Welcome to our adventure as we share our journey through words and pictures, while we travel through Southern China & Beijing. We'll be biking through villages and experiencing rural life & culture, worshiping with Chinese Christians, hiking the Great Wall, touring the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, participating in service projects, and so much more.

Please be encouraged to scroll through the posts and pictures to discover what the team is experiencing. Want to know what the team may be up to on a given date? Scroll down to the "Where is the team today" section (just above the map of China) which will take you to an interactive google map that includes many of the stops the team will make along their adventure.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goodbye Southern China - Hello Beijing!

We spent our last day in Southern China by visiting the homes of the students that the St. Paul's & Zion students sponsor with their chapel offerings. We certainly have some intense and heartwarming stories to share. After another wonderful meal we boarded our bus and headed to Shenzhen. We were able to tour the school of our new friends from BCIS and then were off to spend the night in some of their homes. It will be a quick sleep - we need to be at the border crossing at 5:00am to get to Hong Kong for our flight to Beijing.

This last day in Southern China is often bittersweet as we have to say goodbye to some wonderful support people.   We once again had awesome bus drivers, a great young man - AuGin who has been our bike mechanic for the past 7 years and then our fabulous translators Pastor Peter, Hosanna, Hannah, Pecky and Funny. We develop bonds with them all so quickly which means hard goodbyes. On a praise note - Pastor Peter is getting married in a few weeks and will be moving to Canada as soon as all his paperwork is completed. Please keep Peter and Tiffany in your prayers as they plan their wedding celebrations and prepare for their life together.

Thanks for all the comments to the posts. Everyone likes to hear your responses. If you are commenting on any pictures, please know you won't get a reply because I can't see those on the mobile blog

Time for bed - I have a 3:00am wakeup call.

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