The Power of Helplessness

by Pastor Calvin

This month was tough, especially for Jeanette.  Since we returned to the U.S., we have been communicating to Jeanette’s mother that we are here for just one year on home assignment and then will be going back to Taiwan.   However, when Jeanette’s brother reminded her two weeks ago, she reacted as though she was hearing […]

“Imperfect Progress”

by Pastor Calvin

Without a doubt the number 1 question we get asked after returning from Taiwan is, “What do you do during home assignment?”  Apart from routines of life, the most obvious one is to find rest & rejuvenation from being on the mission field & away from home & loved ones, which affect your soul in […]

God at Work

by Pastor Calvin

Although Jeanette & I both grew up in Chicago, we have forgotten how cold it could get here.  This week Chicago is expecting a record low temperature, plunging down to -23° F (-30° C).  When we look outside, pretty much everything is blanketed by snow.  It is quite beautiful seeing the world covered in snow.  […]

“Midway…”

by Pastor Calvin

We are already 6 months into our home assignment, and if all goes well, we only have 6 months to go before we head back to Taiwan for our 2nd term.  Being back in the U.S. brings much joy to our hearts.  There are many reasons to be thankful to God for.  The familiarity, easy access […]

Life in a Nutshell

by Pastor Calvin

            For our family the month of November was a microcosm of life. One awesome aspect of being back home in the U.S. is that we get to meet & reconnect with friends old & new.  These are special relationships that stood by us when things were tough, made us […]

Prayer Concerns during Home Assignment

by Pastor Calvin

For more working class families & students to come to know Jesus Christ & commit their lives to Him. Continue to grow in our faith, effectiveness as missionaries & in our Mandarin. For our children to be happy & healthy in Christ despite many transitions. Our aging parents For physical health 100% financial support (We […]

Orchestration that Prompts Gratitude

by Pastor Calvin

                I will praise You, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1-2). I have to admit that after we returned to the […]

Trusting in His Goodness

by Pastor Calvin

          It’s funny how life has a way of taking us back to where we began.  Being back to the place where I spent many of my earlier years and younger adult life, I’m reminded of how I used to be.  Lately, I also find myself thinking about the lyrics of […]

Season of Grace

by Pastor Calvin

              Our children’s missionary school in southern Taiwan was surrounded by pineapple fields.  Due to its warm climate, pineapples are grown & harvested all year.  Still during summer months, they are especially sweet & inexpensive.  Pineapples are my favorite fruit in Taiwan not only because of its sweetness, but […]

“Who’s Driving?”

by Pastor Calvin

              What we desire is control… control over our life, our situation, our future & even over people.  One lesson we learned time and time again in Taiwan is that we have no control.  We only think we do.  But the beauty of this or shall I call it […]