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What is China Plus?
By Tim Grundtiz – Executive Director
For more than 26 years, Minnesotans have become experts in sharing hospitality, service, and love towards Chinese through the Hospitality Center for Chinese. With more than 10,000 students from 130 different countries across campuses in the Twin Cities, we feel compelled to do more. We believe we are called to be a conduit for more Minnesotans to share the love of Christ to more international students in our state. We know we have the outreach experience and expertise to do this well.
Unanimously as board and staff, we agree in expanding our vision to connect exponentially more volunteers and programming to these future leaders from around the world. As we move forward, we want to officially connect those with a passion for the nations to those specific nations represented here in Minnesota. This is China Plus.
Based on a 2-year trial, we believe that this expansion of our mission will allow us to increase our reach to Chinese students, broaden our volunteer and donor base, and mobilize more Chinese for echoing impact around the world.
The focus of HCC is still China.
Our primary goal is seeing Chinese impacted through the loving hospitality of screened Minnesotans. In addition, we want to see impacted lives in other nations. Our vision is seeing that impact reverberate across the world.
The overwhelming initial response from students, volunteers, and donors has been positive, but I know that you may have questions or concerns. As Executive Director, I want to personally extend an offer to meet with every one of you and listen to your thoughts, joys, and concerns. I also invite you to purchase a ticket for our April Friendraiser where you can hear more about China Plus and how we will move forward.
Thank you in advance for your care and love as the best volunteer and donor base in Minnesota! Let’s do this together!