Category: National Churches

Beyond Babel: Learning Mandarin Part V

In May of 2015, my dream finally came true. After years of countless hours of listening to podcasts, conversing with shopkeepers, and leading small group Bible studies; one of the pastors finally asked me to preach at a college and career Bible fellowship, which was one of the ministries...

Beyond Babel: Learning Mandarin Part IV

I froze. Why would he ask me first, of all people? I mean, my Chinese was getting conversational, but I was nowhere near confident enough to be put on the spot like this in the middle of a Bible study. I fidgeted in my chair as my mouth began...

To China and Back (And Back to China Again)

Some of you know that I have already spent five years living in China. Below is the story of how the Lord got me there and how (and why) He brought me back to the U.S. to eventually send me back again. Since I took my first short-term trip...