Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year! :) We began the day with a trip to Starbucks, well, some of us, at least, before devotions. We talked about the Holiness of God and how to live a holy life wholly dedicated to God.

After devotions we had a time to get ready and then we were off on a shopping adventure in Damshui! :) The girls jumped on the MRT for a 30 minute ride while the boys went bike-riding somewhere.

Our MRT ride involved talking, picture taking, and sight-seeing out of the windows. :) When we arrived in Damshui we split up in groups and went on a shopping spree! :)

We had fun jumping from shop to shop while enjoying different foods along the way. Fried octopus or squid (Sophia wasn’t sure which it was), boiled birds eggs, dumplings, candied strawberries and cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, and deep fried sweet potatoes, were some of the foods I tried. Most of it was really good especially the sweet potatoes! They were amazing!! The boiled birds egg and candied tomato were not so good. :P

So we spent the afternoon shopping, talking, walking and taking pictures. It drizzled on us some but I found it refreshing. :) After shopping we met back up and hopped on the MRT to head back to Taipei.

We began packing for Hong Kong when we got back to the hotel. After some packing, we headed to the Chen’s apartment for a pizza dinner. :) I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated pizza so much. :) We also enjoyed fruit and soup.

We then played some games and enjoyed felloshipping and singing together. We learned a Chinese New Year song and another song based on Psalm 103, in Chinese, of course.:) That was fun! :)

We headed back to the hotel and packed some more, weighed our suitcases and packed in props wherever they would fit. :) Eventually, we ended our exciting and adventure-filled day by going to sleep to the sound of fireworks. :)

I’m so glad that I have been a part of this CI team! Not only is God doing wonders in the kids’ lives, but I know He is working in each of our hearts as well. Learning more about the many names of God has been enlightening. God is doing wonders here and I am excited He has chosen to use us as His servants! I’m looking forward to seeing him do many great things here in Taiwan and in Hong Kong.

Abigail Bergeron


Anonymous said...

So good to hear from you, we will continue to pray for the health of the team. Love you, Mom