Ping Pong

Most Americans can’t begin to understand how popular ping pong is in China. On China television there is an equivalent to our ESPN, which is called CCTV5. This was by far my favorite Chinese television station, because I love sports, and I don’t speak much Chinese. I...

Long-term Chinese Friends: Walt

In my previous blog about some of my friends in China, I told you about Don. Well, Walt has a similar story, as I met him during my first trip in 2002. Walt would be at the basketball games we played, and at the English Corners. During the English corners, he was...

Long-term Chinese Friends: Don

I wanted to write a blog or two about a couple of my first friends in China. I am thankful to say that we are staying in touch even after 16 years! The first gentleman I want to tell you about is named Don, and I met him on my first trip to China in 2002. We met on...

My First Few Visits

As with any new environment, I had to learn through experiencing my new surroundings when I started visiting the special needs orphanage. Initially, it was hard to notice much more than all of the children requesting my attention, but once I got used to that and the...

The Wall

My last few blogs about the work of Global partners in Life have spoken about the orphans around the city where I taught at a university.  I am very thankful for many teaching opportunities in different cities in China, so now I am sharing with you about another city....