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Yes, Yes, Yes—Member Care Is Part of the Mission

While creating awareness for the need of member care for Chinese missionaries, I have struggled to find solid, culturally correct resources. This Quarterly is truly a gift with so much to discover, so much more than a wrapping and big ribbon.

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Autumn 2022 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

Member Care for Chinese Missionaries

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Editorial ⋅ Brent Fulton, Ruth C. Chang

Member Care Is Part of the Mission

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Lead Article ⋅ Brent Fulton, Ruth C. Chang

Member Care for Mainland Chinese Missionaries

Generational, cultural, and personal issues create challenges and advantages for Chinese cross-cultural missionaries and point to the need for member care. How can this need be met?

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ZGBriefs | September 29, 2022

Some Americans’ views of China turned more negative after 2020, but others became more positive (September 28, 2022, Pew Research) When looking at individual Americans, roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (26%) became more negative toward China between 2020 and 2022. Around one-in-five (17%) became more positive toward it, while 53% did not change their views in one direction or the other, according to the analysis.

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ZGBriefs | September 22, 2022

Temple excursions booming among Chinese youth (September 21, 2022, The China Project) According to government data, there are currently more than 33,000 Buddhist temples in China. An increasing number of them find themselves hosting urban youth who seek an escape from the rat race.

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ZGBriefs | September 15, 2022

China Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (September 9, 2022, Sixth Tone) China’s top leaders and its people joined millions around the world to pay tribute to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II after the death of the country’s longest-reigning monarch was announced Thursday. She was 96.

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ZGBriefs | September 8, 2022

An Unusual Scottish Missionary: William Burns (August 25, 2022, Field Partner Blog) William Chalmers Burns (宾惠廉) lived from 1815-1868. A fellow missionary said after his death that “all China knows him; he is the holiest man alive”. Because of his itinerant ministry, he left an impression on thousands of people across wide stretches of China.

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Yes, Yes, Yes—Member Care Is Part of the Mission

A Reader Responds to the Autumn 2022 ChinaSource Quarterly

While creating awareness for the need of member care for Chinese missionaries, I have struggled to find solid, culturally correct resources. This Quarterly is truly a gift with so much to discover, so much more than a wrapping and big ribbon.

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Father, Long Before Creation 

Though the world may change its fashion, you will still remain the same; your compassion and your cov'nant through all ages will remain.

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Enduring Friendship

Excerpt: When our friendship storyline is out of step with the larger cultural narrative, whether in China or in the West, how do we as the body of Christ continue to build bridges of understanding?

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The Students Who Taught the Teacher

It’s my prayer that one day all Chinese children with challenges like Hannah’s will pray to my God as well as have the educational opportunities they need.

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What China Offers

China has five main service groups currently helping children up to age 20 who have learning disabilities: government organizations, families, private schools and education companies, foreign workers, and local churches.

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Prepared in Advance

God is not limited, and we can trust that he is still working, in advance, in the hearts of those we meet on our campuses.

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Bu Tai Qingchu

It may seem like a lot of things about China are not very clear these days. But . .

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Special Education through a Teacher’s Eyes

As an English-language teacher of adults, I was quite unaware of the needs or developments in the field of special education in China.

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When I Say Fruitful, You Think What?

I wondered, “Did God call you to the field to set others free in Christ while you stay trapped in an unintended form of ministry bondage?” What if collectively we moved our metrics down a peg and allowed walking with the Spirit to be the true measure of fruitfulness? 

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An Interview with Song Cheng, Asia Editor of Christianity Today

ChinaSource is thrilled to partner with Christianity Today (CT) to help inform global Christians about the church in China and tell the stories of God’s faithfulness to his people. Learn more in this “3 Questions” video interview with CT’s Asia editor.

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A Hydraulics Engineer Finds True Success

In the world’s eyes, I seemed successful. I had graduated from a famous university and stayed to teach there. . . . I wasn’t “left-over” in the marriage market and got married at the age of 26. If this was what a successful life looked like, then I’d rather give it all up, in exchange for the treasure I got after the age of 30—my Lord Jesus Christ.

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Christians and the Hungry Ghost Festival

For Chinese Christians in Asia, being filled with the Holy Spirit is an assurance of God’s presence and a safeguard against any attacks by evil spirits during the Hungry Ghost Festival—and beyond.

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Exploring Member Care for Workers from China

A Preview of the 2022 Autumn Issue of CSQ

It is our prayer that the articles in this issue will raise the profile of this vital service to God’s servants, prompting deeper discussion and sparking new practical efforts to prepare and to come alongside those being sent.

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Breakthrough: James O. Fraser

With everything going on in the world, Christians in China are facing increasingly complicated circumstances, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for outsiders to connect with the Chinese church. But Fraser’s life reminds us that engaging in prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do. . . . wherever we might live in the world.

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Yes, You Can Impact the People of China

Earlier this summer we posted an article, “Can My Church and I Really Impact the People of China?” The answer to that question, both from the article itself and from my experience, is a resounding yes.

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Preparing for Cross-Cultural Ministry?

Six Recommendations from a Family Counselor

Chinese missionaries need to be prepared for the challenges and stressors of the mission field. A family counselor who is involved in member care has six recommendations for how to prepare beforehand and how to meet challenges once in the field.

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