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“A” serving Cambodia

I am originally from Hong Kong but worked at a Bible school in Phnom Penh before furthering my studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. My husband, Kakda Chan, was also a teacher at that Bible school. Cambodia has a strong need of trained pastors and church leaders. Higher educational levels of younger generations call for higher levels of theological training. We therefore decided to further our studies in the United States in hopes of joining our colleagues later in order to open a theology school that offers graduate-level programs.

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LeaderStudies Selection Committee Meets Today

This afternoon, our board and staff pray together as we prepare to select new LeaderStudies recipients (who will begin to receive scholarships in September 2020). We long for the Spirit’s guidance and invite you to pray with us as we face the difficult task of discerning which candidates will most bless the Global Church for

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Read an Article by Denys Kondyuk on the Seminary during Political Crises

We share a teaser article from the Fall 2020 issue of our sister publication, the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education. In this article, Denys Kondyuk, a current LeaderStudies recipient and Academic Dean at Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary (a VSI school), analyzes how the seminary can help the Church respond to social and political crises.

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2020 Staff & Board Meetings

This week, we convene at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena for our annual board meeting. Please give thanks with us for our faithful and generous board members and for Fuller’s hospitality. Please pray for continuing wisdom and good fellowship as we make long-term plans. Photo: Setting up thanks to Fuller Seminary Chapel.

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Patrick from Hong Kong

In last seven months, the pro-democracy anti-extradition protests have completely changed Hong Kong. The protests started as peaceful marches against the extradition bill. However, violence and clashes between protestors and police erupted when the nonviolent protests failed to effect change. To date, police have arrested over 6,000 people and have fired more than 16,000 rounds of tear gas in the city.

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Michelle Mingyue Kang in China

As the social environment gets more complicated, believers are facing a host of issues related to the family, such as extramarital affairs, homophobia, questions related to sex education and social services, etc. Due to a lack of academically trained professors, and a dearth of Christian writers and researchers, Chinese theological education cannot build itself up and remains ill-equipped to tackle these issues.

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Kinyip Louie in Hong Kong

Pray that the Church would learn how to love and pastor the younger generation, many of whom have become disillusioned with both society and the Church. Some of them, because of their participation in the protests, have been arrested or have broken relationships with their families.

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Rania Hendy from Egypt

The Christmas scene in Egypt might be completely different from the celebrative scenes in many other countries throughout the world. Nonetheless, it is not so different from the first Christmas scene in Bethlehem.

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Benrilo Kikon from Nagaland, India

As a woman from a patriarchal Naga society, I am keenly sensitive to Mary’s role in the Christmas story. What immediately fascinates me is that she was chosen to bear the Son of God – what an honor! In a world in which women are dishonored and marginalized, this is a great story of honoring women.

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Samuel Nwokoro from Nigeria

As I grew older, I searched for the deeper meanings of Christmas. But what I found meaningful about Christmas at one stage of my life would not always suffice for the next. It seems to me that, as we grow and experience life in many ways, Christmas grows with us. We do not leave it behind. It shows up every year. It meets us at different points in our lives and we ponder its meaning anew.

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“Raymond” from China

It is customary for Chinese churches to reach out to local communities at Christmastime. However, as the situation worsens for many churches, and as Christians are constantly discouraged and even threatened, I am really not sure how we could sit around the table again this year to sing Christmas carols and retell the story of the Nativity. We Christians are in tears, crying as the psalmist once cried out in overwhelming desperation: “How long, O Lord, will you look on…” (Ps. 35:17).

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