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From Chengdu (Capital of Sichuan): NY Times Article; A Former Student’s Opinions

A Former Student Shares Frustrations In the previous entry, I shared a bit about Jason’s recent messages to me. His wise decision to leave the city before the lockdown took place has him enjoying relative freedom in the area about … Continue reading

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The school year in Sichuan first delayed due to a massive heatwave; Now delayed due to Covid

 All across China, students were gearing up  to return to classes yesterday, on September 1st, but due to the horrendous heatwave and continuous power cuts to take care of huge cities, this has been changed to September 6. This CNN … Continue reading

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Follow-up of Previous Post: Foreigners Receiving Visas from Private Preschools in China

My previous post spoke of my frustration concerning unqualified individuals getting into China to teach at private preschools. In my WeChat group with these young people from Canada, Britain and the US, they continue to share vital information. Despite my … Continue reading

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To my Chinese students, friends and colleagues: Swimming lessons, anyone?

Naturally, I had to do a swimming video for my students, friends and colleagues in my hometown’s outside pool. This is the place anyone could find me all summer, 6 – 8 a.m. for adult lap swim, even on Saturday … Continue reading

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Return to China: It’s Frustrating but always hopeful

It’s the end of August!! How did that happen? The past 2 months have been filled with Illinois travels to 8 speaking engagements and a 4-day visit to Detroit for a Volunteer in Mission Board Meeting (So fulfilling and wonderful!). … Continue reading

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Chinese Canine Immigrant:  Thank you for my blessing

The following was submitted to my local newspaper, on behalf of our China rescue, Bridget Dear Marshall Trinity UMC Members and Pastor Zoila,            Last week, my owners saw an announcement in the Marshall Advocate that Trinity … Continue reading

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My Apartment in China: Always safe, . . . .until now!

We’re going on 2 1/2 years now that I’ve been stuck in America. China’s strict “Zero Covid” stance is actually starting to lift, as of June! Large cities throughout China, and even those in my province of Sichuan, are now … Continue reading

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My College in China has a request for the upcoming graduation performance celebrations

I received a message 2 weeks ago regarding the end-of-year celebrations at my college in Luzhou. We always had a performance event in the auditorium for graduating seniors. Seniors and others would show off their talents as a final farewell. … Continue reading

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A Desperate Plea for Help to Save a Sister

Every morning, and throughout the day, I check my WeChat messages from China. There are messages from former students, comments from colleagues about my “Moment” posts (mini-blogs), friends, foreign teachers giving me in-country updates, my church choir’s announcements and the … Continue reading

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Shanghai Struggles: A BBC Interview with Two Delivery Riders

There was hope for Shanghai yesterday. It was the first time that the city had reached Zero-Covid status for residents outside of quarantine centers. But today, after another daily round of Covid testing, brought 58 positive cases to the forefront … Continue reading

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