Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In Other Chinese News

Here's something I've been meaning to share - but just never take the time to.

When Serena went to Missionary College - they asked her to go to China so that she could connect with and help teach an girl there named JJ that had accepted Jesus. Their culture is Buddhist.  She had very few ways to learn more about God.

So Serena did and became good friends with JJ.

When Serena came home she said she wanted to go back and see JJ again.  Well, I certainly don't have anything going on in my life - so I said I would go with her.  

In the meanwhile, JJ raised money to go to the same Missionary College, (here in San Francisco) that Serena went to.  It's a six month course. 

And guess what?  We will be in China while JJ in here in SF!  hahaha.

JJ arrived a couple months ago - and stayed a couple days with us before going up to San Francisco.  When she saw my little black sports car she went crazy.  Apparently, they don't have sports cars there.  She said it's everyone's dream to ride in a sports car.  I let Serena take her out.  This car belonged to my husband.  And we had only taken off the top once. 10 years ago.  But for JJ and her enthusiasm we did it again.  It was fun.  
It was so fun having someone that had never been to The States before staying with us.
When she walked into our hometown cafe - she gasped and said "It's just like being in the movies!"
She couldn't order from the menu as she had no idea what things like hash browns or sausage were.  Had never had pancakes.  Oh what fun!

But there's more to the travel story.

When my Middle Daughter heard Serena and I were going she jumped in with "Me too".  Her husband didn't mind so she's going also.

Then my Oldest Daughter said "Wah, Wah, I wana go!"  She just had a baby!  But she and her husband figured it out and felt the baby would be old enough and she's going too!

So my daughters and I will be making a trip this month to China.  Wow I can't believe it's almost time to go.   

We are all making bets on who will get in an argument with who first.  Angela and Rosanna? Me and Rosanna?  Angela and Me?  No one and Serena, as she doesn't fight.   Just kidding we are going to have a blast!  

More on this later,
Happy Globe Trotting Linda 


  1. Oh wow, a trip to China with all your girls, how exciting. How lovely JJ was able to spend time with you and Serena and you could show her all the delights of the USofA.

  2. This is a funny story--but a bit sad that JJ will not be there to show you her country--but then I guess when Serena having been there with JJ maybe she knows all about JJ's favorite places--anyways--
    we here--will all be waiting to hear and see what you do while there--
    enjoy the moments, di

  3. Oh wow - what a lovely story! I hope you and all your daughters have a fantastic trip. I can't wait to hear what you get up to x

  4. How exciting! And how wonderful that all the girls are going. I hope you make so many special memories. And not fighting/arguing allowed. Right - who am I kidding. Can't wait to hear all about it, and see your pictures.

  5. How amazing!! I can't wait to hear all about it! What a thrill!

  6. My goodness!! How fun!!! You are going to have a wonderful time!!! WE want to see pictures when you get back!! I'm so happy you can do it with all of your daughters: what a memory this is going to make for you all!!!
    Hugs, H

  7. How exciting is this opportunity for you and your daughters! I am so thrilled for you and will be praying that the Lord orchestrates every detail of the trip so that you can enjoy it all, and have the experience of a lifetime with your girls! :)

  8. Oh my goodness have FUN!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful trip!!!

  9. WOW! Amazing, I started searching for your China story. I will be holding you and your family in prayer in preparation and during your trip. Pray for your safety, all the travel details go smoothly and your time together.

  10. This is such a lovely story of enduring friendship.