Lisa (pseudonym) has spent close to twenty-five years in Asia, serving China and working in the area of member care. She moved with her family to be a light among the people God had put on their hearts. After more than ten years the dream suddenly came to a halt and they had to leave the country heartbroken.

But it wasn’t the end, even if it felt like it at the time.  By God’s grace and the willingness to trust God again, she matched her own experience and her passion and empathy for people with professional experience and training and has since been journeying with many as they prepare to move to China, as they live the roller coaster life in the country with all the ups and downs. She has used her own experience to bless others and share some practical best practices.

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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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A New Year for Those Living in China’s New Normal

As we end one year and begin a new one, it’s time to look back and reflect—and take a deep breath, bracing ourselves for what is to come in 2022. And as we look back and prepare for the future, we do so with open hearts and anticipation, and with awareness of the world around us.

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Lingering COVID

I’m Fine but Sometimes I Don’t Feel That Way

I keep hearing that phrase, “back to normal,” over and over again as I care for people in China and its neighbouring countries. “No more lockdown and COVID is almost over, so we’re fine now” . . . or we think we should be.

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It’s Easter. It’s Been a Long Time. Why Am I Still Hurting?

Because that’s how grief works. It is not just a once in a lifetime thing, it comes back at unexpected moments.

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Counseling in China—More “Same Same, but Different”

In the wake of COVID-19, what is available and accepted for dealing with mental health issues?

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Lockdown Is Over, but Life Is Still Not Normal

Anxiety and depression have increased around the world during the coronavirus in 2020 and China is no exception.

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So, Are You Ready? Again?

We’ve heard from those who had to leave China and have continued their journeys. Is there anything we can take with us for the journeys we are on?

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In a New Home in Asia

Hearing from those who are in new places and new ministries in Asia.

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Grief—What about the Kids?

What impact does it have on a child who suddenly needs to leave the country that has been home?

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Sometimes It’s the Little Things

The Importance of Grieving Well

These triggers—things that pop up suddenly and unexpectedly in the midst of life today but that take you back to then and there—are perfect examples of how grief triggers work.