May 31 – June 15 Itineration Photos and Mini-caption Reports

For those checking my website to see the most recent updates from my travels, here are photos taken at numerous presentations.

Lancaster UMC:  The one potluck where enough food was sent home to feed my parents and me for 2 days.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Lancaster UMC: The one potluck where enough food was sent home to feed my parents and me for 2 days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Joan Brown's home, Paris IL:  Esther Circle

Joan Brown’s home, Paris IL: Esther Circle:  Cozy early evening dinner, despite the pouring down rain.

Bloomington Normal UMC

Bloomington Normal UMC:  Old friends from my childhood.  Pastor Bert McIntosh and Elizabeth, along with daughter Jenny who babysat me when I was 3.

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UMW dinner at Annual Conference. Carolyn Yockey (to the left) is my itineration scheduler. Great praise sent her way for such a fantastic schedule.

Bloomington Grace UMC

Bloomington Grace UMC:  Rev. Vaugn and Lori Hoffman (to my right) I’ve known since my MIP years in Japan (25 years ago).  None of us have changed. (Ha, ha)

Paris UMC, Esther Circle

Paris UMC, Esther Circle:  Lovely luncheon and relaxing Q & A time

Bridgeport UMC

Bridgeport UMC:  Nice turn-out!

Pastor Wes Wilkey, Champaign Faith UMC

Pastor Wes Wilkey, Champaign Faith UMC:  I haven’t seen Wes since he was fresh out of seminary, 32 years ago, when he was the leader of our district youth mission trip to D.C.

Champaign First UMC

Champaign First UMC:  Time with the kids, making Ping An fans.

Champaign First UMC

Champaign First UMC:  Final craft products were innovative and creative.  Thanks to those who led us in our handcraft venture.

Champaign First UMC

Champaign First UMC:  A large crowd of adults gathered for food and to hear about China.  Quick photo op before everyone dispersed.

Gilman / Ashkum UMC members

Gilman / Ashkum UMC members:  Amazing potluck!  (Thank you for the homemade BBQ pork and fresh apple cake, whoever it was.)

Troy UMC:  After 3 worship services, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., I'm still standing!

Troy UMC: After 3 worship services, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., I’m still standing!

Carlyle UMC: Great questions; wonderful cookies and sherbert punch.

Carlyle UMC: Great questions; wonderful cookies and sherbert punch.

About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.
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