On this site you will find the writings of four friends who have served in a number of ministires together over the years. Bryan, Dien, and Helicon met in Southern California while serving at the Chinese Evangelical Free Church of Santa Barbara. Since then we have all moved away from Santa Barbara for college, seminary, or work.
Encouraged by how God had been so faithful during those years, we continued to keep in contact to encourage each other with what God was teaching us in our daily lives, prayer, and through studying His Word. This site was born to allow us to share those things with each other and anyone else who might come across this site. The original contributors to this site included the four of us, as well as Bryan’s younger siblings, Nathan and Kelly.
Between 2009 and 2011, the contributors to this site grew to include a number of high school and college students from the youth/college ministry of Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks (all of these posts are available in the archives under the category “The Early Years“). Tim was among those who served as a high school student leader at the time, and upon graduation moved to attend Biola University. Towards the end of 2011, many of the original contributors had started writing on their own blogs/sites. We began to pray about the future of this site and at the end of 2011 we began to prepare to relaunch the site.
On December 25, 2011 we relaunched the site and four of us committed to continue writing on a weekly basis. The contributors now include an undergraduate college student, two full-time seminary students, and a full-time employee at a biotech company. Colossians 1:6 says that the gospel is, “constantly bearing fruit and increasing” in us since the day we heard and understood the grace of God in truth. Regardless of our social context, we seek to understand and share how the gospel shapes every aspect of our lives.
Join us as we explore God’s word together and share ministry experiences from the local churches we serve in, the college and seminary campuses we attend, and the offices we work in.