My Family

My Family
Summer 2015

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Great Wall of China

Today we worshiped our God at a church in Beijing (for non-chinese only).  We were blessed to join in worship with this congregation.  I do have to say it felt a little weird, because even our guide could not go to church with us.  We sang a song called "Never Let Go" (Matt Redman) and Glory to God.  Both of these songs have been such a blessing.

I was brought to tears because I'm reminded of God's faithfulness and how God is faithful to see us through the impossible.  We are living in the middle of experiencing things that I never even imagined 10 years ago.  And we are entering into a new life that may seem impossible but we know God will see us through.

After the church service we went to a Jade Factory/store and we bought a little jade.  Then on to the Great Wall of China.  Peter, Isaac and I climbed and climbed and climbed for over 1/2 hour.  Let me just say this section of the wall is STEEP!!  I may be a tad sore tomorrow.   But, we had a blast and the scenery was breathtaking.
Take it in....

Afterward we ate dinner, and headed off to a Chinese Acrobat show.  Can I just say, the way those people contort themselves is just "wrong".

Tomorrow is the "Big Day"--we meet our boy face to face.  In the adoption community some people call this "Gotcha Day" or "Family Day".  We leave Beijing in the morning, fly on a plane to the capital city of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot.  My understanding is the process is brief tomorrow.  Tuesday it's a little more "official" paperwork.


  1. i can't believe that while we are sleeping tonight, you will meet your sweet boy!!! praying for continued, abundant joy.

  2. I am reading this at 10:15 a.m. Beijing time, so this is the day you meet your new son and brother. I pray it goes well. God has chosen you all for this special journey. God's blessings on your entire family!

  3. We continue to pray that God's presence be with you on these final hours of your long journey through the mountains of China and over the years and the Wonder of how God brought to you your new son and brother Lucas Sun Wan.

    Give all our love to our new nephew and cousin from Scott, Alexi, Amy, Ashley and Brooke in the flat lands of Illinois.

  4. As we read this, you should be meeting Lucas soon...sending love and hugs!