Hello Dali, ready or not, here I come. . .
Apr 23, 2008
I can’t believe in 7 more days I’ll be leaving my home and move to China for 3 years. A lot of people have been asking me how I feel about this whole moving to China thing. To be honest with you, I don’t think it hit me yet!! But I’m sure when I drive to LAX, I’ll realize I’M LEAVING LA.
I have to say, packing for 3 years is not easy. Especially when I’m only allowed to bring two 50 lb. suitcases and 1 carry-on, I really have to think through what I’m going to bring with me. But I’m thankful to have understanding parents; they let me turn the guest room into a packing room.
After my commissioning service, a friend of mine (non-C) asked me, “Jamie, why are you going to China? This is crazy!” I said to her, “Cuz I don’t want a big fish to swallow me. I don’t want to smell like a fish!!” I have to say, I still have no idea what Dad’s going to do in my life for the next 3 years, but I know I’m not the first one. One of the things that I learned is just trust and obey. The little boy who gave the disciples his lunch – 5 loafs of bread and 2 fish (John 6:1-14), I’m sure he didn’t know what’s going to happen, but he offered the little things he had to Jesus and Jesus made it big. This is my prayer: Father, please take the little faith I have and make it big.
After spending about almost 2 years in preparation, I will be leaving on Tuesday, April 29 at 1:40 am. I want to thank each and one of you for walking with me in this journey of serving the people in Dali. Thank you for your love and support, I will miss you very much.
Mini vacation I had before I leave for China.
A smooth commissioning service 2 Sundays ago
God’s awesome timing
God provide the visa for me to enter China in the last minute!!
Good health (still have one more dose of the Rabies shot (no side effects like the last 2 doses)
Have closure with friends and family