Sunday, July 28, 2013

Relationships are Key to Changing the World

Our work in China through SCF and related projects with Rotary Club of Des Moines AM, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, are based in trusting relationships with caring people.

On Sunday we had a full day of relationship building and site visits with numerous projects we are involved with in the LiJiang area.

We visited the new Education Center that grew from the successful homeschooling of two children to 26 current students from K-12 (US equivalent). The upper grade students will fly to Hong Kong to take their SAT and ACT tests from entrance to US colleges and universities.

We spent significant time with a friend who is helping us facilitate scholarship funding for a blind girl we met at the LiJiang Ethnic Orphanage school many years ago. She is now 16 and in a special school in Kunming and working to be self sufficient.

We met with one of the doctors we put through medical school who has some amazing experiences in life saving medical treatment. She has a dream to build a clinic in a remote area and serve those most in need.

We also went to the market where EVERYTHING you can imagine is sold - and some things you can't imagine.

It was a full day that again brought home the significance of trusting relationships necessary to have a positive impact in the world.

Pictures will follow.