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The True Journey begins! These past few days have been amazing. She is so eager and so hungry to figure out all that she's experienced these couple weeks together. She tries to speak English and I know she has a long way to go but we are able to communicate more and more each day.
One of the shop workers told Arielle about Jesus the other day. She was so receptive although stills doesn't understand fully. She gave her a Mandarin Bible yesterday :) Early on with this adoption the Lord put on my heart that He would restore to Arielle "what the Locust have eaten". As I stood in Starbucks on Tuesday, that scripture came back to me...I could really sense God doing something in her that moment. We walked down the street to a little shop called "A Gift From China" (You got to go there if you are on the Island-my favorite store!!!) It was there that she was told about Jesus :) and was given a Bible. I'm so glad we went there that very moment. There was no one else in the store and she spent a lot of time telling her the Gospel. And what to expect when she gets back home.
I do see how God is working on her heart already. How far she has come! She has a servants heart. Kind. Always thinking about the other person. Eager to help ANYONE! And not shy at all :) God is going to do mighty things with our Lioness!
The Visa appointment went well and now we are all set to go home...
We went on a Pearl River Cruise and had dinner a few nights at a Cantanese/Thai restaurant nearby. It was really good and I highly recommend it. I forgot to get pictures. We had our Traditional red couch photo...but no traditional dress for my girl :) The White Swan looks the same, beautiful.
We will begin our journey home at 5:45 am friday China time (5:45pm Thursday afternoon NJ time)Love you all and I'm so ready to come home! I will post a few pictures of the Hotel room in the next post if anyone is interested...next stop...HOME!