Meet the Founder
Patrick Klein the founder and director begun missions in 1984 at the age of 21 years old, Patrick Klein went to Israel to share the Gospel. Then in 1987, he went on a trip to SE Asia with a group from Christ For the Nations Institute (CFNI). After carrying Bibles into China, he felt God calling him to begin working in Asia to reach people with the Gospel and to strengthen the persecuted Church. Following this direction in August 1994, Pat began a ministry in Casper, Wyoming called Asian Vision, which specialized in taking Bibles into China and other parts of Asia. The ministry gradually grew and began work in other countries outside of Asia, including Cuba, Turkey, Morocco, and Romania. As Patrick brought Bibles into these countries he felt that there was more he needed to do for the local peoples. The ministry has since grown to support orphaned children, widows, pastors in persecuted countries, and rescue women and children from sex-slavery. The name Asian Vision was then changed to Vision Beyond Borders, better describing the work it does throughout the world. Since its foundation, Vision Beyond Borders has carried over 1 million Bibles and 15,000 hand wind tape players containing the Gospel message delivered into closed countries, set up rescue and rehabilitation ministries to sex-trafficking victims in India & Nepal, including a safe house, and over 800 children & 100 native pastors in Gospel-resistant nations have been supported through sponsorship programs. Tons of humanitarian aid and medical care have been administered to the poor, and to persecuted refugees from Burma, Syria, and Iraq and over 40 million vegetable seed packets have been distributed, providing self-sustaining resources for villages and orphanages. Thousands of Bible flannel graphs have also been delivered to reach children and adults with the Gospel.