Our verse since our adoption journey began:

James 1:27 - "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."

Rachel's Referral Photo

Rachel's Referral Photo

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Itinerary in China

The following is what we'll be doing in China for 2 weeks. We just got our itinerary today, so we thought we'd share so you also know how to pray specifically for us while we're there. (There is a 13-hour difference!) We hope you'll pray for us during this trip, as well as for the safety and great behavior of our boys while they stay here with their grandparents! :-) Don't forget to pray for the sanity of my parents while they care for them (homework, sports, etc.). Thank you Mom and Dad!!!

Sept. 2 - Depart for Beijing
Sept. 3 - Arrive in Beijing late at night!
Sept. 4 - Beijing sightseeing with our travel group (other families who are also adopting).
(Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace)
Sept. 5 - More sightseeing: Church service, Great Wall
Sept. 6 - Fly to Shanghai in the A.M., MEET RACHEL YONGSHA IN THE AFTERNOON!!
(As far as we know, they bring her to our hotel.) This is what is called "Gotcha Day!"
Sept. 7 - Civil Affairs Appt.
Sept. 8 - Sightseeing and shopping
Sept. 9 - Sightseeing and shopping
Sept. 10 - Fly to Guangzhou for Consulate Appt. and paperwork
Sept. 11 - Rachel's medical exam
Sept. 12 - Sightseeing and shopping
Sept. 13 - Consulate paperwork
Sept. 14 - Consulate Appt.
Sept. 15 - Consulate Oath-Taking Ceremony
Sept. 16 - Get Rachel's visa. Depart to Hong Kong.
Sept. 17 - ARRIVE HOME!!!


  1. Busy, busy, busy!!! Praying traveling mercies! Have fun! Can't wait to see my new cuz!!