My Trip to China was amazing. Thank you for your support and prayers!
This is in the Garden of Heaven. A beautiful place to paint or draw a picture of.
Can you find my baby face... i can't be mean even if i try!
The architecture was amazing. They had so many different styles of buildings
Planting trees with students
This was the day that God was most evident on the trip. He had done amazing things up to this point but this day it was windy, cold, and rainy to the point of being unbearable. We would not have been able to meet up with the mayor, students, and newscast to plant the 220 pine trees if this continued. So we prayed. We postponed the project one day. The next day the weather was decent with no rain so we started the project. Literally right as we were planting the last trees, the rain started and the miserable weather continued. God definitely opened a divine window of time.
Me stuffing my face
This is a typical picture of me still eating while everyone else was done. I love food. I ate silkworm, seaweed soup, mutton(lamb), mutton intestine soup, sushi, and octopus all for the first time. quite interesting!
Esther and her new friend
This is game is exactly like hacky sack. It's made up of circlular scraps of tin tied together with feathers. This was a huge way for the team to connect with locals. Not only were the guys good, but most of the women over 50 could take me at jian zi!
The China Team and Mayor's team
Two teams were able to hold orphans and minister to them. Some of the orphans had horrible diseases others just had some kind of problem with their leg, but they were all considered "defective" in a sense. A sad story and yet so many beautiful faces and children that are loved by God
The Great Wall of China
We saw the Lord work through answered prayers, conversions, and plenty of other areas. It was an amazing time to grow and a great learning experience.