BRANSON, MO. — Eleven Chinese missionaries pay a visit to Branson. As part of their ministry tour, they stopped by the non-profit, “Jesus Was Homeless.”
For some in the group, this is their first visit to the United States.
World Mission Alliance out of Branson West, is hosting the missionaries from Shenzhen, China.
“We were very fortunate to develop a good relationship with the government..and certain government officials that are very favorable towards Christianity.”
Helen Todd, Vice President of World Mission Alliance says the visitors are impressed with the “Music City.”
“So, they have been here for a couple of days..and they have enjoyed the area very much. They explored The Branson Landing..and other parts of Branson.”
On Thursday, the group helped volunteers at “Jesus Was Homeless, pack food for those in need.
“We love that they reached out,” said Jenn Darden, Volunteer Coordinator for Jesus Was Homeless.”
“We’re able to reach out across the globe so that we can culturally join in those efforts to create that experience for them here as well.”
The trip is especially exciting for those who are in America for the first time. Through an interpreter, Pastor Han Shixing said he believes the Gospel is key to healing the relationship between the U.S. and China.
“Jesus is Son of God came to this earth to reconcile us human being back to God..to build the relationship from human being to God..reconcile us. As Christians, we are the ambassadors of The Kingdom of God. We have to heal the relationship between people and people and relation and relation. This is the mission that The Lord gave us.”
The missionaries will leave for New York on Friday — and then spend the next couple of weeks touring other cities in the U.S. before heading back to China.