VBM Asia Spotlight: Adam and Ashley | Taiwan

VBM Asia Spotlight: Adam and Ashley | Taiwan

Who: Adam and Ashley have been serving as church planting missionaries to Taiwan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2019. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have one child, Anna Grace.

Status: This family finished raising support on deputation and arrived in Taiwan in November of 2020. They are currently in full-time language school learning mandarin Chinese. They are learning the language but also adapting to a new culture and assisting in church planting. Pray for this family’s language learning and adaptation in Kaohsiung, Taiwan!

Action:

(1) Connect with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam.walz.71

(2) Support their ministry: http://reachingtaiwan.com

(3) Send them an encouraging email: walzadam@gmail.com

VBM Asia Spotlight: Adam and Ashley | Taiwan

VBM Asia Spotlight: James and Rosalie | Japan

Who: James and Rosalie have been serving as church planting missionaries to Japan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2016. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have two children: Silas and Amos.

Status: This family returned to the USA earlier this year for a short furlough. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan closed its doors, but they were still able to minister and Rosalie finished language school. Now that language school is over, they are eager to return to Japan and start their first church plant. Pray for this family’s quick return to Niigata, Japan!

Action:

(1) Connect with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.miyashita

(2) Support their ministry: https://reachingjapan.com/give/

(3) Send them an encouraging email: james.miyashita@gmail.com

VBM Asia Spotlight: John and Alisha | Taiwan

VBM Asia Spotlight: John and Alisha | Taiwan

Who: John and Alisha have been serving as church planting missionaries to China/Taiwan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2013. They are members of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Logan, OH. They have three children: Ian, Eli, and Liam.

Status: This family returned to the field earlier this year after being delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since returning to Taiwan, they have hit the ground running, looking to purchase a building for their church plant, surveying different areas to start more church plants, Lord willing, this year and next, and continued training of young men for the ministry. Will you consider giving to this need: “Compass Baptist Church — Building Project”? Pray for this family as they are bearing spiritual fruit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Action:

(1) Read their prayer letters: https://us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ab66622e8bceca6e9923b3e15&id=93b7ed98ce

(2) Support their ministry: https://chinachurchplant.com/donate/give-to-china-church-plant/

(3) Send them an encouraging email: walzinchina@gmail.com

(4) Special Project: https://chinachurchplant.com/taiwan-25/

VBM Asia Spotlight: John and Alisha | Taiwan

VBM Asia Spotlight: Will and Rebel | Japan

Who: Will and Rebel have been serving as church planting missionaries to Japan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2011. They are members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. They have three children: Atlas, Journey, and Orion.

Status: This family recently returned to the field of Japan after being in the States for a family medical furlough. We are thankful they were able to return to the field in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. Pray as they are in quarantine for two weeks. They are excited to end quarantine and continue the work the Lord has called them too. Pray with them for the spiritual growth of the church and the many Japanese whom they have been sharing the gospel with to be saved in Niigata, Japan.

Action:

(1) Read their prayer letters: http://risingsonmission.com

(2) Support their ministry: https://visionmissions.org/give/

(3) Send them an encouraging email: will2japan@gmail.com

Asia News: The Coronavirus Continues

Asia News: The Coronavirus Continues

The Coronavirus continues to spread in Asia and around the world. Look at the latest headlines:

  • Coronavirus Live Updates: Japan Reports 2 Deaths Among Cruise Ship Passengers
  • Japan records two deaths of passengers who had been aboard a quarantined cruise ship.
  • All Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess should be tested, the C.D.C. said.
  • Iran reported two coronavirus cases, and then two deaths.
  • Hundreds began leaving a quarantined cruise ship in Japan.
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html

As there is still much unknown about this virus and the death toll continues to climb, currently 2,128, we need to remember to pray but also to remember that ultimately the greatest need for anyone is saving-faith in Jesus.

Let us not allow this outbreak to cause us as believers to fear, but to find the necessary rest and assurance that we need in Christ and then share that with our neighbors, here and around the world.

Online app tracking the virus: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6