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We had a group of Chinese over for dinner the other night. Some are only visiting the US for a few weeks on business, and some live in the area. It was a very nice evening!

IMG_4143 After dinner and a time of music, my dad shared with everyone the three major world-changing events of history. Can anyone guess what they are? I know, you’re probably wondering how he narrowed it down to “three”. It’s not a major war, not electricity, not the automobile, or anything like that.
1) The first major world-changing event is when evil entered the world. Before this everything had been perfect because God created a perfect world.
2) The second major event is when God provided the solution for evil. This happened when Jesus died on the cross.
3) The third world-changing event is an individual one. It happens when individuals embrace the cross and are cleared of their own guilt. As people individually make this decision, it changes their world and then changes the world around them.

IMG_4158 One of our new friends had a good time trying the harp.




IMG_4130 Yu Chen and Stephen
After getting acquainted, Yu Chen mentioned that he had some available time if we needed any help with anything. Of course, we took him up on it :), and yesterday he helped my dad all day long as he was loading the trailer for our next trip. Thanks, Yu Chen!


  1. That sounds like a lot of fun! By the way did Stephen get the comment I left in reply to his comment? Just wondering! I copy and pasted it below:


    Wow! What a wonderful camera! Could I ask where you got it?

    My current camera is the Olympus Evolt E-560. I am looking to get into professional photography from home, but right now photography is just a hobby for me. (Except for an ocational picture shoot with friends.)

    In the future, I hope to invest in a Canon 50D. Would you recomend this camera for professional photography?



  2. Looks like you had so much fun! Wish I could’ve been there to try out my Mandarin on them… 🙂

  3. Hi Grace!

    I really enjoyed reading the three world changing events you dad pointed out! Looks like you all had fun!

    In Christ,

  4. Dear Mallys,

    Greetings from the Kos! This is Ben and Elliot Ko’s mother writing.

    What a small world! As we spotted Jun Yang in the picture, My husband and I started looking for the rest of the family, Hua Zhou(might not be the right spelling), the baby Jessie Yang, and then Yu Chen. We started ministering to this family way back in the early 90’s, and now here they are. We are very happy to see them again- well and together! Would you please send our regard if you have a chance to meet them again?

    Thank you and many blessings to you and your ministry.

    Jowen Ko

  5. Hey Grace! I was just wondering if one of the guys in the pic was someone I know. It’s the pic of your Dad handing a plate or something to a little boy and there’s a man standing behind him. Is that Jun?

  6. Hey, like how do you all meet these Chinese people anyway? It’d be fun to be at your house when they were there, because I could talk to them in Chinese.

    Have you learned any Mandarin? I’ll be sure to practice with you next time I see you. 🙂

    Hannah Ruth

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