"God Said, 'Go!'"
“God Said, ‘Go!’”
This is a picture book biography of a Chinese missionary to Muslims. It’s available in English and Chinese.
In this inspiring book the author highlights the faithful life of a non-western believing family and the stages their son goes through to follow the call of God to the nations with his own wife and family. For all of us who take seriously the Lord’s command “to make disciples of all nations,” this book is both a testimony and a challenge.
I have met Derek personally and am inspired by the faithful vision he and his wife pursue. I know they will follow Jesus wherever He leads.
What is God preparing us to do? Will we obey, will we follow, and will we pray for the glory of God among the nations?
May this tale of an ordinary life lived obediently in Christ speak powerfully to you as it has to me.
Global Outreach Director
New Hope Church,
Jen and D. Powell, Church Planter Catalysts with NAMB
Shortly after Christmas 2021, I attended a virtual Chinese Missions Convention to spread the word about Theotots and to encourage Chinese believers to make more quality gospel resources that are contextualized for Chinese children (and Chinese moms who have English speaking children...).
Backing up even more, a friend encouraged me, in 2020, to write missionary biographies for kids.
Well, there were at least a couple of missionaries at the conference. Of course I enjoy helping missionaries.
I wondered, could I help through making a book to help:
1. Encourage children to catch a vision for missions?
2. Contribute to the number of Christian resources available in Chinese?
3. Help to encourage more support for this particular mission project (reaching the five countries around the Caspian Sea) and this missionary family in particular?
This project came together really quickly!
The Chinese version is currently available for free at
And the English version is on Amazon.
“God Said, ‘Go!’”