Afterwards, instead of giving me their usual lovingly exaggerated compliments, "Oh your Chinese is getting so good!", my kind Chinese parish members instead said, " Oh, you are working so hard on your Chinese!"
But here's an amazing thing I realized on Sunday night... this weekend I worshiped with people from all six (inhabited) continents! At the prison worship on Saturday we had prisoners from South America and Africa, on Sunday morning we had lots of folks from Asia and one from North America (yours truly) and on Sunday night (at Amazing Grace in Kowloon Tong) a couple of Germans and an Australian couple joined in with the mostly Filipina congregation, to make the intercontinental worship complete.
In God's house we need not be segregated by our language abilities, or lack thereof.
7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. -- Paul writing to the Galatians, chapter 3