The Canton Initiative


China’s Most Populous Province

The Canton Initiative is a plan to see two church-planting missionaries in each of these key cities along the Pearl River Delta in Canton (Guangdong Province): Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, and Shenzhen.

Our hope is that each of these missionaries will start a church-planting movement that trains national leaders to not only reach the city they are in but also the rest of Guangdong Province and beyond.

The total population for these cities is around 38 million and the total population of the Guangdong Province is around 104 million souls.


We Need Men and Women

We need men and women to surrender their lives to take the gospel to these places. There are incredible opportunities in these places—we just need a willing servant with a heart fully surrendered over to God.

Will you pray will us for the millions of souls who need the gospel?

Will you consider going and being one of the missionaries with Vision Baptist Missions?


The 4 Key Cities’ Population

CityChinesePopulation
Guangzhou广州市12,701,948
Foshan佛山市7,197,394
Dongguan东莞市8,220,207
Shenzhen深圳市10,358,381
38,477,930

The Four Cities Comparison

The following is a graph that shows the US State with a population the same or close to the same as the Chinese city.

CityUS State
GuangzhouPennsylvania
FoshanArizona
DongguanVirginia
ShenzhenNorth Carolina