Summer Camp blogs
Hooray! The last blog went through. Now for the important stuff, messages from your loved ones.
Hi family, After several delays and set backs we finally made it. We are still trying to adjust to the time change but we are having a great time. I did have an awesome birthday with a special cake and a "long-life soup." Love you, Mariah, Eli, and Mandy. From Big Ruben
Dear Family and Friends,
We are feeling your lifts every minute of the day…thank you. Tonight we had a raging Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt for eleven teams of Chinese students. The competition was intense. Two teams finished all their twenty pictures with maximum points. One of the photos assigned was to take a picture of the group with hats. The creative juices were flowing as the kids ran to their dorm room and brought a wash basin and used them for hats. ...read more »
The sun is up at 3:30am and the team follows shortly. Woody and Chris brought us encouraging words and then we started our walk to the school. The Chinese students and our American team have already begun establishing relationships. The classrooms and hallways are filled with laughter, jazz chants and dialogue. A big hit today was drama class. Let's just say you can squeeze a bandana and rub your head, but it doesn't work well when you squeeze a banana and then rub your head. Our team has adjusted fast to the food, schedule, and new surroundings t ...read more »
The first full day of classes, afternoon activities and evening events has come to a close. As the students grew in awareness to our culture and teaching styles, we too became students as we learned the Chinese culture. When given a question by the American teachers, no answer was delivered by a seated student. The students respectfully stand to their feet and proclaim their response with confidence. ...read more »
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Praises to the one who has sent us here. He provides. ...read more »
Please remember the Baoji Team for the following:
Xian/ Baoji Team is doing well, but still some people sick, upset stomachs, colds, and Kathy M. has lost her voice. Even Sophia our Chinese host is sick.
Camp has started so we are doing our best to carry on with the ones who are not sick or feeling bad.
It was another great day in Beijing-blue skies, rather warm, and the beginnings of great relationships forming with the American teachers and the Chinese students. I started the day early "p" walking when our host Randi, joined me on the open track at the school. Soon Bess joined and we talked about a lot of things. ...read more »