What is a Sea Turtle?

Sea turtle or, “海龟 hai gui” in Chinese sounds the same as to return from studying overseas “海归”. Every year thousands of Chinese move temporarily overseas to study, and every year thousands also return home after a life changing experience of studying abroad. All of these returning students and workers have been transformed in some way by their experiences. Their study programs have challenged them to think and dialogue. They have been encouraged to be creative and to interact with the world around them. They have asked the big questions and many of them have come to faith. They have blossomed and flourished during their time abroad. Now it is time to go home. At first this seems easy. A plane flight of a few hours and then they will be back in their home – but this is not as easy as it looks. They have changed, and their home has changed – they are not going to just fit back in. This website offers resources and encouragement for Christian sea turtles and the people who are working with them.