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China Trip: Your Work, Their Work, and God’s Work

By Jonathan Nesvig – HCC ReEntry Coordinator In July, I traveled to fifteen cities in China to see forty-two returning professors and their families, ten HCC partners, and many others. As HCC’s ReEntry Coordinator, my job is to serve Chinese students and scholars so that they might thrive and impact others for the kingdom when …

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Finding Friendship and Building Trust: Lulu’s Story

When Lulu and her family were picked up by Phyllis and arrived her house, they were too tired and fell asleep on her couch. Phyllis had a meeting at the time, so she left the family home and went out alone. The family was surprised by Phyllis for she trusted a family she only met …

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A Home far away from Home – My Journey with HCC

By Mingyi He – HCC Intern, Volunteer, and Student Group Member Two years ago, I came to the U.S alone. What I felt on the day I arrived at the airport was not a stereotypical feeling of fear or loneliness. I felt a warm sense of homecoming because an elderly lady from HCC had come …

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A Chance Encounter Changes Everything

By Amy Barnard – Long-Time HCC Volunteer While at a Beijing conference for the U of M, a lady he’d never met handed Nick a business card for HCC. “If you need a ride to campus from the airport, you should contact them,” she said. Who is HCC? Nick really had no idea, but he …

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Worth It: Ling

By Daniel Morgenstern – HCC Intern The greatest strength of the Kingdom is believers like Ling (name changed for safety). A talented videographer and aspiring director, Ling creates pensive and thought-provoking films that examine identity. Ling was raised by his grandparents because his parents lived in other cities for work. The absence of his parents …

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The Importance of Dinners

By Hannah Varberg – HCC Communications Coordinator “The most important thing to remember is that we are passing on the faith. With that in your heart, you will find opportunity… even when serving food or driving a van.” These are the words of Ailin Lai. She and her husband, Pastor Yueta serve in the Taiwanese …

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A Wondering Heart at Bethel

 “I came to Minnesota with a wondering heart at an age when I felt purposeless.” After finishing undergraduate studies in Chongqing University, China, Helen worked at a place that she did not enjoy very much. By chance, she met Dr. Dunkin, the MBA program director of Bethel University who went to China for recruiting program …

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Shanghai Impact

By Hannah Varberg – HCC Communications Coordinator A touch in America can result in ripples of effect in China. God’s touch transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. Colleen and Daisy’s stories are optimal examples of this. Their stories are authored by God so clearly and so intricately that, honestly, they could be broken into multiple blog …

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Evangelizing in Marriage – Dee and Cate’s Stories Continued

By Hannah Veldkamp – HCC Communications Coordinator Dee and Cate (names concealed for safety) both encountered Christ in Minnesota, and every aspect of their lives was radically changed. HCC’s winter newsletter was packed with their stories of re-entry back to China. When discovering Christ, their professions changed, their outlook changed, their demeanor changed, and their …

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