God’s Love Warms a Cold Winter
For the Children’s Institute, Christian young people from four different countries banded together to teach the children on the topic of “The Love of God.” Some of these teachers were ATI students; others were the TESOL teachers volunteering their winter vacation in order to teach the children; others were local high school and college students on winter break.
Passing it on: Many of the new teachers this year were CI attendees in past years. It was exciting to see a new generation of young people growing in faith and maturity.
A different kind of family vacation: A family from China came to the seminar in Taipei. They stayed with us at the same hotel, and their son attending the CI enjoyed the time spent with his teachers throughout the day.
Family participation: An ATI family from Canada came to assist with the seminar. The sons helped with technical support for the adult seminars, while the daughter served as a teacher for CI. A missionary family from the Hainan Island in China attended the seminar together in Taipei. A family of six from Pingtung (in southern Taiwan) had different family members attending different seminars, with the oldest son serving as a teacher.
Quality sharing: On the one hand, this year had the fewest attendees in 24 years for the adult seminars (Chinese New Year’s dates prevented many people from attending), yet the testimonies and other sharing by the attendees before the seminar each day were excellent.
Photos courtesy of Conway Liu, Jolynn Tan, and John Huang.