Loving People to Their Full Potential (Continued)

Did you miss part one? Read the beginning of the story of how Connie Mom became China’s English coach here.  Coaching Students to National Victory Jiangxi Normal University assigned Connie to teach English and writing classes. On her own, she also started a translation …[ read more ]

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Loving People to Their Full Potential

I was in my second year serving in the East, starving for a taste of home, when Connie Gibson moved to Nanchang. She brought me warm hugs, contagious laughter, and homemade chicken noodle soup. But Connie wasn’t like many fresh-out-of-college …[ read more ]

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How My Mom Gave Me Away

What’s our greatest hope for our sons and daughters? Is it to see them grow up to be happy, healthy, and wealthy, living close to us in a house with a white picket fence? Or can we imagine a higher …[ read more ]

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“You’ll Be in My Heart”

In June 1999, I moved to China, and Tarzan hit the theaters.  Shortly after my parents said goodbye to their only daughter, they went to see Disney’s animated movie about a boy raised by gorillas. When Tarzan’s adopted mom told him …[ read more ]

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