Blog Entries by Beth Forshee

Beth Forshee

Beth Forshee studied journalism and public relations at Baylor University in Waco, TX and has been serving in various aspects of ministry to China for over 13 years. Her love for China’s culture and people started on her first short-term trip in 2001. Later Beth and her family served in Xi’an for seven years before relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

While in China Beth studied language, worked alongside various local ministries in community development, orphan care, and English teaching in rural villages all while homeschooling her two children. During their last three years in China, Beth and her husband David were member care and regional leaders for their team.

Beth enjoys reading, traveling, art, discussion with friends over a good cup of coffee, and nature. Identifying as a pilgrim on a faith journey, Beth recently started a blog inviting other believers to share their stories and find community while on life’s journey You can visit her site at:

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Returning Home-side

The Path Unintended

Today I can whole-heartedly say that whatever seeds, words, or love I gave in China are not wasted.

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A Village with My Name

A Book Review

Without being a heavy historical text, this book provides something for everyone interested in China.

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In the HIV Medical System

Having finally gotten into the medical system and now on their way toward treatment, Beth and her family journeyed further into the shame, ignorance, and difficulties hiding those living with HIV in China.

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Living with HIV in China

Our journey toward treatment and care for our daughter took us under China’s HIV veil.

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Finding the One

As we looked at the waitlist and scrolled among the most minuscule of probabilities, we found our precious hidden gem.

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Deciding to Adopt a Child with Special Needs

In that providential moment God spoke to me and my husband; we knew we had our answer. He was calling us to adopt a child with HIV.

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Uncovering a Hidden Need in China

One Expat Family’s Adoption Story

Like many others who have heard about Chinese adoption, we thought the orphanages would be teeming with unwanted baby girls.

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5 Things I Loved about Christmas in China

The act of sharing with students the richness of Christmas and the significance of God coming down to be with us is humbling and beautiful.

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Having Gone to China, I’m Thankful I Learned . . .

Recognizing, and being thankful for, what can be learned while living in China.

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Things I Wish I Had Done

Life in China will be different than you expect. Here are possibilities to consider as you prepare for living in China.