Missions – China 2011

Jinan Team Update #9

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Just a quick update that the China team has safely cleared customs in Chicago and is now on their final leg home to Regan National. Arrival at the church should be between 2:30pm and 3pm.

Jinan Team Update #8

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Today marked our final day here in Jinan. It was filled with tears of sadness about having to say goodbye to fast friends, but great amounts of joy at the prospect of seeing our new brothers and sisters again! Last night (Thursday night), we had our Birthday Party event which included ...

Jinan Team Update #7

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

13 victories. We feel so completely humbled and equally excited! The team has risen to the challenge and greeted it with unending passion to communicate Truth. The challenge now is to ensure that further and adequate teaching happens to ensure that they understand, practice, change, and ...

Jinan Team Update #6

Monday, July 25th, 2011

It is the little things, isn't it? Sunday morning our team woke up excited for an off day filled with things that would, ironically, normally bore them to death in the States (parents, feel free to use this as ammunition when they return home and you ask them to ...

Jinan Team Update #5

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Saturday morning has pushed us over the hump towards the end of camp. Today we completed our 6th, of 10, morning of teachings. While the days may be whittling away into a down-swing time-wise, they are only beginning to escalate in the things He is doing! We reached our 4th victory yesterday ...

Jinan Team Update #4

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Day 4 of teaching has not yielded the normal, mid-trip doldrums thanks to our first, of what are sure to be many, eternal victories. It was wrought from opportunity and bent knee. Thank you to those that participated! We've been extremely blessed to have Woody Wooldridge (director of BTW) ...

Jinan Team Update #3

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The first full day of teaching (yesterday) left the American teachers excited and exhausted. The excitement was fueled by new relationships and successful teaching plans. The exhaustion emanated from the energy required to produce those things. Wrap it all together, though, and you get pure elation that was communicated at ...

Jinan Team Update #2

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

This camp is beautiful. Mountains on either side and an ornate courtyard nestled between multiple expansive buildings make for quite an ambiance. The beauty doesn't stop there. The sight of western toilets and proper bathrooms adjoining each room make for gasps equal to that received when ...

Jinan Team Update #1

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

After fighting through obstacle after obstacle, the entire Jinan team is finally here! Everyone is excited, positive, and healthy. We picked them up tonight and quickly whisked them away to a delicious dinner and their inviting beds. The chopsticks had likely not fallen to their plates before the team members ...

Update on Jinan Team’s travels

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The remaining 17 team members will now be on a direct flight from Dulles to Beijing (what a blessing in disguise that their flight plan is now easier with a direct flight and no more 30 minute layover!) and should arrive at 2:40pm Beijing time. Please lift these warriors up as they ...