More Photos from China and Guatemala
These are shots Joyce took on her camera:
The The Ming Tombs, factories, Great Wall, Olympic Pavillion
The Forbidden City, Old Beijing
Old Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Tientsin
Tientsin, Shanghai, Guatemala
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These are shots Joyce took on her camera:
Dear family, friends and fellow believers,My apologizes for requesting again that you sign another petition but... The save the 911 memorial group is trying to get the "powers that be" to do the right. Currently the first responders will be listed together by their firehouse -- which is one battle that has been won. However, it will not state if someone was a FF. or LT. or Chief or Chaplain. Also the families of the civilians want their love ones listed with their fellow employees. All of cantor fitzgerald's employees need to be listed together so history can remember that one company lost over 600 people. The website explains the current plan and what the families would like to see.I believe that the listing of the names will either teach the truth of that day or in will blur it. If you have a moment please read the information on the website. www.savethe911memorial.comThank you.Ann Van Hine
Jan 27, 2007
(914) 287-7620 or
Last night, when I performed Lazarus by Sean Gaffney (GaffneyInkwell.com) I picked a gal to interact with, based on where she was sitting. She asked me afterward if it was based on her Lazarus story. She was told she'd need heart surgery, but her friends (including Jim & Pat LaBossier, who invited me to perform) prayed for her. When she returned for a presurgery scan the doctor questioned whether he had the right image! He compared it to the scan that convinced him she needed the surgery. He said they looked like two completely different hearts! Praise the Lord, our Healer. Pray for her continued healing as she recovers from the cancer that caused the heart condition.
That story warms my heart now that I'm back in NYC, where the temperature is dropping fast.
Eric Liddell would have been 105 today. I was reminded by one of his students: Dr. Jim hudson Taylor, III, great-grandson of Hudson Taylor, who spearheaded missions in China in the late 1800's. Dr. Taylor saw the play last night for the second time. He brought his wife, Leone, and their grandson. I introduced him to the audience after the show as Jim Hudson Taylor, V, but that's his cousin. This great-great-great grandson of Hudson Taylor is Devin Taylor Alsin. He attends University of Washington in Seattle (the only place I ever came in last in a race: steeplechase against some big schools). Devin is here to study finances for a semester. I was quite honored to hear how much he enjoyed the play. I told the audience that he may not have the name, but I'm sure he carries the mantle to accomplish great things for the Lord.
On January 5 there was an article on Eric Liddell in China Daily. It
A young man recently left the following post on our blog. I wanted to be sure more people saw it, so I'm posting it here:
Zach has left a comment on your post "Amazing Grace opens February 23":
Hi, I'm a 9th grader who is an abolitionist. I'm grateful you're helping educate my generation about God's heart for the oppressed and how we can take our place in history. This is something I care about a lot and speak to students around the nation about. I'm also the student spokesperson for The Amazing Change. One of the things we're trying to do is to get 390,000 signatures on a petition to abolish slavery. Wilberforce was able to do this 200 years ago without technology. I'd appreciate your help. People can sign a hard copy and mail it in (and gather signatures of friends) or they can sign online at www.TheAmazingChange.com.
Freedom. IS 1:17 Zach.
They're celebrating Jessica's 15th birthday. This aftertoon I'm giving them an acting lesson.
Oh, by the way, it's crazy hair day.
This is the first church built in China by Chinese. It was constructed in 1934 in Tianjin, where Eric Liddell taught and coached track, so there's a very good chance he preached here. Though we didn't meet any, we understand some of his former students still attend here.
One of the speakers in Colorado Springs last week talked about being living sacrifices. I'm grateful to be more alive through that kind of death since the ultimate sacrifice has already enabled eternal life!
Joyce recently learned that the average introverted person will influence 10,000 different people in his or her lifetime. Makes you want to consider what kind of an influence you're making.
Okay, now we're directly over the North Pole, but the picture isn't as interesting: It's 5:45 in the afternoon in NYC, 6:45 in the morning in Beijing, and I don't know what time that makes it on the North Pole, but it's dark. No, wait! I see a light. I think it's... Could it be? Yes! I think it's Parka Pete!
That's a character I've done at various kids camps. Pete intends to beam himself to the North Pole but winds up at camp ... dressed for the tundra.
In all seriousness. Joyce and I did take a moment of Hope for the globe from up here. Click "Pry for the World" in the right column to pry for the whole world from where ever you are.
In my play A Clear Leading I tell the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman. When I performed the play at Pocklington School, just outside York, England, instructors there told me that William Wilberforce wrote his first anti-slavery essay the year that Woolman visited York.