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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Christmas Spirit is Here
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Recently I got to worship with the Lexington Chinese Christian Church. Their choir sang beautiful Chinese Christmas music. They are a great family of people and so friendly. I even got to teach their English Sunday School class and eat lunch with them after the service. Yesu (Jesus in Chinese) is very real this time of year. I listened to Handel's Messiah all the way home in the car, and it has been in my spirit ever since.
I also got in the Christmas spirit when Clark You and Lilly Li, two visiting scholars from China, came to help us with decorating our Christmas tree. They had never decorated a tree and enjoyed it very much.
We also made pizza together also, so they had a lot of new experiences that night. They are good cooks and decorators as you can see from the pictures. We also went to a musical Christmas program at the First Church of God in Morehead that night. Clark posed with a friend with their huge tree.
Our grandson, Josiah, is old enough to enjoy Christmas this year. He will be the center of attention at our family Christmas tree party.
Christmas shopping online has been fun this year. I have been shopping through iGive.comwhich gives a portion of every purchase to Blessing Hands if you register at the
For a limited time, new members who shop within 45 days of joining will bring an extra $5 donation to Blessing Hands. They let you make a search for the item you want across many merchant sites. You can compare prices and also the % the merchants give to Blessing Hands out of every purchase.
They also have a iGive search link that will give 2 pennies to Blessing Hands every time you search online.
There is a tool bar that you can install that takes you right to search or shopping with one click. Grab the new iGive Toolbar and make sure you never miss out on a donation when you search the web or shop online. I've already made $6.62for our cause in two days. The service is free and will help many charities this Christmas.
St. Alban's Episcopalian Church's College Group
Clark You and I went to talk to the St. Alban's college group about China and Blessing Hands recently. We had a great time sharing pictures and answering questions. Five of them took pen pals and the group will consider sponsoring one of our kids in the future. We enjoyed the worship service and pizza party as well.
We also got to share our mission with the First Church of God of Morehead this year. They are placing us in their mission budget for $500 in support if pledges come in for us.
If anyone wants to invite us to a church or youth group, we would love to share our experiences in China and tell about our Blessing Hands kids.
Blessings to your family this Christmas.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.