One of the highlights of our time with her was getting to celebrate Chinese New Year together. We started this tradition last year but it was especially fun to have someone Chinese spend it with us. We had so much good food and neat decorations. She showed us how to make dumplings and we showed her how to make fortune cookies (which is totally an American thing by the way)!
We also were priveledged to be able to witness her baptism which happened on Good Friday. It was such a blessing to be able to be a part of the work that God is doing in this young girl's life.
I want to encourage each of you reading this to consider being a part of an International student's life. Whether it is through the friendship program, Intervarsity, or even hosting someone in your home for a semester or two- you will be blessed. There are many students who are so lonely when they come to the U.S. and just by being available to have a student or two over for dinner or to go bowling or shopping with, it means so much to them! And it has lasting impact on your kids as well. This picture is of Fai Ching and her Malaysian friends who are here for 2 years. They have left for the summer, but my hope is that we will be able to connect with them this fall when they come back and hopefully be able to eventually connect with some Korean students too!