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The Transformasphere Movement was birthed with a passion to see the major spheres within society and culture transformed by the Gospel message. We believe that God calls His people to shine the radiance of Christ into the world, in all its areas, bringing restoration and value to communities in both word and deed.

In the Midst of Unrest in Kenya, God's Faithful Provision

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations… Ephesians 3:20-21

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Amazing Grace in Prison

After reading the “Heavenly Man” this past summer, I received an email that caught my attention: “Job Alert: Full/Part time nurse practitioners for Department of Corrections….”

Epiphany into Community

As an only child of an immigrant, lower-middle class, family from China, I was always told that education comes first. And only if I could succeed in grade school would I be admitted into a prestigious university, and then be offered a good job. Since elementary school back in China, it was engrained in me that I needed to receive highest scores on exams and report cards in order to succeed. Once, I had received a 98 on one of my math final exams.

Project-ing—A Fine Balance

Snow was falling fluffy, but fast, lit orange by the streetlights outside the hospital room window. It was late and though I was tired, I was glad for the dim lighting of the room. L’s somber face barely hid her broken heart and spirit, her helplessness and hopelessness permeating the room. We had brought her baby guitar and my sister strummed as I sang sad songs from a Peter, Paul and Mary record we’d listened to as children.

Confessions from a Novice

I cannot help but chuckle each time I think about the high-sounding essays I wrote as a prospective teacher. Come on now. What did I really know about being a teacher?

Politics of Aid


As I write this, another powerful natural disaster in the form of an earthquake has caused massive destruction in central China. It is a situation that requires much prayer for the victims as well as a helping hand. However, I wish to focus this entry on another humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, where a little over a week ago, a cyclone ravaged the isolationist country, killing an estimated 33,000 people and leaving millions of others without basic necessities.

A Housewife, an Orphan, a Mission

On Saturday, March 29th, several members from the Medical Outreach, IMPACT and FOCUS ministries had the opportunity to partner with M-HEAL (Health Engineered for All Lives, a University of Michigan-based service organization focused on improving the health of communities around the world). We had the opportunity to go to the World Medical Relief (WMR) headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (http://www.worldmedicalrelief.com)

Not One or the Other: Being a Christian Physician

I entered medical school with a strong sense of calling. Despite what I now recognize as good credentials, I had a tough time with applications and ended up applying twice, only to get in at the last possible moment after one of the latest-possible interviews. It was because of these pitfalls and my undeniable enjoyment of my medical school coursework that I felt my calling confirmed.

More Together Than As Individuals

As I have been traveling throughout Southeast Asia the past few days, I have been greatly encouraged to hear testimonies and stories from HMCC alumni who are trying to live out the Gospel message in their spheres of influence. One alum is leveraging the power of business to create an innovative approach to share the Gospel through high-end cafes. Another is thinking of ways to use art and design to uplift and encourage the poor.