Fear is one driving factor for the decrease in attendance at Grace Chinese Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., while good old precautionary common sense is the other, says pastor Carter Tan.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- It was a typical Tuesday morning at Grace Chinese Baptist Church when I received an unexpected call from the church secretary, Evelyn Yao. My heart grew heavy as her words began to unfold. "The hospital just called our church asking for help. They need Chinese translators." A charter bus carrying many Chinese passengers to New York City from Orlando, Fla., had crashed outside our city, Richmond, Va.