China Mission Trip: Day 1
After a 16 hour flight from Newark and 24 hours of traveling, we arrived finally to the YMCA at about 10 pm local time on Saturday. Needless to say, we were exhausted! Fortunately, we found out we weren’t leaving for Hengyang until Monday. Team China was lucky to site see all over Hong Kong on Sunday. We met with our team for orientation and dinner, our last American-like meal including pasta and pizza!
We are bound on a coach tomorrow for 4 hours and then on a high speed train for 2 hours (250 miles/hour!). Our team is made up of people from Canada, Australia, and England.
During the following days in Hengyang, we will be working with the children in ICC (International China Concern) and the Chinese welfare center. It sounds like every effort we make will be rewarded with a child’s progress. Our team leader has stated that in each visit a team makes, the children develop significantly. We are excited to share our talents and make a difference in these children’s lives.
Things we learned about Hong Kong:
1) The scaffolding is made of bamboo,
2) The spoken language is Cantonese,
3) How to say thank you is phonetically pronounced “mmmm goi”
4) The American dollar is worth approximately 7 Hong Kong dollars.