Welcome to our Blessing Hands Blog

Thanks for visiting our website and learning about our charity that helps children in China stay in school.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friendship Camp Starts Soon

Friendship Camp
Students from US and China
    Students are gathering and volunteers are preparing for our summer camp that starts in just a few days in Yangshuo, China We have twenty-five volunteer counselors, translators, teachers, and other staff to serve 12 US students and 48 of our Blessing Hands students. 

     We have had support from sponsors, fellowships, businesses and individuals to pay for the expenses of the camp. Jeff Mattingly and his business has given T-shirts for all of our students in China. The US students are carrying the T-shirts for the students and five water purifiers for the Du'an primary schools. Others have given books, children's gifts, and other items for the camp. We are especially thankful to The Davidson School for their planning, teaching, and scheduling. We will take lots of pictures to share with you. 

   We have college student translators coming from China and Chinese teacher translators coming to help. We are blessed to know so many former visiting scholars, who have been at our local college in Morehead.  They are coming to help. We especially thank Mayor Tan of the Yangshuo Government and the Education Department of Yangshuo County for working with Yaya Luo, our administrator there, to cause this camp to come to pass. It will be at Yangshuo High School. 

I am very thankful for all the people have come together to make this camp a success.