Friday, August 6, 2010
We truly felt God’s presence in the time spent with each person over the 3 days and I could see people were moved to participate in the mission‼ Additionally, there have been more opportunities for me to present our work to those who could not attend and this exposure will certainly lead to more and more chances to partner together in this Kingdom work! I so enjoy watching God connect people – He wastes nothing! Shaun also gave away some beautifully bound copies of his newly published book to the joy of each recipient!
After breakfast we met Jodie Wang at Mardel’s Christian Book store and everyone had a great time there. Shaun and Sarah were overwhelmed by the huge array of Christian books and materials there – we have so much here and yet there is so much need for resourcing in China! We had a delicious Chinese lunch at Jodie’s home. Jodie and her husband are from a community near Beijing and she, Shaun and Sarah made a wonderful lunch for us! “Chef” and “Tree-Trimmer” should be added to Shaun’s resume I think…Jodie gave a large box of children’s clothing to Shaunah and again our little visitor had young friends who spoke Mandarin with her.
Our evening event at Panera was fabulous! There were over 25 people there, many having been invited by Sharon and Ken Sanchez. Sharon did such a great job of sharing her heart and taking people to China with her words! The presentation went well and Shaun and I really enjoyed our teamwork! Shaun’s story and words were most compelling and not only were there tears but we are certain those present will partner with us in some way. I look forward to circling back with each person we met and with those who tried to come but could not make it.
Friday – I drove the BAOs to Castle Rock at 9am to rendezvous with Kevin Wilma. It was a great visit and wonderful time of really connecting. Jon and I love this family and will miss them very much until we see each other in October in Beijing! I can’t wait to hear the results of the time spent in the remaining cities/states. Those of you hosting Shaun, Sarah and Shaunah BAO are very lucky indeed!