Monthly Archives: June 2005


Saturday, June 18, 2005 (Part 2)

Back to the action. Thursday, we went to the market to barter and I found a large suitcase for my travel back in the states (as well as a place to store all my souvenirs!). Friday brought us back to town to see the Imperial Palace. It really wasn’t that […]


Saturday, June 18, 2005 (Part 1)

Wow, it’s taken over a week to write again. So much has happened, yet so some things remain the same. Jay came to know God the other day, which is tremendous. We all love Jay very much. I have spent three days with Michael – twice playing football and last […]


June 13

Hello again from the East. We have had three girls come to know God and that is very exciting! I will let you know when they get baptized. Moments like this make all the other difficulties worthwhile, with the major difficulty being myself. It’s a leaning on God’s patience and […]


Friday June 10, 2005

Well, peace has indeed come and things are well within our group. We had a major lecture from Ema about not being ‘super heroes’ of the faith, that we’re a tam. It was funny that Brad, David, and I had already had a conversation about all of this beforehand, but […]


Wednesday June 8, 2005

Wow, I’ve wanted to write for about 2 days and fill in all the random things that have been goin gon. Excuse that Reese cliche. So its been more of the same roller-coaster, but I hope it is leveling out. I’m finding it difficult to love our whole team. How […]


June 6

Nimen hao! (Hi all or Howdy ya’ll depend which country you’re from) We just finished up Chinese class today and we got our textbooks. Very exciting to learn that in Chinese the pronouns are very simple and they only have one verb tense. I also learned the word ma has […]


Sunday, June 5, 2005

Whew, the past 36 hours have been quite a roller-coaster. Well, the whole trip has, but these last two days have been particularly challenging. Saturday we played football with the teachers and their students. It was quite fun, especially as the Chinese students began understanding how to play. The girls […]


Friday June 3rd, 2005

Today concludes the first full day at Shenyang Technical Institute. During our day and a half here we have watched an English contest, had a Chinese class, ate 3 meals at the same restaurant, gone back into town to shop for essentials like a basketball and ping pong paddles, and […]


Wednesday June 1, 2005

It’s a quarter before 7 Am, and the sun has been up for nearly 3 hours. I would have no way of knowing that unless Landon, an ESL teacher, told us so because the pollution is so thick. Our whole team was very tired yesterday after arriving in the city […]