David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places.

 

You can find David on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Vimeo, and Youtube.

 

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. He is passionate about the 10/40 Window, unreached people groups, the Great Commission, and all things missions. The fact that over 2 billion people have yet to hear the name of Jesus does not sit well with him.

 

David began his missionary journey by smuggling Bibles into China. He has been interrogated for his faith over 20 times. Occasionally, he has hid from the authorities under the sway of bamboo and the dim glow of moonlight. He has eaten meals with headhunters and shared the Gospel with tribal witchdoctors. He has been apprehended by over 100 child soldiers carrying AK-47s and has journeyed to some of the world’s most forgotten regions.

 

But in the thick of such precarious situations, David has also seen the Kingdom of God established among unreached and unnamed people groups. He has witnessed secret baptisms, taught at underground Bible trainings, and raised up a group of local missionaries who are planting churches among hard to reach animist, Islamic, atheist, and Buddhist tribes.

 

After serving for 15 years in Southwest China, David now resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand with his wife, Lorna, and daughter, Cara.
Missions Pulse 60: Jon Hirst
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31SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Jon Hirst, Co-founder of Generous Mind and Director of Program…

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Missions Pulse 59: Doug Gehman
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57SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Doug Gehman, president of Globe International, former missionary to Asia,…

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Missions Pulse 58: Gary Comer
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96SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Gary Comer, the founder of Soul Whisperer Ministries and the…

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Missions Pulse 57: Brent Fulton
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8SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Brent Fulton, an avid China watcher and the founder of…

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Missions Pulse 56: Kelson Mudd
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18SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Kelson Mudd, missionary and entrepreneur, CEO of Klink Fundraising, squad…

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Missions Pulse 55: Ryan Shaw
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60SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Ryan Shaw, the international lead facilitator and president of Global…

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Missions Pulse 54: Andrew Haak
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146SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Andrew Haak, a former US Air Force soldier at Cyberspace…

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Missions Pulse 53: Tricia Winter Johnson
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9SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Tricia Winter Johnson, the fourth daughter of Dr. Ralph and…

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