Ed, the founder of Premier Education, asked me to interview Gina saying, “They (Gina and her husband) have made a profound impact on students in their home.” 

I was excited to get to know her and ask her about what she thinks makes a family a family. We chatted for 30 minutes and it took no longer to discover why Ed used the words, “profound impact,” to describe Gina.

Continue reading “What Makes A Family A Family”

The Cornonavirus has rocked the country of China in more ways than we can imagine. As of February 27, 2020 there have been 83,379 total cases of it reported by the Worldometer, and 2,858 of those cases resulted in death. You can track these and other similar statistics related to the coronavirus on the worldometer website.

Continue reading “The Coronavirus and How To Pray For Our Students “

The night before the 2020 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. A hotel room packed with 17 runners.

“Who have trained for more than 200km the last 3 months?” I asked.

Nobody raised their hands. The room was silent.

I was ready for this. Ever since our successful 3M Half Marathon experience in 2019, we knew we could do something bigger. Indeed, about 23 PREP students signed up for the Capitol 10K last April, only to be told that the race was cancelled due to a thunderstorm. To rise above our disappoint, we must torture ourselves with something grander. A bigger project.

How about the Austin Marathon?

Continue reading “PREP Runs the 2020 Austin Marathon: A Spiritual Journey”

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

-1 Corinthians 1:31

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$20,222

That’s how much we raised collectively, as a community, for the China coronavirus relief effort until Feb 2, 2020, a day after the PREP Fundraising Event.

It was supposed to be an exciting but simple Chinese New Year celebration, one that we have done every year since 2016.

Continue reading “Boast in the Lord | 2020 PREP Fundraising Event for China Coronavirus Relief”

To our friends and families in Austin area,

You are cardinally invited to join 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by Premier Education Partners!

The ceremony will feature ancient Chinese instrument-Guzheng, Student Talent Show and prize raffles.

No RSVP required. Anybody interested in Chinese people and culture is welcome to join this FREE and FUN evening.

Continue reading “Celebrate the Year of Rat with PREP on Feb 1st!”

 

Hosting an international student is rewarding in many ways, but we also know it can be hard. Not only are you hosting a student from another country, but you’re also inviting a teenager into your home. You’re brave, and we have a great deal of respect for you. 

Continue reading “Parenting Teens Is Not For The Faint Of Heart…Especially If This Is Your First Time!”

 

I had the honor of interviewing Wilson Wu for this month’s blog, highlighting one of our newest Premier family members.

What constitutes a “Win” while hosting? 

What motivated you to host a Chinese student in your home? It’s essential to determine that, because your motivation will drive every decision you make as you bring a temporary new family member into your home. 

Continue reading “Establishing Realistic Church Expectations as a Host Family”

Hey there, Hedy. Our Premier family wants to let you know that we’re grateful for you. The month of November is a great time to consider all that we’re thankful for, and you are one of them.

You came to us from China when you were turning 13 and in 7th grade.  When you arrived in the United States, you already knew Jesus as your personal savior, and you’ve known the value of having a grateful heart for all that Jesus has done for you in your life.