Ask a… Camper!

Every spring and fall, youth travel on buses and trains from all over China for a weekend of fun-filled church camp. With Beautifully Broken: Spring 2019 coming up in May, I thought it would be great to hear from a couple of regulars at camp so we can find out what exactly happens on these weekends and why we should get involved. Joining us today are Lukas (18) and Jeannie

Ask… Grandparents!

Grandparenting from overseas means missing out on big moments in the lives of our loved ones, yet also finding new joys in answering God’s call. Jerry and Liliane are joining us today to share about grandparenting from afar. So Jerry and Liliane, how many grandchildren do you have? And where in the world do they live? We have three grandchildren, aged 4, 8, and 9, and another on the way.

Bonus: Short-term Trips

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Visitors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEven a short trip to China is met with the same struggles and surprises that we encounter as we settle in for the long haul. Three visitors to Beijing share about their reactions to the city and its culture and leave listeners with a refreshed love for China.

Ask a… Long-term Beijinger!

If you have lived in Beijing long enough you know it’s a place where people regularly come and go. Sometimes it seems that welcoming and saying good-bye is all we do. However, we don’t often hear from people who are truly called to stay in Beijing for the long haul. Joining us today is Jonathon, a loyal Beijinger and a regular in the Middle Kingdom podcasts. So Jonathon, what brought

Ask a… Training Centre Teacher!

Ask a room full of expats in Beijing who among them is a teacher and a good 90% of the room will raise their hands. Whether it is in an international school, Chinese school, training centre, or other, teaching is a very popular choice for those who want to try living abroad. However, the experiences vary based on what kind of school they are employed at. Today we are going

Ask an… Entrepreneur!

No matter the line of work, Christians are called to be the light of the world in all they do. For those in entrepreneurship, walking in faith comes with its own opportunities as well as hardships. Joining us today are Mike and Michelle who successfully live out their faith through running the business that they started here in Beijing. Let’s start with the basics. Tell us about yourselves and why

Ask a… Pastor’s wife

We have heard from Ben on his experience as a pastor, and then Zach shared about being a pastor’s kid. It’s about time we hear about the life of a pastor’s wife, so joining us today is Helen!  First, how did you meet your husband? And how long have you been married? We met at a friend’s house. He was having a prayer meeting with his friends and I came in

Ask an…Alpha leader!

Pedro shared about being an athlete in our last post in the Ask a… series. If you missed that article you can read it here. Joining us today is Rose who will be sharing a bit about Alpha course and her experience leading it. So Rose, for those readers who have never heard of it, what is Alpha? And who is it for? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions

Ask an…athlete!

Last week we heard from Wesley and Chloe on homeschooling in Beijing. If you missed that post, you can read it here. This week Pedro will be sharing on being an athlete in China. So Pedro, when did you first aspire to be an athlete? Tell us about your career up until this point. It started when I was 17 years old when I left my home to pursue my

Ask a… homeschooler!

Last week, Kelu shared about her experiences repatriating to China after living in the U.S. If you missed that post, you can read it here. This week we have not one, but two awesome teenagers sharing with us about their experiences homeschooling in Beijing. Joining us today are Wesley and Chloe! So guys, just how long have you been homeschooling? Chloe: I started last year in the middle of my