In case you missed us, we've taken a break from blogging to . . .
1. orient ourselves to Hong Kong time zone
2. catch up with friends
4. visit the hospital (7 times in 1 week for an infected foot)
5. celebrate Jason and Mike's 32 birthday
6. orient ourselves to America time zone
7. soak in God's presence
8. bond with family
10. sit on cushy couches
Three continents in one month has taken a bit of a toll, but we are just about feeling like ourselves again. We've also been given various opportunities to share our experiences in youth groups, women's groups and sunday school classes. It has been a bit challenging at times to put all that we experienced into words, but these sharing times are helpful in our own personal processing.
I read this verse today from 1 Sam. 2:8, "He lifts the poor from the dust-- Yes, from a pile of ashes-- And treats them as princes sitting in the seats of honor." God's heart for the poor blows me away. That he would treat the poor and rejected like royalty! Although we are now in the "land of plenty" we are asking God to show us the poor and broken in our midst. Sometimes it feels easier to love a dirty orphan in rags than the slightly awkward person in line at the grocery store. But we continue on this journey of asking God, "what does love look like" to people in America.
In the meantime here are some faces that I can't leave behind . . .