It was a power-packed Christmas party, complete with side-splitting laughter and moments of intense importance. The advent of the Kingdom of God alters atmospheres, and everyone in the room was filled with a sense of delight at the true meaning of Christmas.

No, pause for a moment to remember that this party happened in China, home to the “nones”, to the “unaffiliated”, to those who don’t adhere to any kind of spiritual creed. China, where ancient Confucianist, Daoist, and Buddhist beliefs once gripped the hearts of its inhabitants; where communism tore apart the fabric of society during the Cultural Revolution; where today’s youth are strangely unaware of a “Higher Presence” or relational Father God.

It was a power-packed Christmas party, complete with side-splitting laughter and moments of intense importance. The…

Posted by Within Reach Global on Sunday, January 1, 2017

This is where our Christmas party took place. And when a Chinese college student hears that God is real, that He loves him/her, that He is passionate about them and cares for them—that’s when things change.

Every week we host multiple English corners throughout the city where Chinese college students come to practice their foreign language skills, meet new friends, and join a community of Christ-centered individuals. This is true discipleship, messy and raw, gritty and life-changing.

There were songs and games, gift-giving and glory. We shared the true meaning of Christmas, and for many, it was their very first time to hear about Jesus Christ.

We pray that as you read these stories and see these photos, you would be inspired to join us in taking the Gospel message where it has never been known. This is fertile soil! This is where the future leaders of China are being raised! This is where the Kingdom of God is falling! Be a part of this divine story.

We pray that as you read these stories and see these photos, you would be inspired to join us in taking the Gospel…

Posted by Within Reach Global on Sunday, January 1, 2017

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God is ever speaking, penning the details of this epic redemption narrative. You are a part. Always remember that: you are a part of this glorious end-time revival!

David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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