Do you have a friend who is returning to China, or are you yourself preparing to return? What does he or she think about what life will be like in China after studying in the U.S. for a few years? Does this make him/her nervous? Excited? A little bit of both? We want to help you assist them to return successfully!
One helpful resource is Overseas Campus Ministry’s Returnee Handbook (Chinese, Kindle version). It covers topics like preparing for the return through spiritual growth and equipping in truth, possible difficulties after the return, adjusting to the work environment, spiritual growth and service after the return, as well as others. The trial version (in both English and Chinese) can be downloaded here for a suggested donation of $3 per download to Overseas Campus Ministries.
Sendingpad.com is another helpful resource; it is a place to help connect Chinese Christians who have been studying in the U.S. with a fellowship or house church back in China. We desire that those Chinese Christians who have enjoyed Christian community here in the States would continue to grow in their walk with the Lord when they return home. Taking a just couple of minutes to go to the website and fill out the form 3-6 months before their scheduled return date will allow us time to find connections for them in China and possibly connect with you over the phone or by email to answer any questions you may have. Don’t worry! We won’t spam you or sell your contact information! The website is secure and your personal information is safe.
After the forms are submitted we will make contact with you and your friend with next steps, and will do our best to connect them with a Christian fellowship in China. Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out these forms!
Sending Pad Requirements
1. Student must be returning in 3-6 months. If the student has already returned to China you can submit a form, but we cannot guarantee he or she will be followed up.
2. Student must be a Christian.
3. We would like you, the mentor, and the student as well to fill out a form on sendingpad.com, separately.