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Celebrating Craftsmanship

Posted by Alistair Chiu on

The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is world’s largest fish market, moving 700,000 tons of seafood annually, with over 60000 employees; auctioneers, wholesalers, accountants. Together they serve both sellers and buyers; fishermen, restaurateurs and the top sushi chefs of Japan. While watching...

Share Your Story: Aaron and Tabitha Lee

Posted by Island ECC on

Tabitha and Aaron grew up in different parts of the world but were called as a couple to reach populations in China that fewer mission organisations focus on. They used their gifts as educators to help the children and teenagers in the area while sharing the heart of the gospel. Aaron joins in...

Getting FIT

Posted by Pam Birkett on

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before...

Is That How I Really Look?

Posted by No Name on

She was an old woman, skin brown and weather-beaten to a texture of a raisin, hunched over but still strong from working the earth for a living. Her home was a hut with packed-mud walls in the highlands of Vietnam, and she did not own a mirror. One day in the Spring she met a group of men from...

Navigating the Waters

Posted by Tim LaTour on

Imagine taking everything in your home – every piece of furniture, every picture, all clothing, all electronics…everything – and throwing it in the rubbish. That’s what many of my friends and family members are doing in my hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No...

Objective Distance

Posted by Albert Ng on

There is a special kind of place that does magic to my heart like no other place. Whenever I am there, time freezes, my heart quiets down, my mind stops wandering, and my misty perspective seems to clear up. This magical place is not Disneyland. It is not church either. It is Hong Kong...

Share Your Story: Alex Siu

Posted by Island ECC on

Alex first got involved with Hope of the City through a care group and he has been working with the elderly in Shek Kip Mei since. In serving, he has encountered many moments that have touched his heart, especially where Alex and his fellow volunteers are able to make a difference in someone...

I Love the Rain

Posted by Rick Bates on

“I love the rain. It washes memories from the sidewalks of life!” This is perhaps my favorite movie quote. It is from an old Woody Allen movie when he is trying to impress a date as they speed together down a New York street in the light rain. Neither his date nor I really got the...

Going for Gold

Posted by Brett Hilliard on

Every four years, a neglected love awakens in me.Every four years I realise afresh a diminished affection.Every four years, I remember that I love the Olympics. I’m not sure if you are paying attention or not, but I certainly am. To all sports—even the most obscure. I never (repeat...

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