Monthly Archives: July 2005


Friday July 29, 2005

Only four days left in Fuxin. I really am glad to be heading home, not because I hate it here, but because I miss home so much. I miss my friends and family. It’s been difficult putting life on hold like this. As I have been looking back on this […]


July 26

I know, I know… I just e-mailed you, but we’ve now arrived in our new city and I wanted to fill you in. Lots has happened and I’m going to try to keep it condensed. We use an Internet cafe and it is has a great connection so we should […]


July 25, 2005

Today is one of those days where it feels like so much went wrong, yet somehow God worked despite all of our insufficiencies and moments of disobedience. Let’s walk through it. I wake up slightly irritated and wanting to shut the world off. So, I plan a day to keep […]


Sunday July 24, 2005

We can now add a new nationality to the list: Vietnamese. The list goes to: Chinese Russian Japanese Korean Finish Canadian German Good ‘ole American Never have I had a three language conversation until last night. These Vietnamese are really fun, and they are very different from their Chinese counterparts. […]


Friday July 22, 2005

We’re in Fuxin, and I am so glad. We arrived yesterday by train, and it has truly been a welcomed change. We live on the college campus, on of China’s top 100 school, and even though it only has 20,000 students, it feels smaller than SMU. Granted, it helps when […]


Monday July 18, 2005

Well, shopping mania has begun, and I hope it will end tomorrow. Please may it end tomorrow!! Brad, Roman, and I made the San Hao run Saturday and found great software titles that we hope are in English. We also picked up as many DVDs as we could possibly desire […]


July 18

Well, basically everyone is gone at our campus and we’ve said all of our goodbyes. All that is left are a two part exam, a final dinner with our team and missionary family, and another goodbye dinner with our teacher, Chong, and his family. We leave this Thursday for another […]


Friday July 15, 2005

For the past few days I didn’t really think much had happened, in fact I began to wonder if I had done much all summer. Tonight let me know that not all was lost – in fact, much was gained. A few nights ago Michael called me to let me […]


Sunday, July 10, 2005

Wow, the past few days have not allowed much personal time. Thankfully, today has been a great Sabbath. Laundry is drying, the room is livable, the pictures are online, and I’m very well rested. Yesterday, we cooked with the Chinese family and made dumplings, Coco-Cola chicken, and Gou Ba Rou. […]


Thursday July 7, 2005

Well, the past few days have been very introspective. I suppose now is a good time to pen exactly what has been going through my mind. Ok, I just interrupted myself because I needed to go talk to Ema about the conclusions of our male discussion. We concluded rather vehemently […]