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My friend Ilik is one of the most incredible people I've ever met. He graduated from ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) in Indonesia and then got a Masters in Japan. After that, he acquired a PhD in Germany. Eventually, he even became one of the most highly respected leaders in his country and the president of ITB -- all this while being an ardent Christian in the area with the most Muslims on the planet. He taught us to love the Indonesian culture and also about what it means to be a true follower of Christ. Today I'd like to share a few stories of our time with Ilik and some of the incredible things he's accomplished over the course of his life.
Duration: 30 minutes 24 seconds
A story of how I first learned of Sammy Tippit in the 1960's on his walk across the US while holding a cross and how years later, I ran into him again and played a role in getting his book, The Prayer Factor, into China.
Duration: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Today I want to tell you the story of my good friend and mentor, Pastor Seino, who we met while working in Indonesia. At one point, someone in our ministry was taking advantage of people and profaning the name of Christ through what he was doing. This made me angry and I wanted to do something about it. Eventually, Pastor Seino took me aside and gave me some invaluable advice about how to handle the situation and that advice has always stuck with me.
This story is also available in Indonesian.
Duration: 8 minutes
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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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!).
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
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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