Author: Da Yong

The Harvest Bells Are Ringing, What? You Can’t Hear Them?

Can you imagine not being able to go to the store and buy ???, Resurrection Day, decorations?  How about not being able to tune into messages on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ during Passion Week on your radio?  How about not being able to go to the local Christian book store and buying a gift for your kids or wife for ???, Resurrection Day?  For the people of a city we will call D.D.  ???, Resurrection Day, is not even a thought in their heads during this season of rememberance of Christ’s Resurrection.  83% of the popualtion of D.D. has never heard the name Jesus.  An overwhelming percentage of the population is unaware of the hope, grace, mery and love that Jesus freely gives to all who beleive on Him.    The population of this city is over a million people and only 1.1% of the population are Believers.  This weekend we will celebrate the Risen Christ, yet, I am haunted by the tens of thousands of empty eyes that I have gazed into on the streets of China.  The Bible is clear about our responsibilities when it comes to the Great Commission.  You either GO and if you don’t GO you should SEND and if you are not doing either your are in direct disobedience to God and His word.  To go is the act of proceeding forward.  The opposite of go (proceed) is stop or retreat.  To send some one means...

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Chinese Cultural Obstacles and Coming To Christ

One day I was on the bus going to teach English.  We made a left hand turn and suddenly there in the middle of the road was a dead body.  You could tell she was a DOT street sweeper by her uniform and large bamboo broom laying near by.  To my surprise, a fellow DOT worker was just a few feet away sweeping the street as if the lifeless body was not even there.  There seemed to be no concern for the now dead co-worker, no compassion in his eyes, no sadness for the loss of a co-worker, he...

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China is Full of Chinese People, Right?

Wrong!  When I first starting serving the Lord in China I too thought China was full of Chinese people.  This is true for a large part of the population, but, the Chinese government recognizes 55 ethnic minority groups and Paul Hathaway in Operation China documents over 450 ethnic minorities. When we see pictures of the average Chinese person we are most likely seeing a person from the Han people group.  The Han are for sure in the majority, 92% of the population of China is Han.  In fact they make up about 20% of the entire population of planet...

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The Year of the Rabbit, Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year (known as Spring Festival in China) begins with the new moon on the first day of the new year and ends with the full moon 15 days later.  That’s right, Chinese New Year is a 15 day holiday!  The Chinese calendar is based on lunar as well as solar movements.  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving.  The festival was traditionally highlighted by a religious ceremony honoring Heaven and Earth, household gods and family ancestors.  This holiday stresses the importance of family ties.  The Chinese New...

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China, Planning A Trip to the Middle Kingdom

There seems to be an attraction with China these days.  The news often reports on it’s economic boom, it’s sprawling cities and on occasion it’s environmental problems.  In high schools across the USA the Chinese language is now offered along side the traditional Spanish and French classes.  What is the hype all about?  Well, my response would be come and find out for yourself! As Believers we can not only go to China as tourists and experience an ancient culture and culinary delights, but, also as a fellow brother or sister in Christ and share the joy of ministering and being...

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