Uncle Reggie Stories URS: What’s the Red Cross?
Reggie 叔叔的故事:何谓红十字?(Sonic 翻译)

  I’ve asked many people about what they know about the Red Cross, and the usual response is “it’s that ambulance that comes to save people.” There’s a lot more to that story, I have found. 何谓红十字我问过不少的人,最普遍的回答是:红十字就是救护车赶来救人的。在我看来,应该有更多的含义。 When I started my medical mission in China 20 years ago, I noticed that all the medical clinics and hospitals had the Red…

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A Salty World

URS A Salty World 一个吃盐多多的世界 (Dixia 翻译) When I was a medical intern at the Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong University), it seemed to me like every night someone was wheeled in with some kind of “stroke.” Again, and again, patients came in with hemiplegia (half the body paralyzed), inability to speak, or a massive bleed in the brain. Their…

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Tawichai is Sick

Children are a Gift from God August, 2006 Barnabas traveled up and down the mountains of the Thai/Myanmar (Burma) border. He was intent on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and he felt he had to make the best use of his time. Barnabas was away in the mountains usually for 20 days of each month. During these times he…

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Ten Miles a Day through the Tall Wet Grass for Young Barnabas

Preparing the Beautiful Feet February 20, 2005 Shivering in his totally drenched clothes, ten year old Barnabas made his daily 5 mile hike to school. Every day, before the sun was up, he trekked through grass that was taller than he was. Barnabas lived with his two older sisters, one younger brother, and a niece in a small hut far…

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Salt and Light

Lisu Villagers Impress Thai Officials When Barnabas crossed over the mountains into Thailand to study at the Bible School, he had no legal ID card. In those days it was not possible to obtain an ID card without paying a huge bribe, and he didn’t even have a birth certificate. But as he was working in the border town village,…

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Growing up by the Fly Dump

Barnabas's Childhood April 17, 2005 For elementary school, Barnabas grew up by the border town. But kids were dying daily from malaria. The doctors and nurses were interested in making profits, and the village folk could not afford to pay for any medicines. So they died like flies. The family decided to move the kids away to a better place.…

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Ghost House to Children’s Hostel

Barnabas Chiang Dao Ministry March 27, 2005 Barnabas, Lisu missionary to Akhas, Lahus, Thais, and Burmese, knew how difficult it was to receive an education in the mountain tribal villages. That’s one major reason the tribal people have remained poor and often die at young ages of tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Very few Lisus, Akhas and Lahus had become educated…

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Faces Drug Dealers in Golden Triangle

Barnabas: I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel Jan 22 , 2006 Barnabas, a Lisu missionary, works in the mountains known as the “Golden Triangle”. In this Southeast Asian region of 3 major countries that touch each other, China, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, drug dealers have become a major criminal force. They control much of the local population, and they…

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Don’t Overfeed the Minister

Barnabas Has a Heart Attack July 16, 2006 One day Barnabas was in the mountains, sharing the gospel of Jesus, as usual. He was driving his trusted truck that had given faithful service for many years, hauling people and materials up the mountains to help the Lisus, Akhas and Lahus. He felt a pain in his chest. He felt very…

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Barnabas Responds to His Own Story

Follow-up - February 27, 2005 Mon, 31 Jan 2005 Dear Dr. Tsang, I have received your letter. I was so surprised that I could see my picture at an unexpected time. On that trip before I reached the village I baptized 7 people beside the road in (red) rain water. I was so hungry and had no strength left when…

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