Finn and Sandy's
Here Come the Mongols
In the late 1940's, my father was a translator who helped in the process of editing the translation of the Bible into Mongolian for the people of Inner Mongolia. This is the story of how we got to bring the original Bible that he worked on to the Mongolian Bible Society's 730th Anniversary Conference.
Duration: 5 minutes 53 seconds
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Diversion of the Yellow River
In today's Crazy God Story, I tell of how our organization, Evergreen and myself played a vital role in a multi-billion dollar project to divert one of the largest rivers in our province. You never know how God might use you to minister in unusual situations and what kind of impact that might have. Today, this river diversion project provides fresh drinking water to several cities, including our hometown of Taiyuan which is made up of over 5 million people.
Duration: 10 minutes 2 seconds
Today I'm sharing the story of a prayer that we came up with, born out of the poor conditions in our home province of Shanxi in China.
Duration: 6 minutes 38 seconds
Today we're talking about family. Sometimes people who aren't biologically related to you have a big impact on your life. Family is a blessing from God.
Duration: 13 minutes 36 seconds
During a time when Sandy and I were worn out and in desperate need of encouragement, God brought us some good friends who lived closer than we could've imagined (and unknown to us, they already had strong connections with my family!).
This story is also available in Indonesian and Chinese.
Duration: 8 minutes 15 seconds
An unlikely connection between a teacher and one of her former students opens the door for the Gospel to go out to over a hundred English students at the University of Gansu Province in China.
This is Part 2 of a two part series about Laura Jo.
Duration: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Laura Jo was a good friend of ours who had a profound impact on the Chinese church as well as people from all over the world. Today I'd like to share some of her incredible story with you.
Please note: This video was recorded in mid 2019. After returning to China that summer, we discovered that Laura Jo had indeed passed on to be with her Father in Heaven.
This is Part 1 of a two part series about Laura Jo.
Duration: 6 minutes and 49 seconds
Adventures on the Way to Hequ
To get to the small village of Hequ (pronounced like you're sneezing) in China where my grandparents worked, you had to take several trips by train until you got to the final leg of the journey which involved traveling by foot for 11 days through treacherous canyons. During one of these trips, my dad made a mistake which caused him to learn a difficult lesson and on another, the caravan encountered a group of bandits. In both cases, God miraculously protected my family and His divine hand was evident.
Duration: 6 minutes and 19 seconds
What would you do if you knew that your community was about to be raided in a time where lawlessness was rampant and the government wasn't able to step in? Today I'd like to share a story about how God miraculously protected my family during such a time in China.
Duration: 6 minutes and 6 seconds
It took three and a half years for Sandy and I to get our Indonesian visas. When we got to Singapore, our mission leader was dumbfounded that we were the chosen candidates. He said that out of all the people who applied, we were the least qualified. While I was a little offended, Sandy found it encouraging and today I'd like to share why in a quick story I have for you all. This is yet another example of how God's ways aren't always our ways!
It's not required, but we suggest that you watch the story called "How God Miraculously Grew Our Family" first before watching this one to get a little background.
Duration: 3 minutes 37 seconds
My wife and I have lived most of our lives outside the US. Both our youths were in Taiwan. Then we worked in Taiwan for two years, Indonesia for 9 years and China for 25 years. Also I've visited Europe about 15 times where many of my 1st cousins live.
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