About

你好!(Nǐ hǎo!)

Hello, my name is Mark and China Ramblings! is my blog. I am a Christian, Husband, Father, Missionary, and Blogger. My family and I are on an amazing journey to give God the maximum glory with our lives. Our passion is Jesus and our desire is that the world will know Him as Lord!

My family and I serve as church-planting Missionaries to the country of China (Project China). This blog is an outflow of our life and ministry. I hope that it will help, encourage, exhort and edify those who read it.

If you are interested in China, missions or staying up-to-date with our family and ministry then this blog is for you! Not everything fits neatly into one of those topics but I hope you will stick around long enough to see what the Lord is doing in China and how He can use you!

I usually post a couple of times a week.


Top Post

Below are some of the top post from this blog. You can get access to all of my other post by going through the categories or series. Also, you can use the search feature in the top right-hand corner to find something specific.

Personal and Cultural Stories:
A Cold Scary Early Morning
Things that are Different
Learning to Speak Chinese

Missions Articles and Practical Advice:
China & Bible Smuggling
Thoughts from What Happened Sunday
“We’re Missionaries, it’s an occupational hazard.”

Ministry and Family Updates:
Wesley Allen Wei
July 2012 Prayer Letter
Quoting a Two-Year Ol


Contact

If you would like to contact me you can send an email.


Blog History

When I started the blog, I didn’t know what I was doing so my scope was broad and “Ramblings!” seemed like a suitable title as I posted about whatever I wanted. My first few post were quotes by missionaries to China and what the blog was about. But my first real update was on August 22nd, 2008 entitled “Our First Month!

My goal at first was to post at least once a week. Then I tried to post several times a week. When we were raising funds, I even had a goal to write about every church that we visited (and I did). When we moved to China, I had a goal to post about five times a week, Monday-Friday. This is when I started to really write about things that I was experiencing and thinking through on the mission field.

As time passed, I narrowed my scope and focus down to several main categories that I liked to wrote about. But I needed to revamp and I needed a break. Thus, on May 21, 2012 I pressed the pause button.

I started to make changes to the blog to better fit my new focus. I went through all my old post deleting over 600 post that didn’t meet my new criteria. I changed the name to “China Ramblings!” and simplified its look and use. I also prepared new post and pages for the relaunch

On September 3rd, I relaunched the blog and started posting 2-3 times a week Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday.

Through my time blogging, I have been constantly reminded of the power and influence in writing and communicating through this means. In the future, I hope to continue to do so, Lord willing, and make a difference in the lives of those who read this blog.


Attribution

This blog uses WordPress (self-hosted). My theme is a customized version of Attitude Pro. Hosting and Technical Support through Synergy Technical Services. Practical blog ideas and help for disclaimers and permissions policy from Michaelhyatt.com. For more practical attributions or resources, read my post entitled “Some Practical Missionary Resources“.


Disclaimer

This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here are mine. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.


Permissions Policy

I own the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted in the name, China Ramblings!. The following “Permissions Policy” is present to help guide those who are wanting to distribute this content and to help guard my intellectual property.

I DO give permission for the following:

  • You can link to our site or any specific post on my site.
  • You can re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post and use this copyright notice: “© 2017, China Ramblings!. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.chinaramblings.com.”
  • You can print my posts in any non-commercial publication provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2017, China Ramblings!. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.chinaramblings.com.”

I DO NOT give permission for the following:

  • You can NOT repost blog posts over 200 words or in their entirety.
  • You can NOT use this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of our content.
  • You can NOT alter, transform, translate, or build upon this work.
  • You can NOT use any pictures without direct written consent.

The following does not apply to guest bloggers since they own the copyright of their own material. You must contact them about their permissions policy.

If you have some use for my content that is not covered by this policy, please email me here.