Today was our Appointment at the Civil Affairs Office. I was a little nervous about how Hope would do with us going back to the same place we were yesterday. I knew that there would be people there from the orphanage again, and I was afraid that it would upset her again.
Ok, let's talk about the violin a little before the videos start. I think playing the violin is one thing, but playing the violin in worship is something a little different. It took me a good bit of time to figure out what to do in a church worship setting.
Today was a very emotional day for all of us. When they handed Hope to us, she was sad, scared, tearful, and overwhelmed. That's actually a good sign though. We were not deterred. Her little cry was so sad and pitiful. We sang Jesus Loves Me to her and she calmed down.
Today we visited Maria's Big House of Hope (MBHOH). It is a 7story bldg in Luoyang. I twittered a picture of it earlier today(while you were prob sleeping). Its is painted sky blue w/clouds all over it.
Its been a good trip so far. We have landed in Luoyang and are headed to Maria's Big House of Hope. Traveling with MaryBeth Chapman and her daughter Emily and Emily's husband, Tanner, and a friend, David Trask.
Tomorrow we go to Nanjing and on Monday we meet Hope. Yay! Can't wait!
I'm so excited about going to China that i could just pop. However, there is much to do! The Tour wrapped up this weekend. And what an awesome tour it was. What an honor to get to travel the country encouraging Believers and sharing the Gospel with those who don't know Christ yet! God did so
I am so excited to tell you that we got our Final okay to book our flights and we are leaving for China next Thursday, May 6th. Thank you so much for your prayers. I had prayed that God would be glorified in the timing and He definitely was. God has honored the prayers of my heart and I am hum
It turns out that the blog that i wrote earlier this week didn't actually post, and neither did the picture. Oh well. O.E. is the story of my life. Thats why i surround myself with people that are geniuses in the area i'm defunct in. :0)
I wanted to start a blog that will help people start or refine a praise band. I have been working with youth praise bands for a while now and one of the hardest things is to find resources and encouragement for the your band.