Seeing Beyond the Impossible
East Gates International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Church in China as well as other entities that best serve China’s future growth and development.
We fulfill this by working at all levels in China from engagement in government diplomatic activities to assistance with grassroots rural projects. In this decade, East-West relations will have a significant impact on the world and will impact China's geo-political, socio-economic and religious activities and their contribution to society. East Gates is humbled to be a small part of what is happening in the Church in China.
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As we’ve now entered the beautiful Spring season as creation is blossoming and blooming to new life, so should we because of what our One and only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has done for us and humanity. It has been more than a year since COVID-19 surfaced and although this invisible virus seems to have “masked” or silenced the majority, when it comes to God’s Life-giving message, the voices around His Throne Room have not only magnified but intensified.
From our experience, when true believers in China come to the awareness of being created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26) every day becomes a revival. They don’t wait for a crisis to occur to revive, arise, be renewed or resurrect. They take Psalm 118:24 seriously, “This is the day which the LORD has made; let us REJOICE (emphasis ours) and be glad in it.” The Hebrew word for “rejoice,” is “gil” ( ליִּג ) which means to literally spin around passionately as one does in a celebration. That is why despite the many seemingly external “winter” seasons in China, there has been tremendous growth because our genuine, believing Chinese brothers and sisters do not allow circumstances and situations to affect their faith in the One True God. As their mind is renewed daily in Christ, you see the fruits as shown in the photos below. The traditions of men are being replaced with a vision and mission for God’s just and righteous Kingdom.
Blessing Your Spirit
Ever feel like a wilted flower that needs the refreshment that comes from just a few drops of morning dew? God's Word says that King David craved the Lord's presence like a parched deer pants for water (Psalms 42:1).
East Gates has just produced a CD, Blessing Your Spirit. It's composed of 21 blessings (in Mandarin Chinese) taken from Sylvia Gunter and Arthur Burke's popular book, Blessing Your Spirit.
This project came about through the inspiration of Lotus Buds International. They work to encourage, support and educate families in China to adopt their own orphans. Having worked in the country for a number of years, they observed how nannies and caregivers in orphanages needed spiritual food to nourish their soul. After reading Blessing Your Spirit, they thought it would be a good idea for a CD to be produced with that very idea in mind. They approached East Gates on the project.
Some of the blessings cover topics such as: Knowing Your Purpose, Freedom from the Fear of Man, Sound of Heaven, Kingdom of Peace, Seeing God's Fingerprints and more...
Seven years ago, Mrs. Petty, an elderly Christian lady, approached me at a potluck holding a scrumptious piece of apple pie and asked, “Christina, if I ask God to bless this apple pie, will He?” I said, “Why not?” In a loud whisper, she said, “Because, I’m diabetic.” I thought to myself, “Hmm. I need to consult Yeshua (Jesus) on this one.”
I knew Mrs. Petty wanted me to say “yes” but instead, I gently responded, “Um. I don’t think God will bless it.” Before I could say another word, she stammered, “Well, why not!” I quietly replied, “If you eat that sugar-laced piece of apple pie and have an insulin reaction, I might have to call 911. In God’s dictionary, a blessing is anything that benefits your eternal welfare. Since you’re diabetic, I don’t think that piece of pie falls into that category.” Her response? “Well, I’m just going to share it with my husband then” and walked off. Today, she has Alzheimer’s Disease and many other ailments...