Unemployed American Millennials are finding jobs overseas. Some have moved to China and are adapting well to the culture.
From the break of the dawn until late at night, with the excitement and noises, Beijing, the capital of China, never sleeps. At each street corner, the sound of modernity and busyness is getting louder.
In the midst of all the noise, people find a quiet place, a unique photo gallery with touching stories.
Christian photographer Peng Rong says people in these pictures are special.
"These were soldiers for Jesus Christ. They spent their whole lives spreading the truth in China. They live for the Lord, and are willing to die for the Gospel."
These Christians are from various Chinese cities. Lu Jiang is one of them. It is one of the smallest cities in eastern China, with a population of 30,000 people.
Few people have a reason to visit the tiny city, but Peng Rong wanted to come to take photos of dedicated Christian evangelists.
"Some of them never had the opportunity to preach in church. They had Bibles with them everywhere they went. When I met them, they told me they had the most useful tool: the Bible," he said. "They don't need any building. God always provided places to share the good news."
Peng's entire gallery is full of images from a recent trip. As a Christian, Peng was inspired by the stories he heard. He said the highlight of the journey was the hope these Chinese missionaries shared about the future.
"A few of them are close to 100 years old," he noted. "They constantly pray for this nation, trusting that China will soon become the largest Christian nation. Prayers can move mountains."
"As I viewed each image, I was so moved by the stories I read," Peng told CBN News. "I compared my faith with these older Christian believers; I know I still have a long way to go in my faith journey. I hope someday I could meet some of them in person. "
These stories have motivated some American Millennials to move to China to learn the Chinese language and its culture. Many feel that the Lord is preparing them to serve the people of China.
Kenneth King was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. At the age of 23, instead of seeking employment in U.S, he decided to make a change.
"Chinese language has been always interesting to me," he explained. "China has rich history to it. The culture is so different than American culture. It's so attractive to me."
King is a Christian, called by God to move to China. His parents were excited about his move. They knew God could use their son in a big way.
While going to school in Beijing, he also fell in love with the local culture. He makes trips around China, talking to the locals. He believes more American Millennials will be motivated to travel overseas for bigger opportunities.
"More Millennials want to get a bigger head start, plus, have the options to travel," King said. "It gives us the chances to enjoy the excitement to work and live in a new country."
Chinese Christians have helped King find part-time work and improve his Chinese language skills. His favorite weekend activity is to write Chinese character. He says in the long run, he would love to speak Chinese fluently, and join a local Chinese church.
King hopes government leaders open their eyes to Jesus Christ this year -- and he is encouraging more young American Christians to follow his lead to change Chinese lives ….. and their own.