We are excited about our Storyteller Missions team that is serving in China this week! Thank you for your prayers. The following is a brief update that was provided by our team that is on the ground serving and assessing children in China this week. They share below what their first two days of serving has looked like:
"Since we arrived at the orphanage, the pediatrician and developmental teacher have had the opportunity to meet with children, work with staff, and make assessments and the rest of the team have had opportunities to play and love on the children. The staff have been so kind and accommodating. Our team was able to participate in a birthday party that the orphanage staff hosted. The children played with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, beach balls, and balloons. There were smiles and laughter all around and more and more staff joined in on the fun with our team. After singing, the children served cake to our team first and then everyone enjoyed eating together and shared in a beautiful time of fellowship.
Our team was presented with locally made gifts and it has been beautiful to see the work that others are doing to care for orphans. We, in the US, could learn from the facility layout, structure, and rehab rooms available. The equipment is, without a doubt, the best available. There is evidence we are making progress each today- lots of progress. It is clear that our work doesn't end at the conclusion of this trip; it continues, and in some cases, is just beginning.
Please join us in praying for continued favor with the people, strength for our work this week, and that the love of Christ overflows to each person in our path."
We hope to have more photos to share with you soon, but it can sometimes be a bit difficult to get photos from some locations. Thanks again for your prayers for this team, the staff and the children!
#BeAStoryteller on a 2015 trip!