Saturday, December 13, 2008

The best four months

Words cannot describe what an incredible four months that I have had here in China. I came with a purpose and I truly feel that I have accomplished that purpose. These children have the light of Christ in them! I truly love them as if they were my own children. I feel like my heart has grown beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I could feel my Saviors love for them pouring through me. I am so glad that I could be a part of their lives for this short time frame. As much fun as I have loved traveling and doing crazy things in China, in the end, it was all about these sweet children. The girls and I missed them so much when we were away from the school. I love them so much. My heart is broken, as it was the first time that I came to China. I have now had two opportunity's to spend time in China, fall in love with the Chinese people, their culture, and their children. I am so blessed! I know that many of these children will one day accept the message of the restored Gospel and I look forward to the wonderful reunion I will have with them in heaven. I hope that I can never forget the things that I have learned here in China. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this opportunity that I know is once (or twice:) in a lifetime! It was very last minute and spur of the moment but has turned into another life changing experience. 

Wo ai Zhong Gou!!!

(I love China!)

Our Christmas Performance!

The kids performed so well for their parents! The months of practicing paid off big time! They really did so well. I want to stuff them all in my suitcase and have them stay with me forever. We taught each class a christmas song and dance that they performed. I also picked 4 kids from each class and taught them the Twas the Night Before Christmas poem. I was running the show so I was pretty busy but I loved being able to watch the kids do so well!! I Love them!! 

Just before our program! The room was decorated so cute! Wow, we are such great teachers. 

They had us put makeup on all of the kids! They were so cute!! It was so fun to put eye-shadow on the boys. They looked like little China Dolls. 

This is eating our last breakfast. Yay for Rice porridge- aka mushy rice and water.