An ‘East meets West’ camp experience opens new doors for ministry.

By September 1, 2006

China (MNN)–China Partner Ministries’ Erik Burklin says a team from his home church went to China to teach at an English ‘camp’ in Sichuan province.

It’s the brainchild of a registered church pastor in Chengdu. “God put on his heart to do more than what he would be able to do through the registered church. So he went ahead and founded “Huamei” organization that allows for foreigners to come and conduct these short-term English camps at various high schools.”

The name itself is a description of the vision. ‘Hua’ is a Chinese reference to China. ‘Mei’ is the first letter of the Chinese word for ‘America’. Hence, a China-America partnership between the churches.

Burklin explains the spiritual instruction came outside the classroom…”The whole purpose being to give them more practical training and conversational English, and then, through that process let the students in China get to know about Jesus Christ, about God and so forth. The significance of all that is that it can be done legally.”

The end result? Likely more teams with church-to-church connections between the U-S and China. It’s just one more thing that clarifies the mission for China Partner. If you’d like more information, click here.

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