Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Jersey--->New Jersey

One of the exciting part about travel with no plan was..... you never know what will happen next!
Just like me, crashing into a wedding without knowing who is the bride and bridegroom, awesome~
Hahahaha...So, while I was in New Jersey, Pastor Jonathan and his wife have to attend a camp in Philadelphia, 
they planned to take me along with them, but because I decided to fly to LA on the day they come back from camp, 
and I don't want to make them rush for that, so is better I just stay back in New Jersey. I planned to stay somewhere else, 
but they worried about me and my safety, so, they contacted their friend, Jerry whom we met in Lifegame, 
and served together too, asked him take care of me.
They are too nice! So, in the end, I stayed at his house for three days, and get to know his sister, Dani.
They decided to take me with them to attend a wedding on Saturday, and I was able to help and join them for the wedding dinner!
We attend church service the next day and went shopping together with his sister!
This is definitely out of my expectation! Anyway, I got more new friends now from New Jersey~ hahaha

哈哈哈.....故事就发生在New Jersey,由于秋牧师和师母要到Philadelphia参加营会,原本打算把我也带过去。
但是因为我决定在他们回来的那一天飞去LA,想说怕令他们的行程太赶,我就决定留在New Jersey。
完全没想到事情会这样发展!不管怎样,我现在在New Jersey又多了一些新朋友啦!哈哈哈
Ohya, this is Jerry! Thank you so much!!! hahaha

New York--->New Jersey


Met pastor Jonathan and his wife while I participated as a volunteer for the previous Lifegame
in California. Had the opportunity to visit them and stay at their house for few days. Pastor
Jonathan just returned from Xinjiang, China, and I just came back from East Asia, so we both
were at the same jet lag moment, and adjusted from that together. We eat and sleep, woke
up and eat again, like pigs. His wife cooks great food, so I was really enjoyed the chill time
while staying at their house. There was one-day uncle Ming Fa took us out for lunch, I met
him from Lifegame too. Eat and chat, we talked about coffee ministry, creative ministry, and
the ministry the plan to start in Xinjiang. He was amazed after he heard my ideas on ministry,
and encourage me to join them and go to Xin Jiang, hahahaha! I've never been to Xin Jiang,
so, it was really tempting. Well, we'll see! You never know.

East Asia--->New York


After came back from East Asia, I stayed in New York for a day or two, but because I was still having jet lag, so I don't really want to go out
However, there was one day I went out with friends at 1 am to New York Times Square, walking in the streets, eating hot dogs, enjoying the night.


There was another day, I have the opportunity to visit Columbia University, also participated in their campus Chinese Bible study, and met some new friends.
Ohya,  some scenes from the old Spider-Man movie was taken in this university!
We also went into his classroom and have a look! Hahaha






Lot of people curious about my trip to East Asia,
curious what I did there, where I visited, how and so on.
Actually, these are not that important, the important thing is what have I learned there. 
We build up an interactive relationship and because of that, it makes my trip memorable and meaningful.

Remember a girl I met, she always wearing a pair of big black glasses as if it could cover her whole body.
Glasses and her size formed a strong contrast, besides that, there is an eye-catching pair of cheek on the dimples,
She is so sweet, having a pistachio character, always surround by lot of friends,
but during our one-on-one conversation, she exposed the other side of her.
Her parents divorced when she was very young, and while she was still in high school, her parents had died of cancer.
She is eager to be loved, eager to be concerned, eager to be valued,
But also lost in the midst of eager.

I remember when she narrated all these, her eyes filled with tear as if the accumulation of long-standing mood can not vent.
I gave her a hug, and be her listener, she hugged me, she told me that she had never mentioned it with others, and neither her longtime friend.
My heart was worried, really feel sorry for her.

But at the same time, I found optimistic and strong that came from her. 

Whether the journey pace is fast or slow, or how many places you visit are not important, it is important that where you lay down your heart and feelings in it.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Together we make a family

Together we make a family.

Found another family during my trip to East Asia, 
we love, we play, we learn, we share, we laugh, we fight, 
together we gain all great memories. 
I learned a lot from each of them, not only physically but also spiritually: 
from Logan, I learn to trust God's plan;
from Jillian, I learn to smile in every situation;
from Courtneigh, I learn to be humble, effective and patient;
from Maddison, I learn to be brave in every challenge;
from Savannah, I learn to be caring and loving;
from Bethany, I learn to show enthusiastic and friendly to everyone;
from Jacob, I learn to be compassionate to others;
from Roy, I learn to be a good listener and a supporter;
from Isaiah, I learn to be thoughtful and strong.
I'm so grateful for all of them, feel so blessed to know them and be part of the family!
Can't wait to meet ya'll soon!!!

Rooftop Ochestra

Let the music dance like magic, not only release ourselves, it also has the power to reforms the city, and also restore the world. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How's your day?

Please don't have a nice day, 
have a day that matters,
have a day that's true, 
have a day that means something.