I tell stories and I talk about missions. I am passionate about unreached people groups, interested in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable challenges in the 10/40 Window, and absorbed by Kingdom breakthroughs around the world.

the-space-between-memories-ebookThat’s why I wrote my new book, The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. It is a compilation of missionary memories over the last 20 years in Southeast Asia. 

But apart from book writing, I blog. I bring to light many of the little-known realities of the mission field, hoping to capture the minds and imaginations of Christians worldwide and help them find their place in the Great Commission.

So without further ado, here’s my top 5 most popular blogs of 2016 with over 50,000 views between them:


Why Missionaries Can Never Go Home Again. This blog was originally written by Karl Dahlfred. I simply added some flare and personalized it to my environment. Some of the quotes that will capture you sound like this: “I am foreign. It defines me.” “When you live overseas long enough, a strange transition takes place.” “Home is everywhere. Home is nowhere.” Read the blog here.



The Most Epic Monster List Of Missionary Quotes On The Internet. This is one of my personal favorites! It’s a massive list of incredible quotes from missionary heroes throughout the years, stuff like: “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time” – Carl F. H. Henry. “Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” – C.T. Studd. And of course one of my own: “People are still waiting at the other end of our obedience.” Read the blog here.


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You Might Be Surprised At The Top 20 Countries Where Christianity Is Growing The Fastest. Special credit goes to discipleallnations.wordpress.com and gordonconwell.edu. You will be amazed to find out where Christianity is booming. It’s good to get out of our own heads and see the bigger picture of Kingdom breakthrough around the world. This blog will redshift your focus to a bigger, more macro God-perspective of missions around the world. Read the blog here.



Just Because You’re A Christian Does Not Mean You’re A Missionary. Ouch! This has been a controversial title—just the kind I like! Spurgeon once said, “Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” I could not disagree more. There’s different schools of thought on this. W are obviously all “sent ones” who are called to “live missionally.” But the term “missionary” is overused and, in my opinion, abused. What do you think? Watch the videos and read the blog here.



The Great Imbalance Of Global Missions. The topics raised in this blog are the stuff my passion is made out of. I am most passionate about taking the Gospel message to regions of the earth where it has never gone before. It is still amazing to me that the global Christian Church is so myopically focused on itself, forgetting that countless millions still lay beyond the fringes of our missions focus. I pray that this blog inspires you with a missions heart. Read the blog here.


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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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