JL's Journal

August 25, 2008

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize?  Run in such a way that you may win.”  (I Cor. 9:24)

Dear NDI Friend and Partner,

If you are like tens of millions of people around the world, you have been watching the “29th Summer Olympics” in Beijing.  I was doing a final recon for a Haitian Church building project in Freeport, Bahamas, when they began.  The Opening Ceremony was absolutely spectacular!  They were truly awesome, stunning, mind-blowing, fantastic, unbelievable and indescribable!  There are just not enough adjectives and superlatives to adequately portray the world class show that the Chinese put on!  They literally “wowed the world!”  Whether you viewed it from the perspective of technology, theatrics, ethnicity, diversity, costuming or pyrotechnics, it surpassed anything the world has yet seen at an Olympic event – or any other event!

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