The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2:8 (NASB) The Yu Garden is an oasis in Old Shanghai built first in 1559, and has been a part of Chinese history of war from the Opium War to WWII when the Japanese damaged it. The … Continue reading Yu Garden Oasis
Jeremiah 52:7 “Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled. They left the city at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians were surrounding the city.” Shanghai is an ancient city now bustling as one of the largest cities in China with a population of 24 million in 2017. It … Continue reading Shanghai Treasures
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Jonah 3:3 “Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it.” (NIV) Modes of transportation are what connect communities, people and culture. We took planes, floated in boats, and traveled in vans, walked miles, private cars, and now the Bullet Train from Chengdu … Continue reading Chongquing, China – 30 Million People! Never heard of it?
Mark 16:17-18 “ And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (NIV) After … Continue reading Coffin in the Kitchen
Psalms 98:8 “Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;” (NIV) There is a quiet peace when we are on, near, or in water. People took selfies with the stunning background scenery of the Li River. Chinese people were posing for pictures and were dressed in all their finery. The navigation through … Continue reading Li River, China and Four Things for Luck
Psalms 128:2 “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” (NIV) Guilin, China is a small city by China standards with only 1 million people and after Beijing and Xian, it felt quiet and empty. The Li and Peach Blossom Rivers converge with four lakes and we are greeted with stifling … Continue reading Guilin Cave, Pearls, River and Luck
Ezekiel 27:24 “In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.” (NIV) Xian Mosque and Market Bazaar was a cacophony of color. Calligraphy, art, t-shirts, purses, fancy lacquered chopsticks, embroidered shoes, Buddhist tasseled offerings, bells, and colorful kites were displayed in mass quantities. … Continue reading Marketplace Xian
Nehemiah 6:15-16 “So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” (NIV) The City Wall of Xian, China is wide and … Continue reading City Wall of Xian – Exercise