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News about what is going on in the continent of Asia from a mission’s perspective.

Who: John and Alisha Walz 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: The Walz family returned to the field earlier this year after being delayed because of the...
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Who: Paul and Amber Taube have been serving as church planting missionaries to Nepal with Vision Baptist Missions since 2012. They are members of Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, OH. They have three children: Jolynn, Shepherd, and Margaret. Status: The Taube family has been on the field for the entirety of 2020, which means they...
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China Threatens War Threats of war against Taiwan have been the rhetoric coming from the Chinese news media lately and from the Communist Party Leader himself, Xi JinPing. The warnings came as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited the region on Oct. 6th making comments affirming the strong ties the U.S. will maintain with...
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Who: Will and Rebel Hill 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: The Hill family recently returned to the field of Japan after being in the States for...
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Who: Philip and Lori Bassham have been serving as church planting missionaries to Thailand with Vision Baptist Missions since 2010. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have three children: Claire, Grace, and Emma. Status: The Bassham family is finishing furlough which has been extended due to the coronavirus epidemic. The...
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The Epoch TImes and the BBC published articles on the week of October 6th, 2020, the day when leaders met from four allied countries, which included the U.S., India,  Australia, and Japan. The “Quad” meeting comes at a time when tensions between China and these nations seem to be on the rise in the indo-pacific...
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TheEpochTime.com reported on October 2, 2020 that there is concern over the possible failure of the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China, and what that could mean for the nuclear power plants nearby if it collapses. If it breaks, it could cause a major disaster. Chinese media has been downplaying the situation, saying that everything is...
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On October 2, 2020, DISRN.com published an article reporting that an online Christian bookstore owner in China was sentenced to seven years prison time and fined almost thirty thousand dollars for selling religious books that were unapproved by the Chinese government.  According to the article, the police did their best to destroy all of the man’s...
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The Epoch Times reports that on October 1, 2020 eighty-seven pro-democratic protesters were arrested in Hong Kong. The arrests came on “National Day”, a day that celebrates the founding of the Chinese Communists Party. The protesters were not there to praise, but to voice their displeasure over Beijing’s actions since the 1997 government turnover from...
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News agencies around the globe, including CNN Business and EpochTimes are reporting an increase in Chinese surveillance during the pandemic. Based on these reports, it appears that the Chinese government is taking advantage of the quarantine and global travel restrictions. The new surveillance cameras are being installed in Beijing and around the country. CNN reports...
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