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Christmas 2006 (1/07)

Basketballs bounce in Xi'an

Zhangye, a deeper look (7/06)

China comes to Virginia (7/06)

Winter Conference 

Happy Birthday, Amity, 
Part 1

Part 2 (11/05)

Bringing Sunshine,
Part 1

Part 2 (10/05)

Summer 2005: (7/05)

Needed: China volunteers

Bluefield College in China

Lantern Festival (2/05)

Village of God (2/05)

Summer 2004:

FBC Richmond (5/20)

Opposites attract (5/26)

Mission Impossible (5/24)

Rules for a new mother (10/24)

Brocade Museum (10/24)

Barbara Diggs at NIM (4/4)

Fujian Earthen Houses (2/14)

Zhangzhou Puppets (2/14)

Merry Christmas

JIE's 50th Anniversary

Oral English Competition

Sam's Page

Virginia Baptists arrive for 2002 SEP, Shanghai - Nanjing

Part 2: in Jining, the program begins

Inner Mongolia's grasslands

Baotou and Wudang Temple

Abby and Sarah in Xi'an

Discovering the Nestorian Pagoda

Eating Zongzi June, 2002

Mary Washington comes to China, Part 1
Part 2 May/June 2002

Xi'an May 2002
Terracotta soldiers
   The Nestorian tablet






Basketballs bounce in Xi'an

Six men and women from First Baptist Church, Richmond, brought a lot of joy to about 60 Chinese young people this summer in Xi'an, for a basketball camp project sponsored by the Xi'an YMCA. For four active, hot, sweaty days, the young people, divided into three groups: girls, younger boys, and older boys, were put through their paces by the Virginia volunteers, Buddy, Anne, Cristin, Rebecca, Guy, and John. Following are some photos from one day's observation.

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You can see that the facility is quite nice, though without air conditioning, you can imagine it was quite warm, and that the young people are quite enthusiastic about the opportunity to not only play basketball but to receive the attention, love, and expertise of the American volunteers. The FBC Richmond team made a great impression on the youth who participated and on the YMCA staff. General Secretary Tian said, "The end result of the YMCA's involvement is to spread Christianity; when volunteers bring God's love, it supports the Y's work."