Category Archives: coronavirus

For My Methodist Supporters: For your church newsletters, bulletin boards or other means of announcing

平安 (Ping Ahn),  Peace from here in Illinois! As many know, I am still in America after having come for my Chinese New Year holidays on February 9.  I have not been able to return yet due to  the current situation … Continue reading

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Virus rumors abound, and not just in China

As with any panic situation, it’s just human nature that hearsay abounds. Concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the rumors listed below have been rampant throughout China. Masks will protect you 100%  This is not exactly true according to our CDC … Continue reading

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From America, the daily English prayer still continues

  Below is an excerpt from my 2019 Winter newsletter.   My Chinese Church Choir:  United in Prayer                     In the last newsletter, I mentioned joining the church’s 35-strong Everlasting Love adult … Continue reading

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March 2: Luzhou Vocational and Technical College Begins Online Teaching

It’s March 3, and my college in China was scheduled to begin their online teaching program yesterday. During the past week, I have been in touch with Danli, one of my Chinese colleagues who was to share duties among others … Continue reading

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An Interview with my EIU alma mater

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The Coronavirus: Rays of Hope!

The Before:  Concern, Worry, Preparation for Online Teaching 10 days ago, I was sent this text message on WeChat:  “Hi, Connie! I received all the lesson plans you sent me but, unfortunately, I don’t have your book.   Can you … Continue reading

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My friend, Australian Geoff, gives Weekly Luzhou Updates

The story of Australian Geoff and his Chinese wife (a Luzhou native), English teacher “Snow” Xue, is a long one. Let me give you as brief a history as I can muster.  I might have missed a few important facts … Continue reading

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Newsletter Recipients, Take Notice! Itineration changes — March 1 – April 13

This posting regards my most recent newsletter, which was sent out today. For those who are not aware of my snail-mail updates, I send out 2 newsletters a year:  Winter and Spring.  This newsletter is formatted, run off, stuffed and … Continue reading

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In China: Can’t go out due to the virus? No Worries! Online everything is available

Chinese have always been adept at online anything using their phones.  Banking, Net ordering of goods, transferring money, bookings (bus, train, plane, theater), payment of services or things needed (house repairs, remodeling apartments, furniture, cars, etc), posting and sharing videos, … Continue reading

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爱德基金会向武汉运送了紧急救援物资 (The Amity Foundation sends emergency supplies to Wuhan)

Today’s virus updates pertain to my sponsoring organization in China, The Amity Foundation.  I am an Amity Foundation English Language teacher, and have been for 24 years with my US sending agency being the United Methodist General Board of Global … Continue reading

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