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  • 7 principles for sharing Gospel with East Asians

    by Jonathan Martyn, posted Friday, January 13, 2017 (one year ago)

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    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Somewhere in East Asia, a man steps onto a crowded bus after a busy day at work. As usual, there is nowhere to sit and his wearied legs find no rest on the long commute home.

    People in East Asia have more freedom, more income and more material possessions than past generations. But this abundance does not always lead to a higher quality of life. Long commutes, high costs of living, endless hours at work, overcrowded cities, and polluted environments have left many people like the man on the bus -- without peace, hope or fulfillment. Read More

  • 'Tidal wave' of Chinese believers encouraged to persevere

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Chinese believers could be the next missions sending force, following the Western and Korean Christians who've gone before them. They pray, give and go, sacrificing everything to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the nations.

    But sacrifices come with costs. Chinese cross-cultural Christian workers say they struggle with discouragement and loneliness. Those in Southeast Asia welcomed encouragement and counsel from Southern Baptist workers Phil and Ruth Wardell,* who have provided training for believers. Read More

  • Teamwork yields East Asians putting trust in Christ

    by Caroline Anderson , posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Before returning to the U.S., two American mission volunteers arranged to meet one last time with more than 20 new believers they led to the Lord during their two-week visit in East Asia.

    "We wanted to give you a gift before we return to the U.S.," Timothy,* one of the volunteers tells some of the new believers who gathered to meet him and his teammate Joshua* for lunch. Read More