Day Trip to Macau

Mark writes:

We’re still thinking about the bus crash and reminded today that we don’t know what’s going to happen. We do hope, though, that today is the day we get to enter the Chinese mainland! This will be my 2nd time there, but the first for my wife. We’re planning on taking a train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen this afternoon and then a taxi to our friends’ house in Shenzhen. We’ll be visiting some wonderful Chinese friends whom we originally met in Louisville. We haven’t seen them since last year, I believe.

A few days ago Jennifer and I took a boat to Macau. It was rainy like always (this past month Hong Kong broke their record for their rainiest month ever recorded) but we wanted to take a day and see Macau while we were here. The ocean was kind of rough and it made for a miserable hour and a half ride for Jennifer, who gets dizzy and nauseous on boats sometimes.

Macau is a neat place – it was a Portuguese colony and has a big blend of cultures and people. We enjoyed walking around Portuguese churches and eating egg tarts and other snacks that were comfort food for Jennifer and a little strange for me (But most of it was tasty!).

St. Dominic’s Church

Ruins of St. Paul

One thing I really wanted to do in Macau was find Robert Morrison’s grave. And I’m happy to say that we were successful – it’s not too hard to find. There is a Protestant cemetery here with the graves of foreign Christian workers, serviceman, government workers, and others. Robert Morrison was the first modern miss. to China, the first person to translate the Bible into Chinese, and the first to write a Chinese-English dictionary. He’s one of my heroes and I’m so happy that we were able to visit his grave and be thankful for how he used his life. His wife’s grave next to his was a testament that they served long and faithfully through many trials. He continued on 13 years after she was gone.


3 thoughts on “Day Trip to Macau

  1. That bus accident sounded pretty awful. I am glad that the two of you are OK, but it certainly does remind us that we don’t know if we will be able to take the next breath – every moment is a gift from God!

    Glad to hear that you got to do some sightseeing along the way to China – what a great opportunity for you both. We are praying for you and the work that will be coming in the future months. We look forward to what God will do in and through you.

  2. Hey Mark! This is Joe. We’ll see you soon in H City!

    By the way, we really really REALLY need your itinerary. Please mail it to Julie and I. It is difficult to know who is arriving/leaving when, and what to plan.

  3. nice pictures, Mark!! and i feel that i’m just so ignorant coz i’ve lived in Macau for 17 years and i’ve never been to robert morrison’s grave ever..

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