Happy Easter…My first Holiday in China

Easter Dinner in China. Don't you love the lilies?

Easter Dinner in China. Don’t you love the lilies?

This  is my first holiday away from the USA. I was  feeling a bit lonesome  for  America and  my home  church. God  is  with me  everywhere though and When I prayed to him this  morning and read his word, I felt  a sense of peace and his love washed over  me. You are never  alone  when you have God’s love. However I still want a puppy!!! That would be  very awesome.

I wish there  were  foreign teachers that  were  my age and  singletons  like  me. I have to  get out  and  explore Nanchang but I have  no sense of direction and  will probably get utterly lost. I guess I want a partner in crime, who knows  maybe next years crop of  foreign teachers will bring  me a gal pal.

I have  met some amazing people in China like Joel, Lulu, Ron, Bai Qing, Dawn, Sean, Keith,Jessica and Jonathan. They have become good friends  as  well as spiritual supporters  for me.

i have  met English professors Lily and Andy(Andy is  really cute) that I hope  we  can become  better friends. I would love  to hang out  with those two but I live in the boonies. Maybe one day I can suggest an outing. I  just have  to reach out to people more. On this day, I reflected on Jesus’ love for us  and I realized that I have been hiding my glory, due to fear of  rejection. My greatest  gift is my love  for others.

photo courtesy of www.crpuppylove.comI want a teddy bear puppy to love!!!

photo courtesy of http://www.crpuppylove.com
I want a teddy bear puppy to love!!!

This Easter Sunday, I spent the more in fellowship with my new  spiritual family. I have to say, I really love that God placed these people in my life to help me grow. I am the type of Christian who thrives on fellowship. I like to worship in a group setting, prayer is  more powerful in numbers. I also like  my time  alone with God  as well.

This Sunday Lulu spoke on love. She  did  a great job and  spoke  from her heart. I just love Lulu she was not a Christian all her life. This sermon made  me realize how much Jesus loves us all. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross.

After service, Dawn made a an Easter lunch. This was my first western meal since I came to China. I had ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and  cheese, broccoli and bread, There were also baked beans. It was so good, I tried  not to eat too much since I am losing weight in China. I didn’t take  leftovers. Dawn and  Sean have a rarity in China, they have an oven!!!. I should have taken a picture of their oven!

Easter lunch courtesy of Dawn :)

Easter lunch courtesy of Dawn 🙂