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.
"Magnificent obsession." I read that expression recently, describing Paul's use of the phrase "in Christ".
We are gradually getting used again to the routine of teaching, preparing lessons and the other activities of the new term.
Life in England was busy. Between working as an Occupational Therapist, seeing friends and being involved in a number of ministries in the church, I never seemed to have a spare minute. Life was full and with all of the different roles I was participating in, each day ended with a good sense of achievement.
It is twenty years since I first started serving the Church in China.
There's a story about a man who fell into a pit and couldn't get out.
AM-CCSM have been taking teams into China for almost twenty years. We are now offering churches the opportunity to take a group from their own church on a mission trip to China led by an experienced team leader.