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THE GARRATTS: HOLDING ON TO HOPE

Canadians Kevin, 54 and Julia Garratt, 53 have been detained under arrest in China since August 2014, accused of being spies disguised as "ordinary citizens." In the mid-80's I met Kevin and Julia in Montreal. They were newly married and envisioning their future. Their dream was to move to China. We've become long-distance friends since then. They are good people, now parents of four children, and looking forward to being grandparents. For three decades, the Garratts lived and worked in China. They are entrepreneurs at heart, initiating projects like, "Kingdom of Hope," which helps special needs children, and most recently operated a café they named after their son, in Dandong. They love China and have poured their energy into making…
Bob Jones
January 11, 2015
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GARRATTS ARRESTED IN CHINA

Its not everyday your friends make headlines. I wasn't expecting to see Kevin and Julia Garratt on the front page of the Globe and Mail newspaper...or any newspaper for that matter. But there they were. Couple Detained By China. Never did I think that they would be making International news. (See update below) Not that what they've committed their life to isn't news worthy. I first met them in Dorval, Quebec. A mutual friend introduced us. Kevin and Julia shared their passion of moving to China and raising their family there. That was thirty years ago. A Coffee Shop in China April 2014 was the last I heard from them. Julia was teaching courses at a University. They were owners…
Bob Jones
August 6, 2014