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
We have much to share once again in our newsletter. Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments you provided on the last one!
We live in momentous times. An exponential increase in knowledge has not given us greater wisdom in how to live. We seem to be experts in creating alternative worlds by which to escape but find no solace.
Just two years ago, Tencent, China’s most prestigious multi-billion dollar social media company came out with a mobile game called “King of Glory,” translated “Honor of Kings.” Today, it’s claimed there are 50 million users daily in China alone. It’s so addictive, children have been found to take their parents’ charge card and rack up thousands of dollars in internet usage fees. Even though Tencent now logs off youth under 12-years of age after one-hour of play each day, Beijing is now stepping in because as the state-run People’s Daily recently stated, the amazingly popular “King of Glory” is a “poison” that constantly spreads “negative energy.” China’s Xinhua news agency said “King of Glory” distorts Chinese history by giving its historical figures virtual powers.
East Gates Featured Article
Back in September 2014, Jack Ma, founder, and CEO of Alibaba Holding Company spoke on China’s internet Taobao regarding his thoughts on Christianity and America’s founding. He highlighted the strength of America as a young nation and her commanding power as a world leader today, attributing these qualities to her Christian heritage, and not her legal system, a position widely held by a majority of Chinese intellectuals.
Now the richest man in China, Mr. Ma states that America’s strength was built upon her Christian cultural heritage. From her belief system came her legal system and from her legal system came her political system. China is searching for such a belief system and it behooves the nation to study how America evolved from her Christian foundation…
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...