Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Final Stretch

Well it's just about time to board another plane heading across the water to Hong Kong!! The past 3 CIs have been full and fabulous! God has shed His blessings upon this trip. I have very much enjoyed my time working with the amazing team of teachers and teaching the adorable children. The kids have been full of energy and excitement which fueled our creative juices in teaching. :) During this trip I have been learning to see and appreciate all the little blessings God brings my way daily. Last week in Kaohsiung I had a few rather energetic children on my team; I found so much joy in spending some one-on-one time with them during sessions. One little girl in particular had a short attention span which provided lots of one-on-one time between me and her. She knew very little English, and I seriously lack in the Chinese department; however, we had many laughs learning new English and Chinese words.

After the Kaohsiung seminar we spent a few days in the mountains of Hualien. We visited the Faith Hope Love Boys Home. It was such a blessing to be able to spend some time playing games with the boys and enjoying celebrating Chinese New Year with them eating hot pot! The last day in Hualin we were able to go to the beach. The Pacific Ocean was incredibly beautiful surrounded by the mountains. I was in awe of the beauty of God's creation! The ride back to Taipei was long and winding, but we managed to pass the time with some bus fun. :) The break has been refreshing and rejuvenating. Now our bags are packed and we're ready to finish strong in Hong Kong! ;)

A few prayer points for this week:
~Safety in travels
~Continued health and strength
~Energy to finish strong
~Open hearts and minds for the children and for each of us as well

Abbi Bergeron