Psalm 117 gives a very succinct definition of what these articles of China Challenge talk about, the task of serving the Lord in China - or for that matter anywhere:
For a long time there was a constant nudging for me to join the ministry of AM-CCSM in a full time capacity. That is where my heart lies.
"This being my first mission trip I had no idea what to expect. I found the whole experience both physically and emotionally challenging, but oh so worth it! The way the team worked together was wonderful. I will never forget the children we met and am privileged to have been able to bring a smile and laughter into their lives." - ‘B'
2010 was indeed an exceptional year! During a year of worldwide recession we printed 1,725,000 books, more than any other year. It is so exciting to know that all these books have been delivered to our brothers and sisters in China and will help them grow in the Lord.
"Having the privilege of joining the short-term intercession team has been a real blessing to me. God had placed a burden in my heart to pray for the Tibetans, and having the opportunity to walk in the Tibetan areas and to see the life, spirituality and culture of the Tibetans really made that burden more tangible. One thing I know for sure that I've learnt so clearly from this trip is to pray without ceasing." - ‘J'
I came to live in China in 2006. Having been on two mercy teams, I felt strongly that this was where God was calling me. So I didn't give it a whole lot of thought; I just decided, "If this is where You want me, Father, then this is where I have to be."
Coming on the Antioch School of Missions (ASM) has truly been a real eye-opening experience, something I won't forget and have plenty to say about! Though I've only just finished part one of the course, I've been taught much but more importantly learnt much.