سلام لكم في هذا اليوم
This morning I spoke to one of the Sunday School classes in our church. It went well, and I'm hoping some good things (for example, money) will come from it for my trip. I'm also speaking to another class next week, and hopefully another the week after. Anyway. In the course of deciding what I was going to say this morning, I wanted to convey why, exactly, I feel China is so important. I went to the Joshua Project and looked up the percentages for reached peoples in China.
The answer was 3%, about 30,000,000 people. That's a lot. But after my dad and I put that through the calculator, we discovered that that meant that only one in every 33 people had ever heard the Gospel. I have 47 followers on this blog. That means that if we were average Chinese people, only one of us, on average, would have ever even had a chance to hear the Gospel related to us.
970,000,000 Chinese have never heard the Gospel.
After we put that through the calculator, I just sat there for a minute, processing that. 970 million people. Men, women, and children. And that is just in China alone.
That is why I'm going to China. So that those 970 million can have a chance to hear. Can I reach them all by myself? No. But when I go, maybe I'll touch just one child's life, one teenager's heart. That one teenager might have the courage to stand up for her new Lord, and she will touch another, and another, and another...
That is why I'm going to China.
I'm going to ask you, like I asked the class this morning, to please consider helping me go. Even if it's just by praying for me, since I'm sure many of you are like me and don't have a job. So pray. Pray that God will go before us and prepare these peoples' hearts. Pray that we will be able to have a productive conversation with just one of those 970 million.
If you could see your way clear to do it, please consider giving me a small donation. Use my missionary ID number, 2627397, to donate to my account. You and your family can be a part of reaching those 970,000,000 - or just the one that might make the difference.