Thursday, January 31, 2008

China Here I Come!!

I have decided to take an adventure with my father this upcoming May. We are off to China!! I can't even believe I am going out of the country for my first time... and it is to China of all places. My dad has gone on many humanitarian trips to places that include; Peru, Hondurus, Indonesia, and Russia. He and I decided to add China to that list. My father and I will depart for China land on May 23rd and will be there for 10 days. After the 18 hour flight (that is the part I don't even want to think about) we will start working 5 days in a town called XuChou which is outside of the city SuQain. There are 4,000 orphans in this place and that is where our work will come in. The team going to China is mostly made of dentists, oral surgeons, hygenists, and me!! I will be helping in the schools and orphanges teaching personal hygiene and just playing with these kiddos. I may also be assisiting the dental procedures. We will help train dentists there on the latest technologies and help in any way we can. We will be able to travel and do sight seeing while visiting this part of town. I am crossing my fingers that we get time to see Hong Kong and other nearby cities and also the tera cota (spelling?) soliders. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and more importantly than touring the sites, is the opportunity to help a place and people in need. I cannot wait!!

4 comments:

Jonna & Eric said...

yeah china! I went there in 2000 to teach english! I loved it. Especially the traveling...i hope can get that in. The terricota warriors you will love. Try to get to the great wall! Can't wait to see pics

The Peterson's said...

That sounds like so much fun! Can I come too. I really wish I could. Enjoy!

Laura T said...

That is awesome! It sounds like a fun trip with a neat purpose- you'll have to take tons of pictures to post when you get back, so then we can all be truly jealous!

Danielle said...

How cool! I'm jealous! Take lots of pics.