06
Dec 2014

Every year, our team hosts several different trips to China. We offer three different kinds of trips ranging in time and purpose. Come and serve with us in China and see what God is doing here fir… Come and Serve!...

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05
Dec 2014

Some of my sentences for Chinese class this morning. Not all of them are very useful, but i can ask you if you have a lot of red socks!...

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30
Nov 2014

House: CheckLanguage Tutors: CheckChurch Name: Check (Throne Church)Website: CheckBusiness Cards: CheckMeeting Place: CheckScooter: Check!Taiwanese Friends to Invite to church? In process We are spending the next 30 days doing nothing else besides language school and making friends.  We’ve gotten started this week, and we’ve already met a few people with good English!  Our methodology can be broken into three basic steps. (called the funnel) 1: Turn strangers into acquaintances. There are many......

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24
Nov 2014

Martin Family November Update To describe this past month as a whirlwind would be an understatement. At the end of October we were still looking for language tutors and still settling into our new homes. The Lord provided language tutors after a interesting search that included posting flyers on college campuses all around town.  On Nov. 4th we started studying Chinese for three hours a day, five days a week.  The rest of......

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22
Nov 2014

Good Morning! Our favorite breakfast place. Serving croissants, bagels, egg and bacon wraps, and tea and coffee. I wish I could take this place with me everywhere I go....

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01
Nov 2014

Sara and I are (hopefully) starting language school this week.  We are using a book called Language Acquisition Made Practical (LAMP) to guide our language study. The idea is that most methods of language learning lead to vocab and grammar rich, readers and writers of a language who are essentially unable to communicate verbally.  This matches my own experience in studying Chinese, and in meeting Chinese students who can read Harry Potter......

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