It's Ali, filling in for Diana tonight. :)
As most of you know, this is my first time in China! I am soo excited and having a great time!
Today, we met with the CCAA all day. Our first stop was to meet with the women from the Raising Children Department. Aleda and I spent some time here showing the videos Diana and MAA families prepared for Camp Ox. The women loved them and were very impressed with MAA's organization! (Sara, your name tags were a hit!)
While Aleda and I were here, Diana was two floors up, learning how to use the Online shared list for special needs. She says there are 344 SN children on this list waiting for families!
After lunch, we met with Mr. Lu, the head of the CCAA and two other VIP Directors. They were all very interested and impressed to see what MAA has planned for the camp, especially since MAA is the first agency to have a camp like this.
Next, we met with Bridge of Love to discuss Heritage tours. They showed us a beautiful video they had made which highlighted the first ever Reunion Heritage tour. It was held this past November and from the footage looked like a huge hit! Diana will be posting more info about what these Heritage Tours entail later on.
Our day ended with a traditional Chinese neck, back and foot massage! It was AMAZING! According to Diana it was "Heaven"; definitely a great way to end the day!
As you can see, today was another very long, but very successful and exciting day! Aleda and Diana have left me and gone to bed. We have another long day tomorrow since we will be doing some sight seeing in the morning, then heading to the Tianjin Orphanage around 12pm.
Talk to you all soon!