Each year since 2005, one of our highlights has been to meet with our Nanning Girls-
always in the sunshine,
always in the People's Park
( No, it wasn't raining INSIDE:-)
It was lovely as we entered to see the banner made by our friends in Dunfermline
hanging on the door of the children's room,
symbolising our world, connected by the Cross to bring Hope to China's Children
Our girls have grown up!!!!
Matthew's beautiful wife showing off her "cool wellies"
Matthew- looking not quite as cool in THE HAT!!!!!!
LOVED this photo of one of our girls
showing us the value of the letters and photos exchanged over the many years with her sponsors.
She has copied each one in a book to treasure!
THIS is what we are all about!!!!
Sharing letters with an old friend :-)
As some new girls had come along, and as Lady A was meeting them all for the first time, we spent some time designing our own name cards- but they were for more than just names. Each card had to symbolise "something" about our lives, our hopes and our dreams. We were able to move around and chat to each girl about their lives, and ours - very special
- a sign of how focussed we all were in sharing together, is that we do not have a single photo or video clip of this time. Each girl wrote a question they wanted to ask and we popped it in THE HAT- pulled them out and chatted together about the meaning of life, how to cope and have Hope for the future.
I do wish I had taken notes :-)
We had great fun singing together - not always tuneful, but fun!
This was poignant and beautiful,
in contrast to to the McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken & Pizza Hut song
we sang just before our food came :-)
For the first time ever, it was not practical to go to KFC,
so BIG THANK YOU to Echo and Xiao Ju
who ventured out in the crazy rain and brought KFC and Pizza Hut to us!
And of course to end our day, a good old rendition of Auld Lang Syne, until we meet again !