China Mission February 2013
November 17, 2012
If anyone would like to help us with the upcoming mission in February, it would be a tremendous blessing! I am still raising my support for my ticket, extra baggage fees (for extra luggage full of tracts), and survival money while in China
for three weeks. We are going into unreached areas.
Prayers are appreciated and monetary support is also needed.
Donations can be made online via the donation button at the top of this page.
Check and money order gifts can be sent to...
P.O. Box 862
Powhatan, VA 23139
Thanks so much. We can't do this without the aid of the Body.
"There are only goers, senders, and the disobedient." -- John Piper
Going Back To China !
February 6, 2012
I just purchased my airline ticket to China. Our team will be leaving at the end of April for three weeks of Gospel literature distribution in unreached Buddhist and Muslim regions.
1. Please pray that the Father puts together a strong team.
2. Pray that the funds will come in to cover the expenses.
3. Pray for fertile soil.
If anyone would like to help us by going or financially supporting, feel free to send me a message and I will send you my phone number to discuss the needs.
Denny - email@example.com
Please pray for our teams in China
December 1, 2011
Through most of the month of December, I will be traveling through China with 19 other believers, sharing the Gospel with the lost. Please keep us and those we encounter in your prayers.
Voice of the Martyr's Report on China
November 5, 2011
China was declared the People's Republic of China in 1949 by Chairman Mao Zedong, who quickly sought to purge society of anything religious. In recent years, living standards have improved in urban areas while little has changed in the countryside, promoting discontent. Political controls remain tight. The human rights record in China is one of the worst in the world. Its system of "re-education through labor" detains hundreds of thousands of people each year in work camps without a court hearing. In Tibet, an autonomous region within China, Christians are trapped between the oppression of Buddhism and the oppression of communism. On May 8, 2009, after the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended China remain on the U.S. Department of State's list of the world's worst violators of religious freedom, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said the report was "an attempt to smear China." Each year, China forcibly repatriates around 4,000 refugees to North Korea -- where they face imprisonment, torture and even execution.
Category: Restricted Nation
Religion: Non-Religious/Other 49.58%, Chinese 28.50%, Christian 7.25%
Head of State: President Hu Jintao
More Christians are in prison or under detention in China than in any other country. House churches (unregistered churches), which make up approximately 90 percent of China's Christians, endure unimaginable persecution. But they stand by their commitment to preach the gospel, no matter the cost. In Tibet, most of the persecution against Christians comes from militant Tibetan Buddhists. On Feb. 11, 2009, Chinese authorities arrested 60 house church leaders, including two South Korean pastors who were attending a seminar in Wolong district, Henan province. Police officers disrupted the meeting, arrested the Christians and confiscated phones, books and money. Authorities forced the believers to register with the government and pay a fine. Elderly believers were released, but the South Korean pastors were deported three days later for "engaging in illegal religious activities." They have been banned from entering the country for five years. Other house church Christians remain in detention, and several churches have been forced to close or relocate.
Tibet, an autonomous region within China has much demonic bondage. Christians are trapped between the oppression of Buddhism and the oppression of communism. In the months leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government cracked down on Tibetan independence advocates.
Category: Restricted Nation
Religion: Buddhist 80%, Christian 0.2%
Head of State: President Hu Jintao (China)
Most of the persecution against Christians comes from militant Tibetan Buddhists. There may be about 1,000 evangelical and 2,000 Catholics among the five million Tibetans in the world, and there are at least two groups of secret believers in Tibet. A Tibetan version of the Bible was translated in 1948, but many cannot read it because they are illiterate. Pastor Zhang Zhongxin was given two years of re-education through labor in 2008 for his crimes, one of which was preaching the gospel in Tibet.
November 1, 2011
Hello from the Greens!
The Green Nation is ever growing. Our youngest is nearly a year old and Caleb,21, is now in a courtship! Please pray for Ruthy and I as we seek to raise our children to know, love, and serve the Father. There is no such thing as an unfocused "good" parent. We are learning as we go along and it is a tough job and a joy.
About three years ago we lost our LLM office in a house fire. With our computers went our mailing list of our friends and supporters. About a year ago I began to piece together a new mailing list. The computer hard drive that contained that list was accidentally destroyed by Best Buy when it was taken in for service. So... we have depended solely upon e-mail and Facebook to keep everyone up-to-date with our activities. I have also been very negligent to express my great appreciation to those of you who have sacrificially supported this ministry and prayed for us. I actually just went through 2 years worth of envelopes that contained support checks that were stacked on my shelf. Some were never replied to. If you are one of those people who have wondered if your support was appreciated, the answer is YES! Not having a real office area has made it a little difficult to stay on top of "office" work but I am committed to make a new system work and stay in better communication with our friends and supporters. I want to be a blessing to those who bless us. How can we serve you? Please let us know.
I have been blessed through the years to have several faithful team members who minister with me daily at the abortion clinics.
Please pray for us as we reach out daily at the killing centers.
We use code words while traveling in China so as not to bring attention to our true reason for being there. Gospel Tracts are "crumbs." Bibles are "Bread." Churches are "Clubs." Pastors are "Presidents." etc. We will be carrying over a ton of Gospel literature into China in Dec. Pray that it all gets in!
Last week LLM joined forces with Brothers and Sisters from Good News Free Will Baptist Church for an outreach at VCU. We hope to make it a regular event on Fridays as we are able. Opportunities daily abound to share the Gospel on the sidewalks at the clinics also. Pray for us and those we encounter.
Gospel outreach to Unreached Tibetan Buddhists and Hui Muslims in northwestern China
Tues. thru Fri. each week at Richmond area abortion clinics
Various Gospel Outreaches
I and the children (Christian, Gabriel and Charity) have been putting many hours into building our family business, "Remnant Books." Our hope is to build a business that will someday provide support for the ministry outreaches of LLM and other ministry outreaches around the world. The next time you are looking to buy a book, please check with us to see if we carry it first. All money raised is put back into Gospel outreaches. You can visit our bookstore at www.remnantbooks.org.
Family and Ministry Update
August 6, 2011
Let me begin by saying that we are blessed and thankful for the Father's Grace. With 12 children, there is too much to report in one short update, but I'll try.
Ruthy stays busy being a great wife, caring for and homeschooling our children, and with spending much time caring for my elderly mom.
Caleb (21) recently started his own business and stays busy working and ministering on the street. He is in a courtship with Genna Ramey. Our family is very fond of her.
Christian (18) is a hard worker and continues to grow close to his Heavenly Father. He is also a great big brother.
Gabriel (16) recently got his learners permit, is progressing in his homeschooling, plans to head back to China and spends a lot of time taking care of his brothers, sisters and grandmother.
Charity (15) Is walking with the Father, looks forward to heading back to China and has become my competition in the book business.
Malachi (13) is our mechanical son. He is always working on his go-cart and building things. He is looking forward to his first trip to China soon.
Hosanna (11) was recently baptized. She loves the Father and is seeking to know him better.
Noah (10) is a kind hearted guy and is a huge help around the Green household.
Faithful (8) is a good big sister who is growing in her walk with the Father.
Nathan (7) is a smiley guy who looks out for his younger siblings.
Naomi (5) is a sweetheart who recently started school and is a joy to her parents.
Judah (2) is a tough little guy who surprises us often with his expanding vocabulary.
Mercy (9 months) is our baby. She gets a heap of attention from us all and is a lot of fun.
I pray that each of our children will walk faithfully with the Messiah and have His heart for ministry and holiness.
Our Daily Ministry on the Street
For the last seventeen years LLM has ministered on the sidewalks at Richmond area abortion clinics. In that time, I have seen hundreds of babies saved from a brutal death and scores of lives impacted with the Gospel.
A typical day (Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Fri.), will have me loading up several of our 12 children and heading to Richmond. We are joined on the street by several faithful brothers and sisters who sacrifice many hours to reach out to those arriving at the clinics and to those we daily encounter on the street. I have been blessed to have a dedicated core team to work with over the years (thinking especially of Mary Penner and Paul Trout, though several other could also be mentioned). Currently, we daily minister at three abortion clinics in and around Richmond. It isn't easy or pleasant work but it is a much neglected ministry in the church today. At the clinics, we offer the last witness for life and the Gospel to those who plan to kill their children that day. Our target group is one that isn't reached by other ministries or even Crisis Pregnancy Centers. We are offering literally the last Christian plea to dozens daily just before they sacrifice their precious babies.
I'll be honest in saying that it has become extremely difficult to have a continuous presence at the killing centers in recent years. We have had to make many sacrifices (willingly) to be there. I drive 3+ hours each day we minister and our income has dropped drastically as the economy has suffered. Some of the extra outreaches we conducted regularly in years past have had to be put on hold or eliminated. We are, however, committed to having a daily presence at the clinics regardless of the decrease in our funding.
Please continue to daily lift this ministry in prayer. I don't request this lightly as a quaint Christian cliche. I have seen the Father work as His people pray and we truly need your prayer support.
Taking the Gospel to Unreached Muslims and Buddhists in China
I am currently putting together a team for an upcoming Gospel outreach to China scheduled for December. This will be my 9th trip. Please pray for us as we prepare. The work we do in China is to unreached people groups in northwestern China. We are not duplicating the work of other organizations or underground Christians. The people we are reaching have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel. They are predominately Hui Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists.
We need your help to cover the costs of this trip. We will be carrying in over a ton of Bibles and Gospel literature and will distribute our Gospel literature door-to-door during the overnight hours. One-on-one witnessing takes place as we make contacts each day.
Donations can also me send to...
Life and Liberty Ministries
P.O. Box 862
Powhatan, VA 23139
You can reach me at 804-492-9216 if you'd like to learn more about our work in China.
Thanks for your help and please let others know about this need.
For China and the Savior who spilled His blood for her,
Check out some reports from our previous ministry trips to China...
Some of our target groups
2006 China trip
2007 China trip
2008 China trip
2009 China trip
2009 China trip
2009 China trip
2011 China trip
China Diary 2011 Entry #4
April 11, 2011
Long night on the streets last night. We distributed 1,900 tracts
door-to-door in two districts of Urumqi. One more night to go and
then a 20 hour train ride to our next destination. We rejoiced
when a cab driver came to our hotel and returned Charity's
passport two days after it was accidently dropped in his cab. Her
wallet still had her money in it also! May YHWH bless that man for
his honesty and help. The girls have been a blessing to work with.
They are hard working, and focused. Please continue to lift up our
6 teams as they take the Good News to many who have never heard.
Let's all serve the King well today!
China Diary 2011 Entry #3
April 10, 2011
Distributed approximately 1,600 tracts door-to-door last night in
a couple districts of Urumqi, Xinjian. Pray that the seed falls on