Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1

We are back from China.  We got back into Hong Kong this afternoon and are staying on the campus of the Hong Kong International School which is the school that Marty Schmidt teaches at.

Parents it looks like out arrival time has changed just a little.  It is Delta flight #5680 arriving LAX at 1:20 on July 2.  I am sure that your kids will all text you once we arrive in Seattle.

Our time in China was really good.  Our orphanage visit changed a little as most of the babies and infants were sick so we were unable to play and hold them.  Instead we got to play with some of the older kids who were dealing with physical and mental handicaps.  It was very emotional for a majority of our kids as this was very new to them and way out of their comfort zone.  They pushed through and did a great job.

We got some time to sight-see around Foshan which was great.  Saw a Kung Fu show, a Lion Dance and visited a ceramic factory.  Hunter purchased a set of ceramic dragons which are really cool.  Jacob Vogelsang paid us a visit which was great.  We got to go to dinner together and he even treated.  He said he was going to turn over the receipt to his dad though.  HAHAHA

One of my favorite events was a visit to a Chinese calligrapher who did several banner that we will hang in the Youth Room and in my office.

We have taken many pictures and we look forward to sharing them all with you when we get home.


Liang Garden in Foshan

Kung Fu show in Foshan

Lion Dance in Foshan

Jim with the calligrapher