Xaun, also known to many as Theresa, is a retired nurse from China. She came to America with her two children in 1990 so they could receive a proper education. She lived with her children for almost five years, and then found an independent home at Peace Memorial Manor. She was attracted to the community because it was close to her children yet had a thriving community of its own. She immediately found peace and comfort in her daily living.
A few years ago, Theresa wrote a book about her life as a Christian in China. She was inspired by other books about communist China she read. Those books discussed the suffering of many people in different ways, but did not address the persecution of Christians, specifically Catholics, in China. She wanted to reveal stories, so people could understand the issues. Her independency and encouragement from other residents in her community enabled her to persevere through the authoring process – a process that was linked to incredibly painful memories.
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