This month was my first time to visit Sweden, and it was an incredible experience. I was invited by Pastor Paul Wang at McKinney Chinese Baptist Church in McKinney, TX. I was invited to serve as one of the teachers at the Nordic Chinese Discipleship Retreat.
I had no idea what I was walking into. I had no idea who the 74 people attending were, where they came from or what they expected from the retreat. The only two people I knew were Pastor Paul and his wife. Yet after just a few days, I felt like I was with family I had known my whole life. And, after my 2nd teaching session, I was blessed to hear how God was moving in the hearts of so many at the retreat.
Heidi is Chinese and 13 years old. She came to Christ recently while meeting with one of our Silk Road Catalyst workers. In her country, sharing the Gospel with anyone under the age of 18 is worse, in the eyes of the government, than sharing with someone 18 and older. Yet, their laws do not bind God and He is moving in Heidi’s country in amazing ways.
Our workers used the Discovery Bible Study (DBS) method to help Heidi and her mother discover the Word of God. After coming to Christ, Heidi went to school and shared with her classmates. This allowed her to identify Christian classmates she had no idea existed.