I love being able to type that sentence! For any of you who will travel in China, please make it a priority to experience the Great Wall. I first went in January 2006 on my 10-day trip to China. It gave me goosebumps to watch the wall stretch out endlessly on both sides of me, knowing that it was hundreds of years old and thousands of miles long. I read about it in history books, but never expected to be standing on it myself! Here is me at the Great Wall back in 2006:
And here is me at the Great Wall in 2009:
It was on that trip in 2006 that I first became interested in China. Although I didn't know it at the time, the trip was one of the ways that God set me on a path to return here to serve for a longer period of time. He gave me a glimpse of the awesome things that He is doing here, and a vision for how I could come be a part of that. Thank you to my supporters, who have made it possible for me to return!