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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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nicole's Reflection

For me the greatest impact of this trip has been meeting the people of China. For most of the people in China, life is very simple - family, shelter, food, livelihood. On Thursday 10/31/13, we met the father, Mr. He, of one of the sponsored students Jai Hui. She was in school and could not be excused. Our small group travelled  by van to his simple home. A picture of Jesus standing at the door knocking was taped to the wall. Nothing could have prepared us for our visit. Thru tears, he told us he lost his pregnant wife about 1 month earlier. They were unable to afford the medical care she needed. He cried, I cried, Hosanna our intrepreter cried. His grief was so raw. We all sat and listened as he told us about his wife. They had been attending church for 11 years and they had "opened the door" when Jesus knocked. His mother and 5 siblings did not know Jesus,  and in that moment we were his brothers and sisters in Christ. He told us that having people visit made him happy and he was glad we came. We prayed for him and hugged him.

Jesus does not call us to be comfortable, He does call us to offer comfort in difficult situations as the Lord comforts us. (2nd Corinthians 1:3-4)


  1. Thank you for sharing this difficult story! I am sure this journey will change all of you forever. God's blessings to you and those that you are serving.

  2. What a heartwrenching and "forever" experience. I ditto Becca's sentiments....