Monday, August 25, 2008

Home again!

And I'm blogging from Nebraska!!

What an incredible reunion we had at the airport!

Lots of hugs...

and smiles...

we're home!

So many things to tell and hear -- what an incredible summer it has been!

Thank you all for your prayers while we were in China, I know they made a difference! I ended up taking almost 7,000 pictures while in China, and I look forward to sharing more about my summer as time permits!

"I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
I will praise You forever, because You have done it...
I will wait on Your name for it is good."

-Psalms 52:8-9

Friday, August 08, 2008

Tai Hang mountain trip

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas!

His hand the wonders wrought!!

"Indeed, these are the mere edges of His ways,
and how small a whisper we hear of Him!
The thunder of His power, who can understand?"
Job 26:14

Odds and Ends...

Life continues to be full of classes, spending time with the students, seeing new sights -- and taking lots and lots of pictures!! Here's a few more odds and ends...
Enjoying Chinese hotpot. DELICIOUS!

Rachel with some of her "Speak Up" students

Another view of Taiyuan -- home for the past 6 weeks!

...enjoying a cool treat...

Bicycles are used for everything over here.
Three to four people on a single bike, computers, a goat, chickens, and even a mirror!!

...the countryside...

...preparing for a ride...

The streets of ancient Pingyao city
Playing around with various hats of China!

Climbing the north wall of Pingyao

We've continued having a wonderful time on Thursday nights with hosting an American meal at our apartment for the students, and playing games afterwards. Getting to know them has truly been one of the best things about spending the summer in China. It is going to be hard to say good-bye in less than two weeks!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Yes. I know that I have a blog.

Yes. I know it has been over two weeks since I updated.

Yes. I'm still in China!

I was all excited this morning about finally getting another update put together (meaning more PICTURES!) but the electricity is down at the school today. So here I sit at an internet cafe with lots of cool pictures waiting to be shared, with no way to share them.

So instead of a lot of cool pictures, here is a little boring post to tell you that I am still thinking of you all, and I hope that I'll be able to blog a real update soon.