October 6, 2011

You may remember Josh’s beautiful Chinese, but if you want to hear some more Chinese, just Youtube search “xiao min Canaan hymns”. Xiao Min (小敏) is Chinese Christian and committed her life to Christ in her teens after hearing and believing the gospel while being healed of a long-standing illness. Since then, she has composed over 1400 Chinese hymns since 1990, despite not finishing any schooling beyond middle school or formally learning music. Her hymns are especially moving to the Chinese because they center on the universality of Christ and the gospel while capturing what it means to be Chinese. Xiao Min, while composing whenever the Spirit moves her, also is committed to spreading the gospel in Chinese villages with others in her ministry. Below is one of her better known songs sung often in Chinese churches in the U.S. Its title is 最知心的朋友, or “My Most Understanding Friend”.

September 29, 2011

Text-a-toastie is run by Southampton University’s Christian Union (SUCU) in…drum roll please… Southampton, UK! It is a way for SUCU to reach out to the student community and evangelize by providing and delivering free toasties (British version of our Panini) to anyone who asks and is willing to listen to an answer to a question about Christianity. And because we like videos, below is one they made capturing the text-a-toastie process:

Text A Toastie from Pete Willmot on Vimeo.

To learn more about SUCU in addition to text-a-toastie, please visit their website at http://www.sucu.org.uk/nakedch/home.php

September 22, 2011

The Joshua Project is an organization whose mission is to spread the gospel to ethnic people groups who have not yet heard the gospel and derives its mission from the Great Commission, which can be found in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

According to their website, 6,890 out of 16,701 people groups across the world still need to hear the gospel. You can learn about different people groups and who is being reached on their website at http://www.joshuaproject.net/