Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We love China!

We're home now .... and weary .... but in love.

Here is Sam's class.

The Chinese people are absolutely wonderful!
And I didn't feel weird the WHOLE time - you know, with culture shock.

(In case you're new here, we just got back from a 2 week trip to Chengdu, China... where Sam taught two courses (Hermeneutics (Principles of Biblical Interpretation), and the Johannine Letters (1st, 2nd, and 3rd John) - as part of the B.H.Carroll Institute... and I helped out with some ESL courses, and was able to use music in one of the courses, and then do music in the church service Sunday.

I'm too tired to tell you everything.
And I'm sure you are too busy to read everything.

Ah, but here are a few facts:
- China is a huge country but has only one time zone in it!
- The traffic is CRAZY in China.  Sam and I both commented on how it seemed more chaotic than in Rio de Janeiro or in Rome!   
- The American couple we worked with were a delight.   They’ve been there 10 years and though they speak well, they're still taking language classes a few times a week.  Well, I think Mandarin Chinese would have to be the hardest language in the world to learn. Yes.
- The sun rarely shines in Chengdu (because of smog!)  That means that the American couple has to take extra vitamin D to be healthy.  (I think the Chinese there must not take vitamin D, because the Americans get theirs from America.)

Here's a picture of us with them...




Here Sam and I are at a Tibetan Village touristy place.....

Here's Sam teaching....

Here's a market where the America couple get their fruits and vegetables....

There's more to show you... and tell you.... but my energy just ran out.

(I'm going back to bed.)

6 comments:

Justin said...

I'm sure that was an amazing trip! So glad you and Sam got to go.

John Carmack said...

Pretty cool!

faithrunner said...

Thank you so much for going and serving. I know you touched many lives and built up the church there.

laura said...

so great! can't wait to hear more

Sara Elizabeth said...

So glad you had such a great trip! I can't wait to hear more about it!! So glad you're back home safe though!

Vicki Maxwell said...

What an Awesome Opportunity to give and serve God's people in China! Looks like you had a GREAT time. Glad you home:) Get lots of rest:)