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.
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Missions Pulse 52: C. Anderson
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4SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews C. Anderson, editor at Missionary Life and DMMs Frontier Missions,…

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Missions Pulse 51: Dr. Todd M. Johnson
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62SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Dr. Todd M. Johnson, the Distinguished Professor of Mission and…

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2019 Year in Review
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Missions Pulse 50: Year in Review
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20SHARESShareTweet David Joannes highlights the top 5 most popular interviews on Missions Pulse in 2019. Every interview on Missions Pulse…

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Missions Pulse 49: David Lim
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12SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews David Lim, the CEO of Asian School of Development and…

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Missions Pulse 48: Rebecca Nhep
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29SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Rebecca Nhep, the senior technical advisor for Better Care Network…

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Missions Pulse 47: Yonas Demeke
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151SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Yonas Demeke, founder and chairman of Ethiopian Youth Mission Movement…

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Missions Pulse 46: Sonnie Gitonga
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15SHARESShareTweet On this episode of Missions Pulse, David Joannes interviews Sonnie Gitonga, the author of Can Scars Become Stars?, founder…

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