Saturday, May 31, 2014

Beijing Day One

 
The view out our hotel room is very humbling, it has touched my children's hearts and our hearts. We wanted our children to see China a country God has knit in our hearts and the Chinese people who need to know the love of their heavenly father. So continue to pray for us on our trip, for our children to be forever shaken inside to reach people for Christ, for divine appointments to share his love with others while we are here.
 
To be here as a family is just so amazing. We had a great time yesterday seeing Tiananmen Square,
The Forbidden City, Hutong, and we got to go to a tea house. The boys are doing so good but Mia is still adjusting to what is going on.
 
 
The view outside our hotel room

 
Another  view this is the train station


Across from Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

 
 
Gate of Forbidden City

 
 
The boys taking it all in

 
In front of the female lion in Forbidden City
 
 
 
The boys have their own personal fan club

 
Austin by dragon in Forbidden City

 
Mia getting out much needed energy

 
Hutong Rickshaw Ride

 
Exploring Hutong Market
 
 
Ethan enjoying noodles at local noodle house
 
 
 
Corbin playing Chinese game in Hutong Market
 

 
The tea room. We all loved this.
 

6 comments:

Charlie said...

I love all your pictures! It's so funny how seeing things like the water bottle brings back so many emotions and memories! Praying for you all!

Heather said...

Trekking with you and anxiously awaiting your next post ... love from Wisconsin!

likeschocolate said...

I know this is crazy,but I wish I could of gone to China 20 or 25 years ago. I feel that China has become so modernized at least in Beijing. I am sure there are villages that would blow my mind in how behind the times they are! I just found Beijing hard to get a sense of what China it is really like! Wishing you a safe journey! So so close!

Julie said...

So thankful you are in CHINA with your FAMILY! I cannot wait to see sweet Cora in your arms very soon. Praying!

Alicia said...

Alex and I are praying for you guys....been praying for sweet Mia that she will have the peace of the Holy Spirit wash over her.:) all those sights bring back so many memories........and love for China and the people there! Tell Mia "LeeShe" loves her!

Cynthia In Denver said...

Love it love it love it!