Nihao! I'm back from China (a day late due to fog in Shanghai) and promise to do my best to return to the adoption story tomorrow. For today, though, I thought I'd share a few pics from Beijing (I would've blogged from there, but "blogger" and many other free speech related sites aren't accessible on the Chinese internet).
The retreat was awesome. It was provided by a ministry that seeks to help women missionaries thrive on the field. They did a great job caring for us and sending us back out with new strength. I loved worshipping with all my sisters who share the love of Christ all over Asia. Worshipping uninterrupted and without being in charge of the event was a huge gift to me. It was so nourishing to my soul. I, of course, loved every second that I spent with my dear friend Jen Rathmell too. Beijing was, well, let's just say I don't really want to go back. Ever. Unless God Himself asks me to.