Ching is from Taipei Taiwan and he was a visiting scholar at a major university in NYC until this past September. I was able to connect with him as a part of the EQUIP training program as I was tutoring English on his campus. Ching is a brilliant man intellectually, but his English needed some improvement.
Staying for tea after one of our sessions, I had the opportunity to share my testimony and my faith in Christ. I asked Ching if he had ever read the Bible and if he would be interested in studying it. He said he had only read from Revelations and excitedly agreed to study more, even inviting friends to study with us!
After several months of studying the Truths of the Scripture, Ching began to really take initiative in the group and started to pray out loud to God. He told me he believed in miracles and that he believed meeting me was no coincidence.
During the spring I had to go out of town for several weeks and I asked Ching to lead the Bible study while I was gone. At first he resisted, considering himself inadequate, but after some encouragement, he decided to lead the study. Praise the Lord!
Ching is back home in Taiwan now and sadly has not yet been able to gather others to study with him. He does believe that Jesus is real and he knows that he is capable to lead others to study God’s word. I keep in touch with Ching thanks to Skype and pray for him often. I hope that you will pray for him often too.