Tuesday, April 27, 2010

little medium spicy

Today, I met my friend (and avid reader of this blog) Wang Yangyong for lunch. Being from Xi'an, he is a fan of spicy foods -- and so am I. I took a picture of the menu so that if any of you dear friends in America would like me to bring back some of these key ingredients I'll see what I can do.

We ordered "C4 - Little Medium Spicy" -- let me just say, you know it's going to be hot when they bring you a new packet of tissue to wipe the sweat off your face. Next time, I'm going for C6 - Medium Very Spicy

Thursday, April 15, 2010

time well spent

I am so thankful my parents were able to visit us here in Hong Kong for the past week. We had a great time showing them what life looks like for us. No doubt, we invested in some great memories together. It makes such a difference in our lives knowing that both mine and April's parents have been able to make the marathon flight over here from America. Thanks to you both - we love you and can't wait to see you this summer!

Monday, April 05, 2010

university students, eggs, and bowling

Today was a great day. We joined our team and some friends from Chinese U and Poly U for a little post-easter egg decorating time, pizza, and bowling. What happens when you put Americans, Australians, a German, a Liberian, and Chinese people in one room? Good times. What happens when they all go bowling? Even better times. Too bad there are no pictures from the bowling. Let's just say, it was very entertaining - for everyone. I even learned how to say, "you are bowling like a grandmother" in Mandarin.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

June 5.

Twelve years ago I was a student at Auburn University. Life was very different for me then. For all the things I did not know and all the things I did not see coming my way - I did know at Passion '98 in Texas -- that God loved me and that His commitment to glorify Jesus above all names brought me a great sense of peace... and proportion.

And now? I find myself living in Hong Kong with my precious family and dear friends who have joined us to make the name of Jesus more known here. That looks different every day here. Some days are filled. Some days are slow. Some days are really, really difficult. Some days are amazing. Some days we get it. Some days we don't. Some days, I just smile with a sense of assurance - we are where we are supposed to be - for this very time - for this very season.

Today -- a few of us drove from corner to corner of HK -- putting these materials into the hands of other church and ministry leaders. It was a good day. Lots of traffic. Lots of laughs. More city streets and side streets and misadventures in driving / parking in this amazing city.