Finn and Sandy's
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
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
In 1990, a the Chinese government erected a monument to my grandfather who died there in a bombing during World War II and invited my aunt and uncle and all their family to come see it. My wife and I were working in Indonesia at the time and for political reasons, she needed to get a new passport from the US if we were going to go. Despite the fact that nothing happened in our timing, God worked a miracle and did the impossible.
Duration: 12 minutes and 36 seconds
More on this story below.
While we were in China preparing to return to the United States some years ago, I asked a pastor friend what I should preach about after returning home. His answer surprised me greatly.
Duration: 5 minutes and 10 seconds
This week, I'd like to tell you the amazing story of how God opened a door to the people in the province of Gansu, China.
Duration: 8 minutes and 1 second
This week I'd like to share with you the story of how I broke my neck in a major car accident I was involved in while driving in China.
Duration: 15 minutes and 3 seconds
For this week's post, I'm extremely excited to share with you the story of how God took what seemed like a hopeless situation and, despite all odds, blessed us with two children: Davin and Denise. I hope it encourages you that God's plans are not our own, but in reality they are far, far better than anything we could ever imagine. In the face of impossibility, He will make a way if it is truly His will.
Duration: 22 minutes and 11 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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