Monday, October 24, 2011

How to become a Christian in an atheist nation (pt 2)

Here is another believer’s story.

Mike* is a computer engineer from Guangzhou in Guangdong province.  Guangzhou is the third largest city in China.

“I came to the Lord in 1988,” says Mike.  “[Before that] if somebody told me that so and so had become a Christian I thought that they were idiots.  So God didn’t really use anyone to share the Good News with me.  He used a dog.”

Monday, October 17, 2011

How to become a Christian in an atheist nation (pt 1)

Growing up to immigrant parents in Canada, my mom and dad would often tell my siblings and me “how lucky you are” not to be born in China.  They were part of the wave that went to North America in the early 1950s.  “China is poor,” they would say.  “There’s not enough food.  There are no nice houses with heating or hot water like here, no separate bedrooms for each one of you.  You go to the washroom outside, in a hole in the ground, and maybe you take a bath once a week.  If you go to school—if you even can—you have to walk for miles to get there.”  To us, it sounded like an awful place to live.