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Jan 2018

Mother’s Soup

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I struggled through the crowds and got off the Hong Kong MTR at Prince Edward Station as instructed. Finding exit C2, I came out to the street and walked the prescribed 50 meters down Prince Edward Street to number 100. There it was! My destination: Mother’s Soup. The automatic door opened and I saw the restaurant was full. No tables available, but my host, Ron Yu, waved me over to the table he had snagged for us. Ron had insisted that I meet him here for lunch. He wanted me to see for myself this special place.

As I sat down, Ron ordered lunch for us. The Mother’s Soup, for which the restaurant was named, turned out to be a good soup without any MSG. Additionally there was a full Chinese menu with great Chinese food. Ron began to tell me what was so special about this place that he wanted me to see it for myself. You see, Monday through Saturday it is a busy restaurant, but on Sunday the restaurant space turns into a church – a church for poor people called “Christ Transcending Poverty Church.”

With a break in the lunch rush, Carmen, the

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03

Jan 2018

Calling all Cowboys…and Cowgirls

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I grew up in Montana, which is why I love going to Kazakhstan. It reminds me of home. My dad was one of the last of the “real” cowboys – rode the range, herded cattle, fixed the fences. Perhaps you are from the country too. Are you wondering how God might use your practical skills at this time of your life?

When I was in Kazakhstan last fall I found several B4B opportunities for cowboys and cowgirls. People who have real knowledge of animal

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03

Jan 2018

Chocolate Wars

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By: Rob McArthur

Deborah Cadbury, of the Cadbury chocolate family recently wrote Chocolate Wars, her book about the Quakers’ chocolate businesses and their impact on their communities and nation. We so enjoyed the book we want to share some of the principles with you.

George Cadbury (1839- 1922) was a man of God whose religion was his life and whose life was his religion. For the Quaker capitalists of the nineteenth century, wealth creation was for the benefit of all stakeholders: workers, local communities and society at large. For these men and woman business decisions were guided by the goal of spiritual wealth. Business ownership included a deep sense of social responsibility.

George Cadbury’s ideas were radical. His factory was not just a

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