Summer Camp blogs

2017 Bridging The World Summer Teams

This year we had 30 Americans go with to teach English As A Second Language (ESL) in China in three cities in China. The Bridging The World teams taught in Beijing. Jinan, and for the first time in the city of Hohhot (Who Ha) in Inner Mongolia. Below are pictures of the three teams.


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Hohhot camp back in Beijing

Our time in the grasslands was amazing and provided time to just sit-back and marvel at His creation.  Grasses and rolling hills for as far as the eye could see in every direction.  Some went horseback riding, some rode dune buggies, and the rest of us went for a long walk.  That night a bonfire was lit and traditional Mongolian music preformed.  The temps dropped to the upper 50's and the moon and stars were so bright.  Our next morning started at 7:30 to drive back to Hohhot so we all turned in early.

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Hohhot camp in the desert

We arrived at our hotel for the night after a morning of driving and an afternoon in the desert.  We were treated to camel rides, walking around the sand dunes, and finished off by all sliding down a dune on a sled.  If we looked to the south and east all you could see was sand.  If you looked to the north and west you could see a city and a number of power stations.  Quite the contrast.

Our team is all healthy and feeling blessed to experience this together.

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Hohhot camp day 2

Internet is hard to find so I am using a hotspot provided by Michael our host.

After our 10 hour train ride with our 15 students we all boarded a bus for an hour to our hotel at the base of a awesome mountain range.  Our hotel is actual a small traditional resort in a country setting.  Blue sky's, cool breezes, only the sounds of Chinese music and livestock can be heard.

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Jinan blog moving to Hohhot blog

Our Hohhot team is together getting ready to go to our train which departs tonight at 9:30.  We have 3 team members who flew in two days ago for this camp, 3 who were here for the first camp in Beijing, 3 who were in Jinan for the first camp, and our leader, Linda who has been here helping us all for the last 3 weeks.  10 team members strong.

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Bye Byes Bringing Tears in Beijing

Dear Family and Friends,

Today we are saying good bye to 81 Chinese students, twelve Chinese Assistants and a host of staff members. Most have heard our message of hope and love.  This morning, another name, Ericsson, was inscribed into the Book.  We are so grateful to our team's attentiveness to His work.  Jeremy was instrumental in paying attention to the detail.

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Jinan camp day 12 - last day

Our time here has come to a close.  Today we will review our lessons, have our closing ceremony, meet the parents of our students, and say our good-byes. The students now hold a special place in our hearts that we will take with us.  Please join us as we lift these we have met for safe travels home and for Him to make His word clear to by sending others who know.    

Tomorrow morning we will leave at 7:30 and take a train to Beijing.  In the evening we will go see an acrobat show and Saturday we will go to the Great Wall and an afternoon of shopping.  

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