ArchiveMay 2013

My Missionary Manual: So I send you


I picked this from my wife’s bookshelve when I first got married.  This is perhaps one of the best books I read on preparing as a missionary for a long time.  I always learn a lot from Oswald Chambers’ writings.  I read his devotions, My Utmost for His Highest, on a daily basis.  This book is deep and solid.  Some of the thoughts and wisdom behind it is so...

What does it mean to help the poor?


This has been the question on my mind for a while now…. Tomorrow, my wife and I will share about poverty to teenagers at a school.  As I am preparing my slides, I re-read When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. The author used a classic illustration of how sometimes our good intentions might do more harm than help! And now we have come...

Six Months


A long overdue post. Sorry. Sometimes, the longer I don’t blog, the longer I don’t want to. It is probably because I feel like I missed so much already. But sometimes it is good to come back to an old habit that helps you jot down and reflect upon a portion of your life. Six months. I’ve been married for six months. I cannot imagine how things have changed so much in six months. As Wai Jia and I...

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