Friday, July 23, 2010

T-8 days until China

If you are getting this in your email, it is because you asked to be updated
on the Shining City Foundation trip to China that Scott Raecker, Emily
Raecker, Brad Peyton, Leslie Peyton, Dan & Deb Timmons and Doug Pals are
taking Aug 1-11.

This should also post to our blog at, so some might be reading
this update there.

This is essentially our final test to be sure our email distribution system
and blog posting by email are working correctly.

Thanks to you all for your interest and 'upward thoughts' about the trip.
This is Doug Pals writing today. We are not sure which member of our travel
team will be writing during the trip or if we all will take turns. Much will
depend on our ability to find a good Internet connection, etc.

Needless to say, we are all excited to get this adventure started and we are
packing in earnest. Thanks to so many that have provided us hats, clothes,
quilts, books and dental equipment to take with us to deliver to friends -
new and old in China. For some of us (me, Emily and Leslie), this is our
first trip; for others (Scott, Dan & Deb, and Brad) they have been multiple
times. All of us are excited about the new opportunities that we might

Blessings to all of you! Be watchful for our next update.