Thursday, July 24, 2008

I am heading to China

Some of you may know that I have been considering being a part of an international team heading to China for the China Games in August for a long time now (the idea came to mind 3 years ago in fact). Finally the time has come!

My team and I are heading over to China as part of the core team where we will be working with, and leading, people from across the globe. The trip goes for three weeks and is aimed to leave a committed local Chinese team that is supported by the churches and is committed to the transformation of their community. The workers in China have connected with local people in 5 cities through Open Crowd festivals. From this time there would be about 200 local Chinese people that call themselves part of the team, including people from different churches as well as several high Communist officials that are all really excited about these festivals and the impact that they are having on local communities. All in all, there will be over 80 people going to China from Australia, and over 120 from all over the world.

As we look at the growth and development of China, as well as the heart of their leaders as they seek to “find what will make China be the best country in the world” (while admiring Christian values), we see that God is opening up a global impact opportunity through these China Games. I will also visit an orphanage and churches both in Beijing and Shanghai. I want to share this exciting news with you as my friends and supporters and would like to invite you into this part of my life’s journey.

Today God spoke to me through a verse, "Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try and figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track." Proverbs 3: 5-6 Message.

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