The work here in Orlando had only just begun. We still had thousands of Chinese addresses to explore in our own city, not including the rest of our territory outside of Orlando.
Now after all this excitement and a few months after our last assembly in Michigan, we heard we would be hosting a Pioneer School Class in English for the Chinese field here in Orlando! How amazing it was to share in helping out those two weeks while brothers from all over the USA came to enjoy their special school. We had brothers and sisters form Chinese groups / congregations in other parts of Florida, also Georgia, Texas, New Jersey, and many other states.
Even though it was not my pioneer class, I was able to learn so much from the experiences in talking to these friends in our circuit. It was very encouraging to meet many who are in the same struggle learning the language. There were also a few native Chinese speakers that were able to share such valuable experiences in what convinced them this was the truth. This definitely helped me to learn what points to bring up in the ministry, since this field is so unique! Many do not even know the contents of the Bible, and the idea of God is so abstract.
The way you approach the truth in service is completely opposite from what you would do in a Spanish field, where everyone loves and respects the Bible. And do not forget, we have to do it all in Mandarin now!
It really is like learning how to preach all over again.
So for me, these moments in the Chinese circuit continued to burst with many jewels to cherish. Many opportunities to grow as a person, and most importantly, as a preacher.
Here's some pics of the adventure from early 2013 till about September of that year.
|Before these historical words were painted over|
|Last assembly in Michigan|
|With the Shi family!|
|Eating dinner with one of the instructors|
Twin day :? P
|Servin the sweets|
|Pioneer School pic on a cake|
NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY
|At the MET Museum ready to take 'The Woman and the Seed' Tour|
|Our Assembly Hall in Jersey|
|From Orlando Cong. And Gainesville group|
|New releases (2013)|
This is where my parents got married
|A Tour Through Time|