In all our work, we seek these two things: To help Chinese come to a saving knowledge of the Triune God through faith in Christ, and to help them mature into faithful disciples. We know that this is a huge undertaking, and that only the combined efforts of many people will begin to make an impact. We just want to do our part, and that includes the production of Christian literature.
Dori and I are leaving Charlottesville after twenty-six years.
Let us consider what foreigners might be able to contribute to the edification – that is, growth in Christian maturity – of Chinese believers.
Are foreign Christians still needed in China (including Taiwan)?
After ten years of existence, everyone connected with Global China Center (GCC) has much for which to be thankful.
China Institute was begun twenty-five years ago this month as a ministry to Chinese connected to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a means to equip others for more effective service among Chinese. Since that time, we have experienced God’s faithfulness in a multitude of ways as we have watched this small ministry expand.
Please pray that God will continue to use our writings to minister to Chinese and to mobilize others to serve as witnesses of Christ among the Chinese.
At present, hundreds of thousands of students from China … seek higher education in the United States … These people represent China’s ‘best and brightest,’ who would not be in the West unless they were smart, well-connected, and ambitious ... For a variety of reasons, the presence of these students and scholars represents the most important arena for outreach to Chinese worldwide.
While in China, I had conversations with several dozen people. In almost every case, I found that they had something to tell me, something I needed to know before I could say anything of value to them.
As I wrote in Reaching Chinese Worldwide, brief trips to Greater China may be quite useful, if they are made with the right purposes and planning. Since we left Taiwan in 1988, I have traveled back there or to mainland China almost annually, and have always come home encouraged.