Yesterday we went on an expedition. I’d forgotten about expeditions with small children. We took the kids to Chinatown for Bubble Tea this afternoon. It was A MAJOR undertaking ...and they didn't like bubble tea!
We had fun anyway. It just meant changing my expectations – and drinking A LOT of Bubble Tea!
I’ve had a fascination for things Chinese ever since I can remember. Perhaps it began with my mother’s penchant for Chinese Restaurants – we always brought the chopsticks home.
I still love Chinese food (and Bubble Tea!) But my Chinese heritage is much, much richer…
There are the people I never met but who were key in forming my ideals as a teen… Hudson Taylor, Isobel Kuhn, Watchman Nee (although I don’t know what I’d think of him now), my heroines “the China Trio”.
CIM (China Inland Mission) missionaries continued to figure highly in my life as I entered adulthood… “the China Hands” at the OMF Prayer Meetings (all elderly but still so amazing), David Michell of A Boy’s War, … this list could be very long.
There’s much more…. the language (now that’s rich!) which I’ve been studying for four years now, the CIM/OMF archives with the artifacts, old books and “China Millions” magazines.
It’s a rich, rich heritage of faith and beauty.