Fall 2011

November 30, 2011

Our final day as a group in China was crisp and relatively clear.  We headed out by bus to the Jinshanling section of the fabled Great Wall. …

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November 30, 2011

To start off Sunday, we all went to the Chongwenmen Christian Church.  Originally a Methodist mission congregation, the congregation today has about 10,000 worshipers each Sunday, spread…

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November 30, 2011

After locating the bus that would shuttle us about Beijing for the next few days, we stopped for a nice Chinese breakfast (porridge for some, dumplings for…

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November 30, 2011

After our visit to Xi’an, on Friday evening, Nov. 25, we again boarded an overnight train, this time headed for China’s capital Beijing.  Although the distance we…

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November 30, 2011

On Nov. 23, we met at the Nanchong train station, bid farewell to our generous host families, and boarded a fast train to Chengdu. There we met…

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November 22, 2011

Sunday found our students returning on two different buses from four service sites to Nanchong. On Monday we gathered to talk about some of our service experiences…

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November 10, 2011

Monday Jo-Ann and Joe caught a bus for Xichong—half the hour-long ride was spent getting out of Nanchong, the rest brought us to the edge of this…

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November 6, 2011

Our third site visit of the week was to Yilong.  Located northeast of Nanchong, the region’s terrain has higher hills and deeper valleys than elsewhere in Nanchong…

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November 6, 2011

Upon leaving Nanbu on Monday evening, Jo-Ann and Joe went on to Langzhong, about a 30-minute ride to the north and checked into the same hotel we…

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November 4, 2011

Nanbu site visit

A rainy week of site visits began on Monday in Nanbu. Teaching schedules for our students here are concentrated in the mornings, and by the time Jo-Ann…

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