Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nell... and Pandas... and Sunday Church...

When I finally was able to get on Facebook Tuesday night (after coming home from China (see previous post)).... look what I saw....
That's my granddaughter on her fifth month birthday!!
Awwwwwwww.
Did you notice two little panda bears in that picture!!

That seemed so appropriate...
because 2 days before that picture was made
we got to see live pandas!

Chengdu, China is known for its panda park and its research center on giant pandas.
So we had to visit!

I took this picture of a panda mom with her cub....


Here are some pictures Sam took...
All pandas do all day is eat bamboo.

Oh, and relax...
What a life!

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On a different note...
on both Sundays we were in Chendgu we went to church.

Here's the outside....
The church actually meets on (in) the second and third floor.
The first floor is a restaurant.

For 30 minutes before the service started
a leader led the people in Scripture reading....


Then we sang hymns and choruses.

Then the choir sang...


Then the sermon was preached.....


Then the announcements were made....

Did you notice something?

Except for two men in the choir, women were leading everything!

There ARE men pastors and leaders,
but in this particular church (The Thanksgiving Church)
on these two particular Sundays, women were leading.

I like that!!
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I have more to tell you and show you, but I need to rest.
(Jet lag is not good for us older people.)


1 comment:

Bobbie said...

Must have been a wonderful trip. I look forward to more posts! Like, what did you eat? Good or bad? Where did you stay? Inquiring minds want to know.........