1 11, 2017

COMING HOME WITH GRATITUDE

2020-01-19T19:55:45-06:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

I had departed Wisconsin on a lingering summer day in early October, and returned to a blustery fall day just a handful of weeks later.  The usually long transition, from a summer to a fall mentality, happened this year in a matter of moments.  As I drew in a few breaths of crisp air and admired the changing color of the leaves on the trees, my posture turned to one of gratitude.

4 10, 2017

FULL SAIL

2020-01-19T20:22:43-06:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Ethiopia, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

My father taught all of us three basic principles of sailing. The first was: sailing is all about dependency. All the training, effort and experience will do little good if there is no wind. Likewise, spiritual growth is not guaranteed through following techniques or gimmicks, but through daily and conscious reliance and dependence upon the ‘wind’ of God’s Spirit.

14 04, 2014

EQUIP | EMPOWER | RELEASE

2020-01-24T07:59:59-06:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Partnership|Tags: , , , |

Last month I spent 2 weeks in Sichuan Province serving with China Partner. Founded in 1989, China Partner works alongside the “registered churches” of China to train and equip pastors and church leaders to fulfill the Great Commission. It was a privilege to serve with China Partner’s President, Erik Burklin, as well as his sister Linda Pervenecki and translator Teh-An ‘Daniel’ Hsu.

2 03, 2014

FROM THE FIELD | CHINA

2020-01-24T08:01:58-06:00March 2nd, 2014|Categories: China, China Partner, From the Field, Prayer Requests|Tags: , , , |

On Thursday, our teaching team boarded the train and took a 2.5-hour train ride from Dazhou to Chengdu. Chengdu is a city of 14 million people and serves as one of the larger cities in Sichuan Province. We arrived in the city, checked into a hotel, and that same afternoon met with the President of the Sichuan Christian Council,...

22 02, 2014

FROM THE FIELD | CHINA

2020-01-24T08:08:50-06:00February 22nd, 2014|Categories: China, China Partner, From the Field|Tags: , , |

Early yesterday, I flew from Shanghai to Chongqing (pronounced Shong-shing). Arguably China’s largest city, Chongqing is inhabited by more people than Shanghai, vying with Mexico City as the world’s most populated city (in excess of 30 million people). As we approached landing, I couldn’t help but notice the low cloud cover, only to realize it wasn’t cloud cover—it was smog.

20 02, 2014

PARTNERING IN CHINA

2020-01-24T08:12:16-06:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Brooklink Events, BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Partnership|Tags: , , , , |

Just a quick note to inform you that today I leave for China for 16 days. I have been invited by China Partner to visit pastors and leaders among the “registered” churches in three cities in Sichuan Province. This will be my first visit into the interior of the mainland.