Categories: China, Faith, Family



I’m bell hopping with Joann in Shanghai and will share more later. This morning in church we weren’t able to sit together. No big big deal. Except that it was (and I know I border sounding like a broken record) so moving I had to hunt for tissues more than once.

“I knew you were crying!” she exclaimed when we reunited after the service.

How could I not?

In part, the service honored those older than 90 years with a number of them having been pastors. What they have lived through and come out with their faith intact …words escape. I want that to be me when I am that age because Jesus is worthy. Oh to have a flower made out of a washcloth pinned to my chest when I’m 95 and still able to join worship … It wasn’t right place to whoop it up, so I wept.

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What moved you this Sunday?


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  1. Shanghai Books | Outside-In October 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    […] read about our morning at the Mo En Christian Church in Shanghai, please see Amy’s post “I Knew You Were Crying!” she exclaimed. It pretty much says it […]

  2. Kristi October 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I’m just going to share my fb post from this morning.

    At a service in Beijing, China, sitting next to an American from Colorado, a Brit opens the service, Africans lead the music (in English, French, and other African languages) , an American raised in Africa but working in Abu Dhabi delivers the message, ending with petitions for Indonesia. PRICELESS! Rev. 5:9

  3. Jolene October 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I got teary-eyed more than once watching ‘Soul Surfer’ for the umpteenth time, in preparation for showing 3 classes of students in my video class in a few weeks! Hopefully they’re as moved when they watch it, and ask me lots of follow up questions in class and afterwards!!!

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      Amy October 22, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

      If only you could see my nieces re-enact it :)! You might laugh and cry. That is a great movie! Will be thinking of you this week!

  4. Becky October 22, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    While singing in the choir, singing about the name of Jesus, watching a friend whose blod clot in his brain and severely impacted vision were miraculously healed, standing with his hands in the air praising God!

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  5. Carol October 22, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    What moved me was: as we were studying God’s attributes: Justice, Wrath, Love and seeing the pic from “The Passion” of Christ on the cross. Our pastor was elaborating on believers not having to experience the wrath of God, but yes His discipline when we are out of line. Just realizing that the Wrath of God was poured out on Jesus so that I will never have to experience it was overwhelming. To think that Love and Wrath met on the cross to save me, a price I will never fully understand and yet I take it so lightly at time. It was very humbling and convicting. He did it for all but only some choose to accept that priceless gift.

  6. kd sullivan October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    This moved me as well. Yesterday, I was moved because I had the privilege of speaking at a church quite different from my own. It moves me to see the different “flavors” God has in His fold! I’m over from Michelle’s today..Hope to see more of you!

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      Amy October 23, 2012 at 5:56 am - Reply

      Yes, it’s the “flavors” and that there are so many more than I realized!! Glad you popped over! Warmly welcome back :)

  7. Cynthia October 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    I would have cried too Amy! As I read your entry I thought of so many faithful brothers & sisters who I have had the privilege of coming to know. There stories are a testimony to Abba. You’re right, Jesus is totally worth it all!!!

  8. Shelly Miller October 23, 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    What a lovely experience you are having there. Bless you Amy, and your tender heart for the Lord.

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