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Living Incarnationally—Inside the Wall

From the series Inside the Wall--Living Incarnationally


In September, we ran a series of blog posts by expats who have found themselves in exile—stranded outside the Wall, so to speak. We heard from a language student, a university teacher, and a businessman about how they ended up outside of China, how they managed their work which remained in China, and what God has been teaching them through this experience.

But not all expats were trapped outside of China when COVID-19 hit and border restrictions were put into place. There were quite a few who had not left the country over the Spring Festival holiday and found themselves experiencing lockdown life with their co-workers, friends, and neighbors.

We thought it would be good to hear from some representatives of this group about their experiences. To that end, I reached out to three who have spent the year “inside the Wall,” asking them for their depictions of lockdown life, the challenges and joys they experienced, and some of the lessons and insights gained. Over the next three weeks, we will hear from these individuals (in different cities, including Wuhan) in a new series titled “Inside the Wall—Living Incarnationally.”

We think you will enjoy these glimpses of incarnational living in a unique context.

Image credit: Painjet / CC BY-SA.
Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Vice President of Partnership and China Engagement and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University …View Full Bio


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