. Thank you all for your continued prayers!

Interested in joining us on a future Goforth China Tour?

Please visit us online: reachingchina.org/goforthchinatour


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 a 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