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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29th

Today, we went to the Temple of Heaven and took a tour of Hutong. The Temple of Heaven was beautiful and the architecture was amazing. Some of it dates back to 1530. Hutong is considered Old China and while there, we rode a rickshaw. After touring Hutong, we went to a tearoom to experience “Tea Culture.” We tried several different types of tea and learned some tea etiquette. We got back to our room around 4:00 and have been here since. We are trying to get well-rested for tomorrow. We will meet with our guide at 9:00 Friday morning and then go to the Great Wall and on several other tours. We will be gone until 7:30 and worn out by the time we get back.


  1. Hi guys,

    I've enjoyed reading your updates so far. It won't be long until you have your dear Elli in your arms. :-D You're all in my thoughts and prayers daily.

    Have fun and enjoy every minute. I pray you get your needed rest.


  2. jack and i have been praying for you and for elli, i wish i was with you guys sight seeing. it brings back memories of us doing that together on our dare trips, i have always wanted to go to china...especially to see the panda favorite. take lots of pics, can't wait to meet elli. emma and jack