Taking a Leap: The Inauguration of HCC

By Daniel Morgenstern - HCC Intern On November 1990, four people took a leap of faith. These motivated individuals decided that despite a lack of venue, funding, or consistent volunteers, they would begin a movement to serve the Chinese students arriving in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. They sent out invitations to every friend or acquaintance... Continue Reading →

Where in the World is HCC Going?

By Tim Grunditz - HCC Executive Director In 1992, the Hospitality Center for Chinese was officially formed and recognized as a 501-c3. Our origins were primarily thanks to a few families who had an enormous passion for China. Several families had lived in China, done missions to China, or adopted from China and wanted to... Continue Reading →

How to Connect with a Chinese Mom

By Jennifer Gerth - HCC Board Member I’ve been a mom for six years, and I consider myself a relatively friendly and non-intimidating person, so one would think I could easily connect with a mom from China.  Even more to my advantage, my own mom was born in Taiwan. However, connection is not always easy.... Continue Reading →

Experiencing a Day in the Life of HCC

By Hannah Veldkamp - HCC Communications Coordinator Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:00 AM Rosa is back! Our dear administrative and financial assistant has returned to work this week after a short maternity leave. She is looking great and now is the mother of the beautiful Claire! Staff is casually chatting in the halls, and leftover... Continue Reading →

Sharing the Gospel in a New Way

By Kristie Mandel - CXI intern As we encounter international students from cultures very different than our own, how can we be sensitive in how we communicate the Good News to them?  One approach is to acknowledge that priorities from shame-based cultures can differ significantly from those of guilt-based cultures. No culture is exclusively shame... Continue Reading →

From the Airport to Amen

By Josh Driver - HCC Program Coordinator  Volunteering at HCC in 2010 by making airport runs made a lot of sense to me. I was once a study abroad student in Beijing, China, who went through a similar experience of waiting at the airport for someone to take me to a university. Living only five... Continue Reading →

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