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


Steve T said...

Hi Dad,
Happy birthday! Sorry it is a bit late. Good luck on your trip and I hope you make progress toward achieving your goals! Take care, and love to Lori and Lian.
Bon Voyage,
Love Steve

Gaylen said...

Hi All,

I miss you so much. I am so grateful for all you do in His Name.

Love, Blessings and lots of hugs,