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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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This morning we met our guide and went to Joshua Park. It was built 400 years ago, during the Ming dynasty, for students. It sits right in the middle of modern high rises, but it immediately takes you back in time. It is a peaceful setting that seems at odds with the hustle and bustle around it.

As we were getting out of the van, we were met with music and dancing. In front of the park were mostly older people doing a beautiful dance. What I didn't realize right away was that they were using what I would think of as a type of whip to keep a gyro spinning, all the while keeping in step with the music. I could have sat and watched these graceful people all day. What a way to get your morning exercise (which is what they were doing).

Our guide asked if I'd like to try. The people were gracious, and showed me how it SHOULD work - in theory. Let's just say that I could keep the gyro spinning, but it was anything but graceful. I've threatened Virgil's life if he shows anyone that video-LOL!!

The girls did great again today. As I looked back at the pictures of today, I noticed Meimei wasn't smiling in any- the little stinker-pot! She must wipe the smile off her face (which she always seems to have) right before every picture. Erin was happy that we found a bookstore and bought more books on tape. Our guide also downloaded an app for us that has Chinese audio books and music, so that should keep her busy for a while. She loves to ask the guide questions throughout our time with her. She is very inquisitive.

Elli and I went out for a little shopping excursion this afternoon. The girls all love hair bows, so we went to a shop right down from the hotel to buy more since our girls at home saw the ones we got yesterday and wanted some too. It was nice to be able to go out for a bit with Elli. She has been such a help on the trip. She's incredibly patient, and never complains.
We have one more full day in Guizhou. Tomorrow will be our trip to the monkey park, and then packing for our next leg of our journey. We are getting closer to home!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad everything is going well! Love to all, can't to see you all.