Friday, 10:55 pm
Thanks for praying about my speaking time last night. There were about 50 students and young career-type people from lots of nations. I told them the story of Gladys Aylward within the context of Hebrews 13's encouragement toward biography: remember, consider, imitate your leaders who have spoken the word to you -- those who have gone before us in the faith.
I thought it was going well until q&a time when one woman asked unsmilingly: "Why did you choose THIS story? Where's the practical application to my life?" I stammered something, pretty much repeating what I'd already said about us having the same God as Gladys Aylward and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Well, I THINK it was better for others.
I've posted more pictures: http://nationsbeglad.shutterfly.com/437?size=All&startIndex=0
Be sure to check out my friend Jo's blog. After years here, she continues to enjoy and share the oddities of life in China: www.outside-in.typepad.com . Today's post is about a very-familiar/not-quite-familiar shop sign.
(Sorry you have to copy and paste the links while I'm here. Also, when I get home, I'll post some cool videos I've shot here.)