Glory // 榮耀 The Chinese word for ‘glory’ is 榮耀. My Chinese name is 盧耀國. My dad’s name is 盧榮林. Separately, they are the generational (middle) characters of my dad’s and my siblings’ name—榮 and 耀, respectively. What legacy will my dad and I leave to my children and future generations? My dad was a… Read more What’s in a name?
Sometimes providences [of God], like Hebrew letters, must be read backwards. – John Flavel (1627–1691)
Ghost month. A period of time when the gates of hell are opened, allowing ghosts and spirits to enter our world. It is a time for them to feast on the food and drink offerings made for them. At the height of the month, the ghost festival (the 15th day of the seventh lunar month),… Read more Ghost Month
I’m an Australian-born Cambodian-Chinese (aka ABC). I have thick, black hair; dark brown eyes; and a fairly tanned skin tone. No, this isn’t a dating advert, but it’s a pretty standard description for most South-East Asians. It’s almost a month since my family and I moved to Taiwan to serve here with OMF International. One… Read more Culture shock: why don’t you understand?
We’re new field missionaries. We’ve served for the past couple of years as support missionaries on the “homeside”, but now we are serving on the “field” in Taiwan for the next 18 months or so. As new cross-cultural workers, we are in the midst of transitions. We’re dealing with culture shock, faced with the limited… Read more The blessing of support ministries!
Well, it’s Day 4 of our new journey in Taiwan. We arrived safely last Wednesday and we were warmly welcomed by a fellow co-worker. To date, there are daily communications in the form of personal visits, phone calls, and messages from one or more of our new co-workers here in Taipei. All of them are… Read more Culture shock: the early days