I’m not sure that I can finish this contest prep. For the first time in my career, I think regularly about quitting my plan to get on stage this year. I started at a reasonable 215lb. 14% bodyfat but I’ve been exhausted trying to get my normal cardio in. My strategy has always been to do 5 hours of cardio a day and I keep my diet centered around salads. Between missions planning and taking care of Jeremiah, it’s been a monster to finish out these last weeks. I’m close to my target weight and I just 🙏 that I can make it to the stage this year.
God’s plan is more than just medals at bodybuilding shows. It’s about inspiring other Physically Challenged athletes to not give up. It’s about losing 50lbs. and doing your first bodybuilding show while your Korean grandma is having fun the entire night. This sport is at it’s best when we remember why we started in the first place. It’s never been just about achievements, it’s about living with joy and serving the people we love. My new favorite supplement is a digestive aid from wwww.GainsinBulk.com . Their probiotic is made specifically for athletes and even contains lactase to help breakdown protein shakes. If you want to give their products a try use my promo code DavidP10 for 10% off your order! #GainsInBulk #GIB #PNBA #INBA @inbaglobal_official @gainsinbulk #teamusa #bodybuilding #weightloss #fitness #curls #arms #shredding #legs #contestprep #bodybuilding #worldchampionships #inbaglobal #naturalbodybuilding #muscleshow #musclecontest #Worldchampionships #INBA
It’s powerful when you see heroes go through difficulties you can relate to. This is the inspiration behind our new comic book about training for missions. OMF is always pushing forward new innovations in missions training and my vision is to train our team through stories instead of just walls of text. Our adult orphan partners have learned their jobs and church responsibilities through watching and copying. Our new missions training is done through telling the stories about what it means to get on the mission field and it gives examples for young missionaries to follow. It follows the story of a young buff mobilizer and his team of extraordinary heroes as they step onto the field and pursue God’s calling. Please pray for our team, our first stories in training are about how God makes us all powerful and able despite our different challenges.
I want to change people’s minds. I keep getting told that bodybuilding is just a fun hobby but I shouldn’t take it too seriously. I should be like every other Asian and focus on school. I know why they are saying it. I’m very aware that I’m the only Chinese kid with glasses at every show. At least it’s easy to spot me in the group pictures because I stand out. Winning the Teen division at the INBA Team USA Championships changed my life. It changed how I saw bodybuilding. Maybe this sport could be more than a hobby. It was encouragement to stick around when I didn’t feel like I belonged. I think God uses events to confirm directions for our lives. I knew that bodybuilding would get much harder as I aged out of the Teen division but now I knew that there is hope for me. Maybe this Chinese kid who was always told to stick to school could actually make a career in sports. (To read my full story, link in bio)
I was really sad when I went to Mary’s hometown of Gao Yao. 10 years ago, I saw a city that was developing but few people cared about the outcome of girls without parents. It was amazing to see most of the orphan girls accept Christ but I knew our work wasn’t done if we couldn’t help them become successful adults. I really wanted to see them grow in their calling. I knew that they were not destined to just in the back of a church service. Mary, has always shown a natural talent for language. Even as a teenager, I was amazed by how fast she picked up English. Without taking a language class, she just understood how to hear and pick up languages. That’s why I was so eager to bring her to Budapest. In 2017, God opened a lot of doors and allowed her to join our team serving orphans in Budapest. Mary would be an example for what is possible. Could an orphan girl without education be a great missionary? Could she learn the culture and language? Could she mobilize other orphans from China to see their calling as servants to those who are most disenfranchised? Together, we are going to find out. This summer, Mary will be leading 2 other orphan girls from China to join our team in Budapest and we are going to see if this is a long term calling for her. God has allowed me to do missions because his spirit has been upon my life. I wonder what God is going to do in Mary’s life. Will she be a great missionary? She doesn’t fit a lot of the criteria we look for in candidates. She’s not educated enough, she doesn’t have the help of a family and she carries scars from being alone as a child. I hope you will join me in praying. People look at the outside but God looks at the heart. What will this next generation of missionaries look like?