Our team spent the afternoon with a student SBC sponsored. Her family cooked lunch for us...actually, a feast. It was the equivalent of a Thanksgiving meal in the US. We were honored and humbled by their generosity!
Vince is helping some middle school students practice English. Most all students in China are exposed to English; it is considered a lucrative language.
This is a student who had received a scholarship. Her eyes filled with tears as she thanked us for paying her tuition. Chinese culture is typically unemotional, so it was a special moment to see her soul so deeply moved.
Two of our days in the villages were spent with students (and their families) that receive scholarships from our church. There is no public education in China, therefore these students would otherwise not be able to continue their schooling. They are truly grateful and work very hard. Meeting a crucial physical need opens the door for us to share with them.
It was surreal to be in China at this point in our adoption...now, fully comprehending China is the birth country of our daughter. Many times I wondered if we had crossed paths with Mayah's birth mother (yes, I realize China is a big country, BUT, God is bigger). It was a blessing for our team to be able to pray for our adoption while physically in China! Are hearts are more ready than ever to bring her home!