“We will live, if you will die.”

I had just finished my Chinese language class then had to go straight to our coffee shop ministry and begin my shift managing the floor. Class had been difficult and I was upset after the drive over as traffic was hectic and I had been cut off once or twice on my scooter. Needless to…

In Southwest China where the elevation begins to climb near the foothills of the Himalayas my wife and I found ourselves walking a dirt trail through a dense forest park. We were walking to a family picnic near a local lake that our Chinese friend Ben had invited us to. We had quickly become friends…

When we were in far west China last April we had time to walk around and explore the Muslim quarter. Apparently they were a conglomeration of the several Chinese Muslim people groups, as we started a conversation with a vendor about the different hats and the culture behind them. Interestingly, every minority group has a…

During the third year of our first term in China after learning Chinese sign language, we had a worker from another organization approach my wife and asked if she or anyone we knew could speak Chinese sign language. To her amazement, my wife said, “Actually I do!” As it turns out a couple members of…

Anyone with experience living in Asia knows that almost every college age student wants to learn English. So as my wife and I taught English in a small city in China, I was able to meet with some of my students for one-on-one tutoring. One student I met with regularly was Mike. I taught him English…

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