Tag: Missionaries

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Marital Issues Facing Chinese Missionaries

Marital satisfaction greatly affects missionaries’ effectiveness and length of ministry. After looking at reasons missionary marriages succeed, Tsai provides suggestions for providing support for Chinese missionaries.

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Chinese Christian History 101

Darkest Before the Dawn: A Book Review

Anyone looking for a brief overview of Chinese Christian history should check out Richard Cook’s Darkest Before the Dawn. In addition to orienting readers to the major events of Christian missions in China, there is an extensive bibliography for further reading.

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“Kiwis” in the Middle Kingdom

New Zealanders Serving God’s Mission in China from 1877 to 1953 and Beyond

Yuan provides an extensive overview of early mission work in China done by New Zealanders. She acquaints us with mission agencies and some of the missionaries as she describes how the work progressed.

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A Conversation with the Authors of Children of the Massacre

Robert and Linda Banks, authors of Children of the Massacre, discuss what led them to write the book and the fascinating discoveries they made along the way.

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Book Review: Children of the Massacre

The Extra-ordinary Story of the Stewart Family in Hong Kong and West China

It is indeed “extra-ordinary,” as the subtitle to the book states, that, rather than having an antipathy towards China and Chinese people, all six felt called to return and serve in China in various capacities over the years.

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Following the Footprints of Early Missionaries to Yunnan (2)

Nine Christians from several cities in China traveled to Nujiang, Yunnan Province to find the places where early foreign Christians proclaimed the gospel among the Lisu. They met people who knew those early workers and found that their faith, and the faith of those still serving, continues to speak to us today.

Chinese Church Voices

Following the Footprints of Early Missionaries to Yunnan (1)

Nine Christians from several cities in China traveled to Nujiang, Yunnan Province to find the places where early foreign Christians proclaimed the gospel among the Lisu. They met people who knew those early workers and found that their faith, and the faith of those still serving, continues to speak to us today.

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Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America

A Book Review

An in-depth look at Reformed missionaries working in China in the late 1800s, emphasizing both often-overlooked individuals and the ways that they worked through cross-cultural encounters with Chinese partners.

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Serving with Wisdom in the Changing Ideology

The governing leadership in China over the years has been consistent, indeed almost predictable. And, as such, as we look at the history of mission and church development in China, we can foresee what Christians in Hong Kong will face in the new normal.

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The Life and Ministry of Eric Martin Ekvall

Though he suffered the deaths of three of his children while serving in China, Eric Martin Ekvall (1866-1939) never wavered in 42 years as a pioneer missionary of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.