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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pagoda Run

Sorry about yesterdays blog. I should have given you some kind of warning. :) It was pretty gross, but part of the experience. I had to share. :)

I think we climbed around 500 steps. Great work out!
Connie, Will, and Tiffany on their way up.
The other Pagoda on the next mountain. The make the roof to curve up so that when the evil spirits come down they will not be able to come all the way down, but hit those curves and go back up. This culture believes very much in spirits and ancestory worship.
The River.
PingGou. The City. This is just a small section, but the mountains in the distance were breath taking.

After we left the market, we headed up to the Pagoda. N thought we needed some morning exercise. Actually she and the kids climb this several times a week. It wouldn't be too bad once you got your body use to it. It was a long way up. I did ok at first, but then had to stop and rest several times on the way up. :) Guess I should start working out again. ha! Once we got up there it was incredible. You could see the whole city. The mountains are unlike anything you see here. They are all covered in green. Really pretty. We sat up there for a while, and then took some time to pr'y over the city. That was a neat experience. We would have people come up to look at the foreigners while we were pr'ying out loud, but they had no idea what we were saying. :) When we first were led to this county, there were no known believers. Our "club" decided to adopt it and we send teams several times a year to go over and work. As of four years later there are over 200. Father is really working.

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1 comment:

The Garners said...

This is so neat--beautiful photos!

I linked to your blog from Kelly's Korner...I'm not sure if you remember me, but we were at OBU at the same time! Fun to read about your family.