Foreign –> Familiar

By Gemma Creasy   The New Arrival As I walk down the streets with crowds of people all around me speaking words unfamiliar to my ears, it all blurs together into background noise. Between those [...]

紀念 “蘇姐姐”

-亦文(Sylvia Yuan) 在一次晚間聚會中,收到朋友發來的消息,“蘇姐姐去世了”。我們所說的“蘇姐姐”,其實是使團的退休宣教士Anne Scott,她在臺灣宣教二十來年,回到基督城以後又一直服事當地的華人移民,曾有過一個很淑女的中國名字:“蘇美恩”。雖然知道Anne幾度中風之後,常年接受全時間護理,隨時可能被主接去,但心中還是生出很多的不舍與感傷。 [...]

Tilling the Soil

By Alison North We live in suburban Tokyo. Ten minutes’ walk from the station the buildings are mainly stand-alone houses, packed closely, some with small gardens, but with little space for the [...]

God is our healer

A SHORT TERM MEDICAL MISSION TRIP TO MYANMAR AND CAMBODIA By Theresa Mittermeier   Psalm 147v3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. My first day in Myanmar and I find myself [...]

A holiday with a purpose

By Sarah and Edmonds Namburi The excitement started to build as the days drew closer to our holiday in Thailand and Vietnam in early January 2017. We had all our plans in place of places to see, [...]

Kidzone Adventures

By Jess Grassmueck Being a Kids Zone helper/ teacher in Singapore has been such a privilege. From the moment that I first heard about the opportunity I knew it was just the adventure I was [...]

Persecution—Again!

Article featured in 2014 GCM July-August “They have gone too far. Countless worshipers are shedding tears of sorrow tonight.” –A Wenzhou pastor on April 28 after the sudden demolition of the [...]

A Home for the Soul

Article featured in 2014 East Asia Insight Q2 Despite professional and material success, Carl,* a Chinese intellectual, could not get rid of his feelings of loneliness, emptiness and [...]

GCM May 2014 Prayer Points

Article featured in 2014 GCM May Growing fears have been raised in China and internationally about China’s debt bubble and “shadow” banking system (estimated at US$8 trillion), which could lead [...]

Terror in Kunming

Article featured in 2014 GCM May Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, is known for its mild climate and as the gateway to the colorful minority peoples throughout the province. On March 1, [...]

Victor’s Journey

Soon after hearing God’s call to missions as an undergraduate, I found Hudson Taylor’s biography in my university library. Taylor’s prayerful faith deeply impressed me, and when I went to the [...]

Encouraging Reforms

Article featured in 2014 GCM February At a major meeting of the Communist Party last November, important reforms were announced which, if implemented, will significantly improve the lives of [...]

Superstition Thrives

Article featured in 2014 Global Chinese Ministries: January Although evangelical Christianity has seen a remarkable revival in China, we must not forget that superstition and false religions are [...]

A New Year Review

Article featured in 2014 Global Chinese Ministries: January During 2013 China continued to forge ahead economically, albeit at a slower pace. The new administration under Xi Jinping has been [...]

The Privilege of Surrender

As Sheri and Tim remove 14 years’ worth of magnets, family photos and their children’s handmade birthday cards from the refrigerator door, their decision becomes a little more real. It’s one of [...]

Rallying Round

The motorbike whizzed around the corner. It was going too fast and couldn’t stay in its lane. From the opposite direction came Jane and Quinn, along with their driver. The high-speed impact was [...]

A New Sister

By Connie Orr Hannah* began coming to Sunday worship about a year ago. Because she is bright, outgoing and speaks good English, she was quick to make many friends at our church, Prinsep Street [...]

Think Horses

by a family serving in southwest China Often God chooses to work when his people “show up” and go where he leads. Their presence and offering what they have and know to those who need it, points [...]

Going the Extra Mile

The girl was among the best students in her class. It was a class for Yi girls who were able to go school because of a tuition scholarship. Otherwise, they would be forced to quit school and help [...]

"A Work Started"

by a couple in their first year teaching English in China During final exams and Christmas parties, I found myself trudging up the hill saying, “God I’ve started something I [...]

God Can

by James Hudson Taylor IV In September 1807, 25-year-old Robert Morrison boarded a ship for the seven-month voyage from England to the port of Guangzhou in China. The first Protestant missionary [...]

"Da Lu"—Return to China

Samuel is a Chinese brother who is just one of the many Chinese in Diaspora who are truly influencing China and the world for Christ. Samuel is around 55 years old. Born in China, he was educated [...]

Student Receives Christ

Pam is a member of a small group led by a China worker. She is a very eager student who asks lots of questions and always looks for opportunities to practice her English. When a study on the book [...]

A Release from Pain

The OMF International workers arrived to see their friend lying injured on his bed. He had been in a tractor accident two months ago and still needed crutches. His non-believing mother sat beside [...]

Chandi

Chandi, who comes from Snuol, is 16. Having heard about Jesus, she became convinced that only he could save her from sin and death. But, being an obedient daughter, she asked her mother’s [...]

Nita

Nita came running through the church gates with a big smile on her face, “They’re coming!” she shouted. As the feet-washing ceremony began, Nita sat watching the others wash their [...]

First Prayer

By Brianna Martin Nathan and Brianna Martin have served in Cambodia with OMF International since 2009. They recently moved to Snuol in the eastern part of the country near the Vietnam border. [...]

Will God Forgive?

By Nathan Martin From 1975-1979, an estimated 2 million people were killed in Cambodia under Pol Pot’s harsh Khmer Rouge regime. The scars from that time remain in the country today. Below is a [...]

Earthquake in Gansu

Article featured in 2013 GCM October At least 89 people were killed and almost 600 injured on July 22 when two earthquakes rocked one of China’s poorest regions in the northwest. The earthquakes, [...]

Tensions in Xinjiang

Article featured in 2013 GCM October The terrorist attack in Xinjiang on June 26 which resulted in 35 deaths was carefully planned and did not target any particular ethnic group, according to [...]

Letters from China

Article featured in 2013 GCM September “Our village has a ‘Men Tu Hui’ church. I know they are wrong but I don’t know how to deal with them. When I first encountered them I argued with them, but [...]

Another Earthquake

Article featured in 2013 GCM July-August It seems like yesterday rather than several years ago in 2008 that Sichuan was rocked by a major earthquake that devastated a large area. Now, again, a [...]

When Jesus calls …

When Jesus calls you, and you get up, leave everything behind and follow him, your life gets changed. It is happening to Bai Chaa (Tea Leaf) and I marvel at the impact her meeting with Jesus is [...]

Culturally Connected

Although I was raised in a Christian home by mission-minded parents, I had no intention of becoming a missionary. The thought of learning a language like Chinese or Japanese scared me. As I grew [...]

Persecution Update

Article featured in 2013 GCM May Over the last 10 years there have been definite improvements for Christians in China. Youth work, Sunday school work and Christian bookshops are all flourishing, [...]

I Hated My Mother

Article featured in 2013 GCM May “The Lord’s peace be with you! Your words have touched me deeply because of the tense relationship which once existed between my mom and me. Deep down, I just [...]

The Story-Teller

It was difficult to see exactly how many people had crowded into the tiny wooden room. There were children sitting on the floor and others suspended from the walls as they perched on the flimsy [...]

Panic Over Corruption

Article featured in 2013 GCM April Thousands of Chinese officials have been panicked into a fire sale of their illicit properties. Billions of dollars have been smuggled overseas as the country’s [...]

A Uygur Comes to Christ

Article featured in 2013 GCM April A Uygur Christian brother recently believed in the Lord. After his conversion he went into the desert in Xinjiang to fast and pray in order to grow in his [...]

A Visit to Dali

Article featured in 2013 GCM April Dali Old Town is one of the few walled cities to survive in China. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a heritage site. It still maintains its charm despite its [...]

A Message to the Shepherds

“But we’ve always done it that way.” Sometimes blind tradition gets in the way of common sense. It is the same complaint heard in many different contexts. I heard this in a more unusual context [...]

A Bible—At Last!

Article featured in 2013 GCM March Seventy-year-old Jin could not stop smiling or singing. She had walked for three hours in sub-zero temperatures. Why? Because that day free Bibles were given [...]

A Heart Restored

Article featured in 2013 East Asia Insight Q1 God transformed Anna’s life. Her path to Jesus Christ included a painful childhood memory, a Buddhist upbringing, a highly successful academic [...]

The Jews and China

Article featured in 2013 GCM December Jewish history in China may date from the eighth century AD when Jewish traders traveled the Silk Road. A Jewish settlement was established in Kaifeng in [...]

"Their God is Strong"

Article featured in 2012 East Asia Insight Q1 After an emergency C-section, the missionary laid on her hospital bed, unconscious and breathing off a ventilator. The operation was an attempt to [...]

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