“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.” (Romans 15 : 20-21)
On October 26th, 2012 I ventured through the city of Gansu, China. It was the last day Eid al-Fitr. I explored the mosques and witnessed the devotion of the Muslim people there. I realized it’s their devotion that continues to widen the margin between them and our savior Jesus Christ.
I met some wonderful people that morning. People that shook my hand, invited me into their place of worship[, and allowed me to film their worship. I shared my faith with a group of kids in front of the last mosque you see in this film. The questions they asked led me to believe that we’re placing most of our attention in the wrong places. Within China, there are hundreds of millions of people that have no idea who Jesus Christ is.
It is impossible to even compare the amount of Gospel knowledge available to the average American with the utter lack of the Gospel found in this area of the world.
The narrative of this film comes from a letter written by our ministry contact in China. John Piper read it at a conference called “Radiate” in 2009. Our contact has been serving in China for the last ten years or so and has been able to articulate a perspective that not many of us would ever be able to understand.
And in it is a call to action.
We created this film in an effort to encourage the body of Christ to pray and support the Gospel as it continues to spread throughout China.
For God’s glory, we want to see more laborers raised up to reach the millions with the Gospel.
May we pray for our brother in China as he continues to serve.
May we pray for our brothers who still do not know the life-changing Gospel of Christ.
May we embrace the calling that Christ has for us to serve the nations abroad.
Audio Excerpt: John Piper “Holy Ambition: Paul’s and Ours” TCX Radiate Conference 2009
Music by Mychael Danna – “It’s a Process” and “More”
Filmed on location in Linxia, China