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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Friday, November 15, 2013

Nicole's Post Trip Reflection

Five things I won't forget:
1. The people, their kindness, joy and contentment with their situation
2. Shepherd's Field – the children, the caregivers, the love that was expressed, the peace about how they are cared for.
3. Great Wall – its' immensity, intricacy and fortitude. The majesty of it winding over the North ridge.
4. The countryside of Guangdong Province. The quiet, the hospitality & simplicity of their way of life.
5. Christianity in China – we have religious freedom, they do not but God works miracles despite attempts to suppress.

How I saw God at work through our trip:
The people have an immense joy despite their hard, simple lives, perhaps somehow they see God in the moment rather than complaining and striving for something different, like I do. Our visit to our sponsored family. God working thru Mr. He's church to love & support him,  God placed us in his home to pray for & encourage him. Shepherd's Field – we are called to care for orphans & widows, but how tangible are our actions. I felt such peace, only provided by completely trusting the Almighty, that the founders of SF are completely under the wing of God. Visiting with the students from BCIS and our interpreters there was definitely a curiosity about Christianity by some and we definitely expressed our beliefs thru our actions and activities, conversations and passion for our faith.

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