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

Ask a… repatriate to China!

Last week, Irene shared about her experiences repatriating to Greece after living in China for six years. If you missed that post, you can read it here. I’m sure many can relate to the experience of repatriating… even a visit home can give us a taste of what moving back for good would look like. And we can all remember what it was like adjusting to Beijing when we first

Ask a… repatriate!

Last post we heard from Sandy as she shared on what it is like leading a young adults’ ministry. If you missed that post, you can read it here. This week, joining us is Irene, a member of our Beijing community whose sarcasm and cheek-pinching is dearly missed as she recently left Beijing. Today, she’ll be sharing about her experiences repatriating–that is, the process of moving back to one’s home

Ask a…. ministry leader!

Last post Rachael shared about celebrating Christmas in Beijing. If you missed that post, you can read it here. This week Sandy, one of the leaders of the Embassy, is joining us to share what it is like leading a ministry here in Beijing. So Sandy, tell us about Embassy! What kind of church is it? What does a typical service look like? That has always been a hard question

Ask a… Christmas Beijinger!

In our last post, Reuben and Ellen shared about their experience being new parents. If you missed that article, you can read it here. I’m really excited for today’s post, not only because Christmas is my favourite time of year, but because joining us today is one of my favourite people in Beijing! When I moved here three years ago in December, I was worried about my first Christmas away