Bamboo Pilgrim


We would like to thank our hosts, Coco and Kiki (and their parents), for welcoming us into their Spring Festival celebration.  They live in Xinyang, Henan, but they grew up in a small village to the NW of Xinyang, about a 45-minutes drive.  It was a beautiful experience, one for which we are deeply grateful.  It reminds us of how Americans celebrate Christmas.  In China, people make the effort to return home,… Read More

Feb. 18, 2015 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year.  2015 is the Year of the Sheep.  Today is also Ash Wednesday in the 2015 Liturgical Calendar of the Church, which began with the season of Advent on Nov. 30, 2014.   The Gregorian calendar celebrates the New Year as beginning on Jan. 1st. The streets of Xinyang are relatively quiet for a city.  Bus and Taxi services are still running,… Read More