Dr. Mels holding up the Forbidden City...just in the nick of time! Mels preached a wonderful sermon, "What to do when life stinks" (John 11). We toured a bit and then Mels taught the leaders in Josh and Sabina's church on DISC & spiritual gifts. The class was to end at 7pm and these people who had been to church since 9am wanted more...we finished at 8:30pm! Wish we could bottle the hunger for God in this place!
In honor of the president of my college and Mels good friend, Ralph (Yankee) Arnold - at a mall in Beijing where we stopped to satisfy ice cream cravings!
Here is Rebecca - some of our teams met her nearly 2 years ago - now she is turning 3! Here she is wearing a hat from the KnitWits... she loved it so much and speaks perfect English, telling me "thank you" and giving me a sweet little kiss!
Mels got a kiss too!! He loved the Chinese children and they loved him too!
Pray for this dear couple (Benny & Ann) - wearing a hat and shawl from KnitWits. They want a child so much and have lost 2 in the last year. Both are leaders in the church.
This is Leo & Vivian - please also pray for them, leaders in the church too and also have lost 2 babies. Children are precious everywhere but in China with the one-child policy, they are dearly beloved.