While there are many things we miss about China, we’ve also seen how God, in his sovereign wisdom, has used this time for our good and his glory.Keep Reading
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Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.
State Department lowers China travel advisory but warns of 'arbitrary detentions and exit bans' (September 14, 2020, USA Today) The U.S. Department of State lowered its advisory for China on Monday, from level 4 ("Do not travel") to level 3, urging Americans to reconsider any travel to that country.
China doubles down against foreign teachers spreading Christianity (September 6, 2020, South China Morning Post). New foreign hires will also have to complete 20 hours of political indoctrination covering China’s development, laws, professional ethics and education policies.
Life on the Slow Train: Views of a Vanishing China (August 21, 2020, Sixth Tone)First built in the 1950s, the iconic green trains are a relic of another age, differing in almost every way from the sleek high-speed rail cars replacing them. Tickets are dirt-cheap. The carriages are crowded, chaotic, and stifling in the summer […]
I’ve asked God during these days if he really is completely sovereign and he has answered clearly that he is. I’ve asked him if my identity is truly secure in him and not the work and life I suddenly lost. It is. I’ve asked him if all of this could really be for my good. It is. And I’ve prayed that he would help me say blessed be the name of the Lord. He has.