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Prayer Shawls

Two prayer shawls were dedicated by Northwest Community Church to share prayers of comfort with families who have recently lost loved one.

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Home Again

Two weeks away and it’s feels like we have been traveling for a month with all the distance we have travelled, all the children we have visited, all the sights we have seen, all the food that has been tasted … Continue reading

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Beijing and then back to Calgary

The day was spent as a holiday in Beijing. A day to relax, see some of the sites, debrief and partially recuperate from stresses and strains of the last two weeks.  After breakfast Frank, a long-time friend of Shumin’s, drove … Continue reading

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To Beijing

Depart with bulging suitcase = gifts and other things for orphans and foster children in China + some personal stuff -> hand gifts out as you travel through the country -> luggage gets lighter and has more space for new … Continue reading

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Yangshuo and then to Guilin

Breakfast was at 9am today, finally a day that we could sleep in, at least a little bit. The, appropriately named, 7th Heaven Café serves eggs (scrambles, sunny side up, easy-over), with toast, orange juice, banana pancakes and coffee. They … Continue reading

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Guilin to Yangshuo

John met us at the hotel in Guilin and after a Chinese fast food breakfast we took taxis to the Guilin Riverboat docks. After the taxis had departed we found out that we were at the wrong location. We were … Continue reading

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Leaving Rongshui and back to Guilin

This morning we went to the orphanage in Rongshui for a short visit and to say goodbye to the staff and children. It’s a special holiday long weekend in China and some of the children had left to visit relatives, … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Rongshui, Neil Taylor Christian Care Center

Have you ever lit a fire on the floor inside a house? We had four fires burning at the same time today. The orphanage had planned a barbecue as one of the Sunday activities. Unfortunately it was a cold, rainy … Continue reading

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Rongshui, Neil Taylor Christian Care Center

We took a motorized rickshaw to the orphanage this morning. Two bench seats down the sides, vinyl covering, sometimes a rope is secured at either end of the roof hanging down the center and serves as a place to hang-on … Continue reading

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To Rongshui

Another long day of travelling. This is one big country, well I guess not unlike Canada. But unlike Canada there are more roads, more people, more bicycles, more scooters, more motor cycles, motor trikes, cars, trucks and every other kind of … Continue reading

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