‘No Regrets, No Retreat’: A Dispatch from China

Gloria Furman | May 6, 2015


You may be surprised to hear how your Christian family in China is doing. No doubt, you will be in awe at the grace of our God and Father.

Good news is spreading among those 1.35 billion souls, carried along by ordinary people who believe there is no wall great enough to contain Christ’s kingdom. Tim Keesee tells their story in “No Regrets, No Retreat” (Episode 8) in the Dispatches from the Front DVD series. Keesee’s dispatches are inscribed firsthand as he travels the world, writing down everything in order to remember the mighty work God is doing. 

On the Beachhead of Faith

It’s fitting that this much-anticipated dispatch from China starts in Brighton, England, a city on the water just south of London. It is said that London was “the Antioch of the 19th century.” As Keesee, veteran missionary and director of Frontline Missions International, explains, “To see the past in the present is a reminder that God is at work in all times in all places.” 

After serving for six years in China, Hudson Taylor and his family returned to England to recover their health and do translation work. On the beach at Brighton, Taylor renewed his commitment to


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