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Update from Jill Yutzy on her Mission Trip to China.

As we mentioned in an earlier post, Jill Yutzy left on August 25 for a four week, “Vision Trip to Asia” via Global Tribes Outreach. Jill went with friends, Brandon and Sara, and will be in China and Thailand. The trio will return to the United States on September 30. Jill asked that everyone keep her in their prayers during this month while she is gone.

We recently had this email from Jill’s parents, Gary and Ina Yutzy:

Dear Friends–We got this letter from Jill on Sunday.  So good to hear they are doing okay and things are going well.  You can reply to her, but be careful what you write –no use of God, Bibles, Church, praying (use ‘yarping’ as the code word for praying), etc.  They are in a non-Christian friendly county and this could cause problems.  The ‘gifts’ she refers to are the Bibles they smuggled in, I believe. Thanks for your interest and your prayers!  Gary and Ina”

Jill’s Letter:

“Hey, hey, hey, folks–it’s just Jill reporting from lands afar off! =) Still in one piece. Currently in China and having lots of fun! =) Much laughter going on at the moment, because we’re all so tired that we tend to get a little loopy at times. Good stuff !

“Our experiences so far: There are eight of us with Andrew Gingerich as our edge leader. We hiked a while the one day here in China with our hiking packs loaded.  We were all carrying around 70 or more lbs with our hiking packs full of ‘gifts’ and our backpacks. Waddling away we went. It was quite the sight with eight of us traipsing around with packs on our backs and fronts. Delivering ‘gifts’ went smoothly and was exciting! =D We were all quite relieved when our burden was lighter! We’ve had much tasting of Chinese food and have had some quite interesting items. It’s only begun!

“The squatty potty, I can say, is not on my list of favorites. Ahhh, I got to use a regular commode today and I had to remember how to sit normally. It felt ever so good! Ha,ha =)  Today we came to another friend’s house and then had lunch. Then later this afternoon, we went ‘yarpwalking’ and got some snacks to set us up for our treks. We’re splitting up tomorrow. I don’t know what we’re going to get into, but we’re going out into the villages which should be interesting! Ach, my eyes are going cross-eyed on me and others want the computer so off I go.

“Thanks for all of you who are ‘yarping’ for me. It is much appreciated and I will definitely be needing it some more! He’s been good! =) I’ll talk to you later.

“Just Jill”

If you would like to email Jill and offer her your support, you can send her letters at juzjilly@gmail.com

Remember, leave out any references to Bibles or praying in the emails to keep Jill safe. 

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