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.
East Gates News
Greetings to you as the 2021 year has now begun and the Chinese New Year (February 12) is soon upon us! It’s a reminder that the COVID-19 virus which quickly became a pandemic has been around for more than a year and has totally transformed daily life on earth. As with all crises, COVID-19 seems to have awakened the Body of Christ out of its slumber, for it’s one thing to read about the pestilences of biblical proportion and another thing to actually experience them (II Chronicles 7:13, 20:9, Psalm 91:6).
Believers are now masked in their comings and goings but it hasn’t silenced them when it comes to worship and prayers. In fact, the severity of COVID-19 has caused an awareness of the Church’s present state and driven millions to repentance. Despite the call for social distancing, the heart plea from most Christians these days is the opposite when it comes to their relationship with God. They realize they’ve been “social distancing” with their Creator far too long, so now one hears, “O God! We cry out to You! We have not put You and the Kingdom first. May we destroy all the idols that have distracted us and consumed our time and space! Have mercy on us O LORD!”
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...