Day 3: The Great Wall!

by Megan Kroeker. Hi Everyone! Today the big event was “walking” the Great Wall of China. We woke up at about 6:30am, ate some delicious hotel breakfast (I got pork buns which is my new favorite thing), and loaded everyone onto the bus. We drove about 2 hours into a beautiful mountainous region. Despite my […]

Day 2: Beijing!

This is Kelsey. Today (June 1st in China) we took the subway and bus to make our way to various Beijing destinations. There is no such thing as personal space and the rule of the game is shove or be shoved! We visited the Temple of Heaven first. All buildings are focused on cosmology and […]

Day 1 in China!

from Ken: We made it! A mere 36 hours of travel from FPU to the Hanting Express Hotel near downtown Beijing! Flights were all smooth and we got to experience a small taste of Japanese food and culture in the Tokyo airport on the 4 hour layover on the way Beijing. No travel problems at […]

FPU China and Vietnam 2019!

China and Vietnam, here we come! We are fourteen FPU students and four faculty ready to embark on a six week, 25,000 mile adventure through some of the most scenic, historic, rugged, and absolutely incredible lands on God’s good earth. Open up the blog and then on this map link to see where we are […]

75 Years of Possible Happens Here

This year Fresno Pacific University will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding in the Central Valley of California. It was started as Pacific Bible Institute by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and has grown to become a Christian multicultural university with campuses in Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia and Merced as well as […]

On to Siena and Assisi

The Fresno Pacific Alumni and Friends tour to Italy is just six weeks away.  We are going to a couple of special places.  First, we will take a side trip to Siena, a World Heritage Site. You can find out more about it at what has become a standby for getting oriented to a region […]

Reaching the “Nones” by Addressing Big Issues Together

 “’Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US” read the headlines a few weeks ago in media as varied as CNN, The Christian Post and the National Catholic Reporter, announcing that there are more people in the United States who claim no religious affiliation (23 percent) than either evangelical Christians or Catholics (both […]

Learning the Ministry of Presence

One day in 2001 I got a phone call from my sister. “Our mom died this morning,” she said. It was shocking to me and I didn’t know what to do. I was taking a break from my college after two years. I ran to the hospital and I saw the body of my mom. […]