During our break for Chinese New Year we were invited by our friends the Ogdens to a school out in the country. We spent one night at the school and left on new years eve. I think my mom already covered most of the trip in her blog but I just wanted to also add a few things. First about the village itself. I really loved walking around in the village because of all the beautiful nature, it is winter so of course there are no flowers or leaves on the trees but in its own way the land was pretty. The stretched out country with no interruptions was a big change compared to the crowded city of Tianjin. I loved just seeing the open country side all around me! Second, I wanted to talk about the students themselves. They had no heating, running water, or proper toilets and stoves. Yet they were still so thankful and cheerful. No matter how cold it got they didn’t seem to notice. I was amazed by their attitude despite their situation, it really made me think about the blessings that God has given me!
Maddie and I eating sugar cane!
On our way to the school, riding in little mini-vans!
Students bringing us around the village
Dancing and singing 🙂
More sugar cane…
Some of the town girls and I pose for a picture
Jessie and I way in the background!