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Allan Smith
Works at Arrow Employment Services
Attended Western, WSU
Lives in Hong Kong
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Yesterday I was visited by a very nice Chinese Christian woman who is the founder and CEO of an organization that ministers to and encourages Christian business people. The purpose of her business was, it seemed, to apologize...
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"strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord."  Hebrews 12:14 When was the last time you "strove" for anything? strive strīv/ verb make great efforts to achieve or o...
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At the beginning of the year I started practicing Taichi, following a Yu Sifu. For the first few weeks my knees were very painful, especially my right knee. I thought "over time your knees with strengthen and the pain will go...
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"Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,  and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed." Have you ever been to a worship service whe...
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Good teachers understand the art of drawing their students in, and making them fall in love with the subject at hand. 
I was given the Daily Bread book My Soul Thirsts for God, a collection of meditations on Psalms. As I read Psalm 1 this morning it struck me that this Psalm, the doorway Psalm is designed to draw the reader into the whole boo...
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In Heb 12:2 Jesus is described as the "founder and perfecter of our faith". Sounds a bit like "beginning and the end", "alpha and omega", "start and finish", "first and the last". It reminds me of the description of God in Ps...
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When we cross some bridges in life there is no going back. What do you do?
"Is that your final answer?" the host of Who wants to be a millionaire asks. Once you say "Yes" there is no going back. Some decisions in life are like that as well. Once you decide to steal from your boss, cheat on your wife...
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Yesterday afternoon some of our JIFF ladies were in the office practicing EV2 (evangelism training) and afterwards I asked some of them to tell me about their dads. I heard stories of heroes, humble farmers, wayward dads, gra...
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Beginning in middle school, our teachers started to force us to stand in front of the class and make presentations. I was terrified. My legs and my voice shook violently. When I finally was allowed to sit down, I felt drained...
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Hebrews 12 thoughts on discipline
"Life is hard, then you die" Pessimist's creed I'm in the middle of a time of discipline; a time of difficulty, pruning, hostility, a year of grayness without much color. My life feels like one of those photos where everyt...
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Finding Joy
"who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross" What could have motivated Jesus to endure the shame and the pain of the cross? Was it that through this act he was reconciling everything in heaven and earth an...
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I'm from the West Coast of the US, Washington and Oregon. In the 1800s people took the Oregon Trail west to seek their fortunes. Pioneering is in our blood. My father found his bride in England during the war, settled in Nebr...
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Erica Irvine's profile photo
Sue Raube's profile photo
Kevin Rowe's profile photo
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We help people find a livelihood, and a life.
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  • Arrow Employment Services
    owner, 2006 - present
  • WorldVenture
    representative, 1985 - present
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Hong Kong
Previously
Kennewick, WA.
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Introduction
Grew up in Kennewick, WA. (love the desert). I've been in Hong Kong since 1988 (love the rain). Focused on starting churches and developing leaders among the Chinese until 2006. Since then we've been running a small business and see what God might do through this platform. Its a joy!
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My beautiful supportive wife, Ione, my two daughters, Jen and Colleen and my brilliant grandson Ethan
Education
  • Western, WSU
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