Monday, March 23, 2009

End of DTs

Friends and Family
What an incredible three months it has been for the Trowbridge family! We have lived and studied and worked in an international community of people from all walks of life. As I looked out on the children's playground today, just from one vantage point I could see kids representing Norway, England, Hungary, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and the U. S. Added to these countries representing our community here at Kona are Ghana, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Canada, Samoa, Hawaii.

This mix of the worlds nations has shown us many, many things of significant value- not only causing a makeover of our world view, but also revealing God's plan to strengthen families and communities. In the uncertain days ahead, we believe that values in the world will be severely tested for their reliability in bringing lasting hope to the peoples of the Nations.

The three of us are packing up our suitcases once again as we head to Dalian, China for two months. We will be working with a team of about 20 others (including another family with two teens) on several possible projects alongside the Chinese. It will be a time of learning from the Chinese people and an opportunity to serve the international community in that area of the world.

We appreciate all of your prayers thus far in our journey and we ask for your continued prayers as a family and travel team!

Love you all
Russ, Lori, and Lian

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Getting ready for China

Hello friends,
Russ, Lian and I are getting ready to leave for Dalian China on Weds. We are very excited and looking forward to the opportunities awaiting us there. We will have limited access to communication, some of the things we will be doing is teaching English, working at a children's home and helping our leaders in China. Thank you for all your prayers. We will be back in Kona on May 24th and then home to California June 1, 2009. Will update the site at that time.
Love to you all
The Trowbridges
Larry, Russ, Lian, Lori and Patricia in Kona