a. How did you become a Christian?
I became a Christian when I was a college student in 2003. Although my parents converted during the revival in 1990s, I did not believe in God and the gospel. At my senior year in college, I started to think about the meaning of life. If my life is just about getting the right education, getting a work, getting a family, getting the retirement, and waiting for death, then it is meaningless. I was very depressed by then. However, God somehow pushed me to the church besides our university. At first, I was trying to learn about the Christians and their belief. Later, God changed my mind and I just want to be one of them. Through Bible reading and prayers, I became a Christian. However, the real meaning of Jesus saved me from my sins was revealed to me when I studied the Bible with others during graduate school in 2004-2005.
b. Describe the circumstances of your baptism (setting, officiant, church involvement, etc.).
My baptism was not the normal American way of baptism. I was baptized by an elder whose name is Ji Xiaoyun(woman) who was in charge of the church. It was the Easter Sunday Apr 18th 2004 during a revival meeting in the church beside my university. It was a sprinkling baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although I believe the baptism itself is not ideal, but the Holy Spirit has been working in my heart. I can accept being immersed if the internship requires it. The baptism was in front of hundreds of people, including my non-believing classmates and friends.
c. How did you learn about the CHBC internship?
I learned about CHBC internship through two pastors. My pastor and mentor Zhang Qianjin (starting from 2005) has been a Southern Ba...
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...nd confess to God almost every time I fall, but I still cannot escape.
Glory to God. I was released from this habitual sin from April 2012. God miraculously released me from the sin when I confessed this to a pastor. I have been porn free for about 4 years. Occasionally (once a year), I may still tumble. I cannot promise I don’t sin in the future. However, I pray God’s Holy Spirit will guide me away from the den of lust.
m. Would you be willing to spend the rest of your life pastoring and/or church planting in the DC area? Please comment.
We are not seeking to pastor in the DC area, not even in the US. Gradually yet clearly, God has put the burden of returning to mainland China in our hearts.
n. Tell us something about yourself we would not learn from your résumé.
I like play badminton. I love hiking when I am available. I also enjoy watching movies with my wife.
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