misty rainforest Peaks

wuzhi-mountainThis is the peak that rises from the rainforest, through the mist, just outside of Wuzhishan City, Hainan – where we plan to live. We’re not certain what type of housing we will have, or if we will actually be able to live in the cit of Wuzhishan or somewhere else nearby instead. That’s just the nature of life as an expat most of the time. We are used to ‘going with the flow’ & in China, the flow can be very slow moving & somewhat unpredicWuzhi_Mountain_-_Topographical_maptable at times. What we do know is that once we are finished with out language studies, this is the general area that we will be moving to. Please pray that we will find favor with the city officials when it comes time to begin a new business there. Exciting times friends! We can’t wait to share it all with you as the journey continues…

“”O LORD, God of my master,” he prayed. “Give me success and show kindness to my master, Abraham. Help me to accomplish the purpose of my journey.” ~Genisis 24:12

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” ~2 Corinthians 2:14

hainan maWuzhi Mountain (Chinese: 五指

; pinyin:Wǔzhǐ Shān; literally: “Five Finger Mountain”) is the highest mountain in Hainan, China, towering 1,840 metres (6,040 ft) above the center of Hainan Island. The surrounding areas of Wuzhi Mountain are inhabited mainly by the Li ethnic group.

Various Li myths concern the name for the mountain in the mist (Five Finger Mountain) and its formation. The overall shape extends like the five digits of a hand. Tradition has it that this is the hand of Sakyamuni and that the legendary Monkey King cannot escape from its control. One legend has it that the five mountain peaks are the fossilized fingers of a dead Li clan chief. Another tale is that the five peaks are dedicated to the five most powerful Li gods. Numerous historical poems have also been written about the mountain, the most famous of all by the Hainan writer, Qiujun.

kids in GC

New Year, New States… New Tires?

We have been a bit busy friends.I’m sure you can tell by the lack of postings here. Sorry!!

kids in GC

We all enjoyed exploring the beautiful Grand Canyon in between our Arizona meetings. (Feb. 2015)

Since October we have survived our first Thanksgiving & Christmas as a family of six, 3-4 broken bones with AnnaBelle (more on ‘Brittle Bone Disease’ another day) & officially racked up over 17,000 miles (across 3 states) with all 6 bodies crammed into our amazing (ever faithful) minivan! I’m writing from Las Vegas today & preparing to send out our next NEWSLETTER. We set out on the road from California over 5 weeks ago. We’ve spent 4 weeks in Nevada, taken a week long drive through Arizona, & we’ve been back in LV for almost a week with at least 1 more to go… for a total of 6 weeks, 11 Community meetings & over 7 meetings with individuals – and now I’m wondering if it’s time for new tires!?!?

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