How Many Chinese Missionaries are Serving in Closed Countries?
How many Back to Jerusalem missionaries are preaching the Gospel in the area between China and Jerusalem? This is a question that we tackle in our new book, CHINA AND END TIME PROPHECY.
Currently, there are no central databases to keep track of the numbers of Back to Jerusalem missionaries who are being sent out from China. Because their activities are illegal, for security reasons, they are not recorded.
Over the years, however, I have kept a small database for my own records. For more than twenty years, I have worked with Back to Jerusalem Chinese missionaries in more than forty of the fifty-four nations in the 10/40 Window. The Chinese underground House Church members I work with come from the traditional house churches that are primarily operating from Henan, Anhui, and Shandong Province.
I have also worked with several independent house churches in the urban centers of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, and Wenzhou, among others.
In our new book, I share a special chart that maps out a rough estimate of how many Chinese missionaries are currently living outside of China. The chart is not comprehensive, but it gives us the closest idea.
CHINA AND END TIME PROPHECY can be purchased here.
The vision of Back to Jerusalem is to send out at least 100,000 missionaries into the 10/40 window. The Chinese church sent out their first missionaries in 2000 and I was able to spend the last few days with one of the first BTJ missionaries who left China in 2003 to serve in Yemen. They are still living in the Middle East and serving in a church that they pastor.
In our new book CHINA AND END TIME PROPHECY, I show how China, in only two decades, has gone from no missionaries on the ground in closed countries, to more missionaries in unreached areas than any other country in the world.