August 25, 2016

 

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I just returned from my fourth trip to the country of China in the past six months. There are so many people in this country. It’s breathtaking! The picture above is on a subway at 8:45 PM on Sunday evening. You ought to see during Rush Hour. There’s a really good chance my wife and I will be relocating to China in the near future for “the sake of the Gospel.” China is an unbelievable, and at the same time, heartbreaking country. There are nearly 1.4 billion people found in the country. There are 150 cities in China with a population of over one million. America has only 10. Less than 5 percent of the country professes any form of “Christianity.” In the United States that number is 77 percent!

IMG_0160IMG_0162PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE IN THE HEARTS OF MEN AND WOMEN TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO CHINA!

While in China, I had the chance to link up with Dwight Tomlinson and his wife Gayle. Brother Tomlinson is the founder/director of barnabas1040.com, which is a ministry that works alongside of “Independent Baptist pastors and missionaries, bringing together resources that are used to further the Gospel in the least evangelized countries in the world.” For over 40 years Brother Tomlinson and his wife pastored in the States. God is using them in a mighty way with this new ministry. They have raised support for two of the men we worked with in Laos and another one of our men here in Cambodia, and possibly another in coming days, and for this we are grateful! IMG_0159PLEASE PRAY FOR THE TOMLINSON’S AS THEY CONTINUE TO RAISE PERSONAL SUPPORT AND SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL CHURCH PLANTERS AROUND THE WORLD!

Our ministry in Steung Meanchey is doing extremely well! God is blessing the team soul-winning on Tuesday and Sunday, as well as the various times that Man and Kosal go out during the week. This past Sunday, while I was in China they had 45 teens and adults in the service. Not bad for the third week!

IMG_0167PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE MINISTRY IN STEUNG MEANCHEY!

We have mentioned in previous posts about a man named Samaat who trusted Christ about three months ago. He is growing in the Lord and we have often had the chance to share the Gospel with his wife, who has yet to trust Christ, and his adult children. It was a real blessing to be able to share the Gospel with Samaat’s wife and adult daughter a few days ago. His daughter, Srey Mohm, trusted Christ.

IMG_0161PLEASE PRAY FOR SREY MOHM’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH!

This week I had another chance to go to Psa Thrict. It’s always a tremendous blessing to spend the day with these folks. As I have mentioned before, we leave my place between 6:30 -7:00 AM and get back between 7:30 – 8:00 PM. It all depends on how fast Vannak drives that Moto of his. 🙂 I get the opportunity to share a 20-minute devotion with the folks before we all go soul-winning, then we will normally spend about 3-4 hours out soul-winning and do some discipling of new converts. After lunch, I spend a couple of hours teaching the “leaders” of the church. Last month I taught on “The Difference Between a Shepherd and a Teacher.” This week I taught on “Spiritual Servanthood.” As always, it was a great time! Then to cap the long day off, I preached for their midweek service. This week I taught a lesson on “Crossing the River and Conquering the Giants” from the Book of Joshua. God really moved in the service!

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IMG_0185PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE MINISTRY IN PSA THRICT!

My wife and I, along with the girls, would like to thank you for your fervent prayers and faithful support of our ministry here in Southeast Asia. Also, I ask that you pray for me and my upcoming trip to the country of Laos. I leave in a few days. I will be preaching for three churches and teaching in two Bible Institutes. 

Johnny and Denise Esposito

If you would like to be better informed about the 10/40 Window and have yet to read my book “Peeking Through the 10/40 Window: Why It Matters to God and Why It Should Matter to Us,” I have some really good news for you. It is now available on iBooks and better yet, it’s absolutely free!

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