Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • CHRM February 2018 Update Using Data to Change Ministry Outcomes

    Using Research to Change Ministry Outcomes

    February 26, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    For the first few years in our HIV ministry, we decided how to run our ministry based on our emotions and feelings. Some ideas were good, some were not. Three years ago, we started doing more research and accumulating useful data. We are grateful that it has given us wisdom about what is has been … Read more

  • A van slided off the cliff but worker survived 3

    The Lord’s Protection

    February 25, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    Thank you for your prayers over my recent trip! I’m home safely. I went to visit a Miao friend in his village, and he had invited some other guests as well. He had borrowed a van, and asked me to help him drive to pick up the other guests. I drove on a difficult mountain … Read more

  • Fixing walls and windows for a lonely old man

    Moving towards Community Outreach

    February 24, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    The leader of an experienced ministry from the west came to share with our ministry about community development. Thirty core leaders from fourteen districts attended. One district was particularly interested in this new approach. Through the partnership network, they received an invitation to come see what this looks like in practice in another city of … Read more

  • CHWC January 2018 Update Gods Love Shines through a Piano Class

    God’s Love Shines through a Piano Class

    February 5, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    I hope to positively influence the children that come to my piano class. Most of them are not from Christian families. I encourage the children from church bring their little friends with them for activities. Children are changing here. M* and J* are sisters from a Christian family. Their father is a disabled preacher, and … Read more

  • CHTM January 2018 Update A Letter from a Sponsored Tibetan Student

    A Letter from a Sponsored Student

    February 4, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    “I am a Tibetan sponsored student, and it is a privilege to write to you. My family lives in a tent, because we are unable to afford a house. I have no place to study, and our dad abandoned us to live with another woman. Our mom is 44. I have several siblings, with the youngest … Read more

  • CHFC January 2018 Update The Lord will Provide

    The Lord will Provide

    February 3, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    In 2017, my family moved to a southwest province in China to expand the ministry there. There were several times that I received calls from our finance manager back in the home office. She would tell me that we didn’t have enough money to pay our salaries. As a leader, I felt bad about my … Read more

  • CHRM January 2018 Update The Importance of Ministry Volunteers

    The Importance of Ministry Volunteers

    February 2, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    C* will graduate from college next summer. She was an intern in our office this summer and was in charge of our college student ministry. In a recent training to freshmen, she made a speech: “When I first joined this volunteer team as a freshman, I was very shy. I couldn’t chat with strangers naturally … Read more

  • CHSS January 2018 Update Broken Bones not Broken Spirits

    Broken Bones, not Broken Spirits

    February 1, 2018 | East Asia Ministries

    It snowed a lot in our province this winter, and the roads are frozen over. As a result, many of the elder members of our church fell and suffered fractures on the way home from the service. Some broke their ribs, some arms. Sister S’s* mother is one of them. The doctor said that she … Read more