Mountain Rain

The biography of British missionary James Fraser. He was a man of prayer and left a legacy of untold thousands in heaven and a thriving church in southwest China.

“Mountain Rain” is the biography of James Fraser, who left his native Britain for the remote and mountainous region of southwestern China.  In difficult, and at times, dangerous, circumstances, Fraser labored among several people groups, groups that had never heard the gospel, groups that were under the bondage of demon worship.

He traveled from village to village over the difficult terrain, seeking to reach these people.  For so long, there was little fruit.  But eventually there was a breakthrough and a flood of converts to Christ in the region.

Fraser was a man of prayer.  He would pray alone for hours.  He kept in communication with a support group in England who continually prayed for his ministry.  After many years, he wrote: “I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second.  I now feel that prayer should have the first, second and third place and teaching the fourth.”

Fraser died when he was 52 years old, of malaria, and was buried in southwestern China.  He did not live a long life, but what a legacy – untold thousands in heaven and a thriving church in southwest China.