Day 2: Opening Up to What I knew I had

Day 2 here in Xizhou, today was probably an sipirutally eye-opening day. Today In the morning we went to an amazing Bai made church in Dali. After mass the priest stated himself (an american priest) that the church was one of the last original non-reconstructed buildings in Dali. The church look like a blue temple from far away, but when next to or infront you came to realize that the structure was a church. It had the usual cross on top and when look into detail the animals on the sides which looked like the usual dragons where actually the lamb of god. Even though I could not understand the mass until I read the gospel and reading from a bible I came to realise that religion and for me god is everywhere. This expiernce has made my faith greater and closer to god himself. These people in a small city in CHINA belived in the same as I did! These people, these happy, great people all came together to praise what they have and so did I. All the members attendeing the mass new why they where there and continiued their usual praising without changing the way of doing this "meeting" due to having a group of strangers coming in. And now I thank Xizhou for generating a closer relationship with faith and trust in these two wonderful days I've spent here.

Hello my name is Jorge. I am a student in the 9th grade at SAS Pudong. I am Mexican and have lived in five different countries which are: Mexico, Czech Republic, Germany, Brazil and China. I am 14 years old and I am super excited to help anyone going to Xizhou by participating in this great opportunity called Microcampus. I went to Xizhou in April-May 2013 and if anyone has questions be sure to ask me. I have five different people in my family, my father, mother, older sister, younger brother and myself.