Greetings to our World Wide Web visitors in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. We are the Richards Family “Missionaries to Ohio…and beyond!”
In 2006, Joshua Richards went on his first mission’s trip with missionaries from Campus Crusade to Wildwood, New Jersey to share the Gospel using Spiritual surveys along the boardwalk. In 2010, God further impressed the calling for Joshua to share the Gospel on the way to a homeschool retreat called the “Ohio Summer Rendezvous” when a Christian passenger accompanying him drew a handwritten sign on the trip that said “Honk if you love Jesus”!” and placed it the back window of the car. Joshua witnessed first-hand the favorable responses that fellow drivers had to it. In December 2014, God called Joshua to begin open air preaching for the first time. In November 2017, God led Joshua to join the George Whitefield Program led by Bill Adams of Sports Fan Outreach International. Joshua has shared the Gospel in 10 different states, as well as in Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil.
In August 2012, Rachael went on her first mission’s trip to England with Answers in Genesis. Rachael has also shared the Gospel in Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Georgia, as well as in Mexico and Brazil.
In October 2016, Joshua married his lovely wife Rachael. Together in June 2017 they purchased and moved into their first house in Belle Center, OH. In October 2018, they welcomed their first child, Isaiah Whitefield into the world.
Our ministry is to present unbelievers with the Gospel through tracts, scripture signs and banners, personal conversations, and open-air preaching of the glorious Words of God.

We believe God’s will for all outreaches is to love God, love people, and share Christ MORE!

To partner financially with your gift to the work of The Richards Family give at this link: https://donorbox.org/therichardsfamily

To view pictures from our ministry please visit this link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/toohioandbeyond/

Grace, mercy, & peace

The Richards Family

Joshua, Rachael, & Isaiah

TESTIMONIALS

Joshua and Rachael Richards are dedicated and fruitful evangelists. They are kind, caring and considerate of others; they support their local church; they possess humility that leads them to seek wisdom about their life and ministry and they love each other.

We have known each other for several years now including the last year and a half when they have been part of the George Whitefield Program [GWP] which is for men who are seeking to be full-time evangelists. During this time they have demonstrated an increasing desire to evangelize more, they have made decisions to put their life on a path to accomplish this goal and have been exemplary participants in the GWP.

Joshua and Rachael have my full endorsement and I encourage you to join them to preach the Gospel, to pray with and for them and to partner financially with them.

Grace, mercy, & peace.

-Bill Adams, Director 

George Whitefield Program

http://www.georgewhitefieldprogram.org

Findlay has many options for its people when it comes to finding a church home, however, something we lack here is evangelism. Even among the largest churches, you never see anybody out on the street preaching the Gospel, which is why I had to pull over the night I saw Joshua standing on the corner with his sign and the Bible in hand. It was awesome to see someone brave enough to share the love of Jesus so publically, and I believe what Joshua and his wife, Rachael are doing is nothing less than the work of God. May the Lord Bless this ministry!

-Audrey Wild

Findlay, OH

Friday, November 23rd in the early evening me and my wife were sitting in the square of Urbana, Ohio awaiting the Christmas parade. A man approached me with a tract about Salvation through Jesus Christ. I was very happy and kind of convicted knowing I should be passing out tracts also. Jesus said go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Truly the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few, pray therefore the Lord of the harvest will send more laborers into the fields. Joshua thank you for sharing the Gospel with me and thank you for praying for my foot. Your evangelizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ encourages me to share the Good News of Jesus with others. I know it was not an accident we met and truly the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Thanks again my friend, that truly opened my eyes that I should be witnessing to others about Jesus also.

-Tony Kitchen

Urbana, OH

“The Church of Jesus Christ has part of its mission the propagation of the good news  of the Gospel “in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” Calvary Bible Church seeks to advance this Heavenly directive through missional opportunties both near and far. In consideration of this mandate here in our own Judea, we are particularly blessed to have a Godly young couple, Joshua and Rachael Richards, who feel God’s particular call to “go into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in.” Illustrating that zeal, the Richards have in the past set aside resources so that they might evangelize at events such as this year’s Super Bowl and the recent Kentucky Derby. Of course all of God’s people are compelled to be faithful in giving out the Word of Truth, but CBC is privileged to have this young family who appear to be particularly gifted in the needful area of evangelism, and I am pleased to recommend them to you regarding these matters.

-Dave Stratton

Assistant Pastor, Calvary Bible Church

Lima, OH