In November, Gene had the opportunity to participate in several important meetings. As member of the Barnabus Group, he participated as a ‘shark’ as contestants presented their non-profit organization concepts and plans. The event was held at the Costa Mesa Country Club and the winner is a ministry to foster care children in Orange Country. Each child is connected with a Christian man or woman, introduced to a local church and mentored and discipled. 80% of all foster care children will end up in prison after the age of 18.
One of the five finalists making their presentation. Each was given eleven minutes followed by questions.
The event was sponsored by the Barnabus Group and held at the Costa Mesa Country Club.
Barnabus Sharks listening intently to one of the finalist presentations.
Barnabas “sharks” sifting through copious notes from the first round of interviews.
An early round interview. This couple eventually won second place. They train churches and individuals for effective personal outreach to Muslims.
Not all of the 33 ministry applicants were able to make the first round in person. We did accept a few interviews via Zoom video conferencing.
Gene enjoyed hosting Dwight Nordstrom, CEO of ZDL Holdings, and Robert Mitchell, author of The Castaway Kid, this past month!
Carol and Liping entertaining special guests.
Gene and Fred Messick attended the 2018 NBA All Star Game this past month!
Its almost game time!
Liping and a friend of Word 4 Asia outside our Anaheim Hills office.
At the Barnabas Group meeting.
The entire W4A team gathered to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Our team members, Leo and Summer joined Gene and Carol for dinner at the Woods’ residence.
Liping, Summer and Leo in good company.
The W4A team gathered outside our offices.
Summer rode President Nixon’s ‘copter all the way from China for her visit!
Liping enjoys a moment with President Nixon and his wife, Pat, courtesy of our new W4A time-machine!
Leo and Summer visited Saddleback Church and met Rick Warren.
The W4A management team overlooking the view outside our offices.
Leo makes some big decisions in Nixon’s Whitehouse!
Opening of the History of the Bible Museum.
A gathering at the museum.
Some of those who attended.
Waiting to go inside.
Gene with Dwight Nordstrom and a guest at the China Source briefing.
Dwight Nordstrom, CEO of ZDL, spoke at the China Source briefing.
Attending the Future of Asia Conference in L.A.
US Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Fascinating panel speakers at the Future of Asia Conference.
New technology and a peek into the future.
A 2 a.m. departure.
Gene at one of the eight mountain passes.
Gene wins a debate with Mark Twain
Sunset on Lake Tahoe
Discussing our W4A Israel trip.
We enjoy partnering.
Discussing a video backpack.
Gene and Carol enjoyed a fabulous breakfast with the Barnabas group!
For more about Gene’s 2017 tour of California’s back roads follow the link.
Liping and Word4Asia friend, Marian Varghese.
Carol with Marian Varghese
Meeting with the Barnabas Group.
Enjoying a meal with General Manager Liu.
Enjoying a meal with General Manager Liu.
Gifts of friendship.
Gene and Carol Wood with General Manager Liu and his family.
Chinese business gathering in Arcadia.
Consulting in W4A boardroom.
Gene prepares to speak.
Using interpreters in Arcadia.
Attending a national conference.
Meeting with new friends.
At CLA, Dallas.
At the CLA conference in Dallas.
Quick-Draw Gene Styling a New Stetson.
Enjoying the time with our guests.
Room with a view.
Visiting clients across the USA.
Dinner at the Wood’s home.
Enjoying the view.
Great way to end a meeting.
Taking a nature break.
Exchanging phone numbers.
CCC and SARA.
Friends visit California.
Elder Fu introduces his delegation.
Old friends connecting.
Clients visit W4A offices.
Gene, confused like normal.
Laughter with Elder Fu.
CCC and SARA delegation.
Elder Fu answering questions.
SWOT analysis, Barnabas group.
W4A sponsors symposium.
Green and Sunny Orange County.
Crystal clear skies and snow capped peaks.
The sun is finally peeking out.
The rain has revived our local hills.
Lunch with a good friend
We were hungry!
A warming candle to sit by.
A tree decked out with presents.
Garland slung across the reception desk.
And gifts for our Christmas Child.
Even Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.
Reminders that the Season is here!
Taking time off to spend Christmas with the family.
Gene with long time friend and new W4A team member, Timothy Chan
Gene and W4A webmaster, Joe Hines. Hawaiian night at Clippers basketball!
Friends And clients visit office
Meetings with friends in Pasadena.
A warm visit with Danny Yu; looking forward, remembering back.
From our visit with client friends in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale
Hector talks about his new role with Orphan Helpers in El Salvador!
Enjoying one of many conferences together.
Gathering to talk about upcoming trips.
Keynote address for Kairos annual banquet.
Morning view from Estes Park.
Old friend, Danny Yu, who leads CLE
Worship at the Burmese Baptist Church.
Our friend, Pastor Timothy Chan and new client, Chip Ingram.
Morning conference calls.
Former ambassador to South Korea.
Carol & Gene at the Barnabas Group gathering.
Best of Anaheim, 2016.
Liping with Ma Meng who will be studying at Claremont Graduate School.
Gene makes friends with Andy Xie at the Future of Asia conference.
Meetings with Andrew Accardy, the CFO of “Living On the Edge”
Friends visiting the office.
Meeting new prospective clients
Entertaining guests at the Woods’ house.
AT&T building; Nashville, TN
The big tree catches the wind.
Hosting Mr. Liu at the Wood’s House
Taking our guest to visit colleges.
Welcoming Arend Neuteboom from 3M.
Arend from 3M and Liping from W4A in our new office.
Discussing the details.
Scenic tour around Toronto, Canada.
Testing out the new patio furniture we built.
Enjoying the view from the new office.
A little old with a touch of new to make everything come together in the finishing touches.
Word4Asia would like to warmly welcome our guests to our new office!
Liping testing out the new office!
Talking with friends. Christian Leadership Alliance, Dallas, TX.
Our visit to beautiful Prestonwood Church in Dallas, TX
Taking in the beautiful pond of Prestonwood Church.
Dr. Gene briefing with good friends in South Carolina.
All smiles after the briefing in South Carolina.
Making good use of our new Word 4 Asia shirts.
Talking with friends at the Christian Leadership Alliance in Dallas, TX.
Enjoying lunch with our friends in Florida.
With friends in Florida.
Dr. Wood with KAIROS leader, Rev. Hung and Executive Director, Dr. Meilin Messick
Liping and our good friend, Ms. Yang, from Jiangsu’s religious affairs bureau.
Fellowship with Marco Herrera at the Woods House.
Amity Foundation’s 30th Anniversary
Director Gu (Jiangsu SARA), Dr. Gene Wood, And Madame Guo Wei (National SARA) A Fun Moment At Amity Foundation 30th Anniversary
Word4Asia Grant Supports Amity Foundation 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition