Sometimes people see my face or hear my accent and assume that I started sending teachers to China because I am Chinese. What they may not realize is that none of this was my dream. I was raised in Taiwan and my dream was to be a teacher. But God had a different career planned for me.
In 1970, my family immigrated to the U.S. Like most immigrants, I faced many challenges in this new land: learning English, finding a job, getting married and getting a degree. In 1978, I got a California teaching credential and an enjoyable teaching job.
In 1979, the U.S. established a formal diplomatic relationship with the People’s Republic of China, which opened the door for Americans to visit. This open door excited former missionaries who had been deported from China in the early 1950s. A group of them, led by the late David Adeney, formed the “Pray for China Fellowship” in Berkeley. David needed a Chinese secretary to read letters sent from China and for the second time I gave up my new teaching career because I was open to God’s calling.
Since 1986, our vision has remained the same: to touch the heart and soul of China by inspiring, educating and equipping its future leaders. We have continued to cooperate with the Chinese government, and registered with SAFEA (China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) in 1994. China has at least 100 high ranking universities. Universities today are requesting even more foreign professors to teach various subjects, e.g. business and science, literature in English. Sending teachers and professors to high-ranking universities is the most fundamental and critical aspect of ERRC’s vision. To fulfill our vision, we must find teachers willing to go, raise financial resources and dedicated prayer supporters. I invite you to be a part of our strategic and effective ministry.
China Focused: Since 1986, we have remained focused on China and her educational needs.
Open about our Christian Faith: ERRC has always declared that all our teachers are Christians.
Cooperative with China’s Government: ERRC registered with SAFEA in 1994.
Built on Relationships: We place teachers in schools where we have a foundation of trust and a network of relationships. When one teacher leaves the field, another steps in to continue the work. This is how we expand our educational services to other schools.
Not Just English Teachers: ERRC sends professors qualified to teach English, science, business or humanities.
Quality teachers: ERRC teachers show Christ’s love through their excellence in the classroom.
Team oriented: ERRC teachers are committed to team development and support.
Financially Transparent: ERRC has been accredited through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1997.