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.
Remembering the Chinese Christian
Herald Crusades Benefit Concert
Honoring Billy and Ruth Graham
Just the other day, about a week after my dad’s passing, a Chinese friend reminded Christina and I of the special Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on June 4, 2004, where they chose to honor mom and dad for their mission outreach to the Chinese. This honor was initiated by an invitation letter written by the late Dr. Charlotte Tan Hsu.
East Gates News
As the vivid and magnificent colors of creation reveal themselves in all their glory before the dormancy of winter, it’s a constant reminder of how God desires that we finish the race bold and vibrant. Like Yeshua (Jesus) on the Cross, despite our physical state, we should manifest the joy that is set before us as we transition from our temporal state to the glorious one to come! Physically, there may be days when we grow weary in well-doing (Galatians 6:9). We may feel like retiring but spiritually, we must be re-FIREing!
Our Chinese brothers and sisters are doing just that. It’s been a difficult season for them as China’s present leader has changed the more relaxed policies of its two previous predecessors. His modus operandi is strengthening and spreading his socialistic ideologies and nationalism. As a result, in many regions, registered and unregistered churches have been given the edict they must sing China’s national anthem and raise China’s flag before each church service.
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...