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Xining 2010 Summer Camp is GEARING UP!

Submitted by bshearer on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 11:58
We have a fantasitic team put together, classes are coming together, and our anticipation is building.

This is going to be a GREAT camp this year.

I encourage everyone, our followers, our team members, our thoughtful supporters to keep all of us on their minds as we get closer to our departure dates. We need to remember all of our supplies, clothes, money and each other.
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2010 Summer English Camp in Xining China

Submitted by bshearer on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 07:37
Hello everyone!

Are you ready to start tracking our adventures in Xining for the 2010 year? Well, we are getting in gear, getting our ducks in a row, and planning away to try and make this the best Summer Camp ever!

We will have twenty people in our team and we will be having a total of eight classes. In addition we will be continuing to have afternoon activities as well as a couple of late afternoon activities where the familys can come too.
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Xining: We are headed Home

Submitted by bshearer on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 19:24
Well friends we have spent our last day here in Beijing going to the Great Wall, eating at a couple of Chinese restaurants, and shopping at the Pearl Market.
So as you can imagine we spent a fair amount of time of a bus today. So after a several fun debates it was decided that there was no clear winners and “War and Peace” would be a debate.
Breakfast came early and it was most excellent! We have sent our second and third people home (Mary and Faith) and we hope they have traveling mercies placed on them by our like minded friends back home. **...read more »**

Xining: We are now in Beijing

Submitted by bshearer on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 11:31
We are in Beijing now and we are in high gear now doing stuff with the other second session team.
Today, we saw part of the Forbidden City (the rain stopped us) and then we went to a acrobatic show. They were both pretty cool.
Tomorrow we head to the Great Wall and then to the Pearl Market for some shopping.
All are well and a few us are still tired.
Goodnight all!

Xining: Closing Day Ceremonies

Submitted by bshearer on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 04:26
The picture above are most of the kids that participated in this years 2009 Summer English Camp in Xining China. There were over 150 students spread over 9 English classes and 8 afternoon activities.
More pictures are here:
This morning concluded our summer camp. After a speech by Mr. Ah, our students began with Class 1 and showcased what they had learned. Most all of the classes performed English songs and they were very well done. **...read more »**

Xining: Day 9 - Our Daily Quest is Complete

Submitted by bshearer on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 08:05
Today’s picture is Class 9. Faith heads up this crew with Karen and they have an awesome class. Excellent work guys!
In a way it was a sad day. This was our last day of English classes and afternoon activities. We have gotten to know many students and Chinese assistants. For us these are Blessed days. The mood of the camp was incredible. With just a few upset stomachs and not feeling good by a couple of individuals the overall health was great! **...read more »**

Xining: Day 8 - The Light is getting brighter

Submitted by bshearer on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 09:50
The image above is from Class Eight; Nick is the lead with Adriene and Stephanie as assistant teachers. They have done an outstanding job.
Day eight is now behind us. All English classes continued to be executed normally. I sat in one during the telling of an important event in our history and I was quite impressed with how it was laid out and expressed. I even recorded it for future reference.
The afternoon activities also started as normal with the exception of one change but it was handled efficiently and the resulting transitions were seamless. **...read more »**

Xining: Day 7 - Having a Blast!

Submitted by bshearer on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 09:44
We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In many ways we are glad and many more sad because we will have to leave our kids; Chinese kids.
The picture above is from Class 7. Peyton is the lead and Rose is his right-hand person. They are a great team and they have a huge class(24). Believe it or not Control is maintained. Their kids love them and losing focus is not a problem. Keep it up guys!
As I type this I can say this was another great day. The flow was amazing and no transition issues. **...read more »**

Xining: Day 6 - Our Normal Days Return

Submitted by bshearer on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 04:49
After having a difficult day on Friday there is always the thought that is lifted up to assist us to prevent others. Well the answer was today for sure. No problems and all classes operated according to our desires. Thumbs up to the Ws helping us!!!
Class picture for this entry is Class 6. Laura is the lead teacher and you can see Jimmy do an activity on Emotions. Great work guys!
The big thing today would be the carnival later in the evening.
The Carnival was a hit! **...read more »**

Xining: Sunday

Submitted by bshearer on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 18:05
Sunday was a relaxing day.
We met for our usual breakfast of bread and jelly, a hard boiled egg, and a cup of orange juice at 08:00.
At 10:00 we met for our own Service where we studied our Book and we talked about our time at the lamasery. A couple shared their experiences.
We also talked about the coming week and what was ahead.
The rest of the day was free and some went shopping and some went to the Xining Zoo.
We also met some of our students.
More to come as we head into Monday.