by (by a missionary)
Since I wrote my last article for New Horizons a year ago, a big change has occurred in my ministry: I have moved from one city (OC) to another city (AC) in China. For the next six months, I will be exploring exciting new opportunities for the Reformed faith there.
I will be working with Christians here who number over seven hundred souls, and who meet in eight different locations. They meet in their own rented facilities and have upwards of 150 people in attendance. In the past, our Mission has concentrated its efforts on working with churches in the region near our base in OC for a number of reasons. First, these churches in OC have typically been more evangelical and Reformed than other groups there. Second, there is a historical connection between the OPC and the local church: the mother of the pastor when our work began was baptized years ago by one of our former missionaries. owever, broadening freedoms have expanded opportunities for the gospel in China and opened a door for our Mission to pursue relationships with people and churches that we could not have imagined possible ten years ago. While the relationships we have built over the years in OC and the surrounding area remain precious to the Mission and to me personally, and will continue to play an important role in the overall strategy, it seems that the Lord is calling our Mission and me to explore and expand in new directions. And that has brought me to AC. Read more
by (author’s name withheld upon request)
“And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive. But better than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.” —Ecclesiastes 4:2–3
[Editor’s note: The recipients of this letter desire to share it with you. It was written to them by a friend after their son Asher died shortly after birth. Their daughter Meredith previously died one month after birth. Both had a heart defect.] Read more
Dear Rose, Read more