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About JR Wright: His Testimony

A sinner turns to Christ

JR’s realization of his status as sinner before a Holy God, according to Scripture, compelled him to turn his life over to Jesus Christ. Watch the video of his testimony, and learn about his family’s mission to Greenland.

JR’s realization of his status as sinner before a Holy God, according to Scripture, compelled him to turn his life over to Jesus Christ. Watch the video of his testimony, and learn about his family’s mission to Greenland.

I got saved November 13, 1991, at the age of 18. I realized for the first time in my life I was a sinner before God and where sin would take me. Realizing Jesus loved me enough to die for me and believing He could save me from my sins, I repented of my sins and called on the Lord for my salvation that night. I can truly say, my life has never been the same.

I immediately began to witness for my Lord about His forgiveness of sin in my life to my friends and co-workers. A short time thereafter, the Lord began to impress upon my heart to give out what He was teaching me in His word. I began to have a deep desire to preach and teach God’s Word. I surrendered to the call of God on my life to preach and God solidified that decision in my heart as I yielded to the opportunities He presented. Realizing a call to preach was a call to prepare I enrolled in Tabernacle Baptist Bible College, Greenville, SC and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Theology degree.

Since graduation from bible college, I have been involved in 2 mission church plants that my Pastor started before I came to South Dakota. Involvement includes: deacon, Sunday school teacher, jail preaching, nursing home, fill in, and treasurer. I have worked the same secular job for the past 16 years for our local Ford dealership as a Ford Senior Master Technician.

I have always been challenged to take the gospel of Jesus Christ where Christ is not and has not been proclaimed. Having been led of the Lord to take several missions trips one of which was to Greenland, God stirred that desire even deeper. We began to make it a matter of prayer for God to allow us and to send us to the forgotten field of Greenland. Believing God had answered those prayers we announced and surrendered to go to the country of Greenland in June of 2015. We are excited about what God is going to do with us and through us. Please pray for us and the country of Greenland that we may be able to get there soon with the good news that Jesus still saves.

My vision/goals for the mission field are as follows. I wish to learn the Greenlandic language. To be an encouragement to the missionary that is there. To see the country of Greenland reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ in their native language. To see an indigenous church plant as a direct result of our influence. To be faithful to the Lord’s calling no matter the outcome of the above.

For His Glory,

James Wright