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Expelled from China

Missions | Missionaries say the Communist country is kicking them out, one by one
by June Cheng
Posted 1/31/19, 01:09 am

Last fall, missionary John Miller sat in the back row of an unregistered church in Sichuan province, worshipping as he had every Sunday morning for the past year and a half. Then eight police officers walked in. As the only foreigner in the room, Miller tried to sneak out of the building, but police noticed him and ran down the aisle to stop him. They asked for his passport and took down his information before allowing him to return to worship.

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The whistling missionary

Faith & Inspiration | Missionaries have their own sense of time—and that’s a good thing
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/28/19, 01:16 pm

Here’s something I’ve learned as a journalist over the course of my many interactions with missionaries: Don’t entrust your schedule to the hands of missionaries, unless you’re prepared to spend the whole day with them visiting all sorts of people and places.

You see, their ideas of time management and efficiency may differ from yours. For them, spending a three-hour lunch with someone, traveling long distances to visit a family in the middle of nowhere—all those long periods of seemingly doing “nothing” aren’t nothing, but mission work.

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Sophia Lee

Missionary reminders

Evangelism | My missionary friend inspires me to live evangelistically
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/14/19, 05:05 pm

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for you: If you don’t already have a missionary for a friend, find one. I have the incredible blessing of being born into a missionary family, but I can never have enough missionary friends who remind me of God’s mission for us on earth: to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

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