"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Tomorrow morning, January 29th at 4:00am we will be loading the kids into the van and driving to the Des Moines airport to fly to the other side of the world to bring home our baby girl! The next time I blog I will be in China. We will be meeting Lilyia Sunday evening at 8:00pm (US time), but it will be Monday morning at 10:00am China time. Here is our itinerary while in China. Thanks to everyone for your prayers, we greatly appreciate them! We will be checking e-mail while in China, but the only e-mail address we will be able to check is johnpchristen@msn.com

The itinerary for family Christen adopting Xu Chunxin

Jan.31: Arriving in Nanning by HO 1171 at 11:30
Staying at the Mingyuan Xindu Hotel in Nanning
Feb.01: Meeting baby
Feb.02: Registration and Notary
Feb.03: Local sightseeing (Museum)
Feb.04: Local sightseeing (Qing Xiu Hill and People’s Park)
Feb.05: Local sightseeing (Zoo)
Getting passport for Xu ChunXin
Flying from Nanning to Guangzhou by the flight ZH 9604 (1840/ 1950)
Staying at the White Swan Hotel
Feb.06: Taking picture and medical check for Xu ChunXin
Feb.07: Local sightseeing (Liu Hua Lake Park)
Feb.08: Applying for ChunXin's visa at 10:00 a.m.
Local sightseeing (Pedestrian Street)
Feb.09: Attend swearing ceremony
Feb.10: Getting visa
Local sightseeing (Six Banyan Tree Temple)
Flying from Guangzhou to Beijing by a late flight
Feb. 11th-Fly Home


  1. i pray that you have a safe trip and that you and the children all endure the travel well and that everyone is healthy and in good moods! i pray for sweet lilyia, that God would prepare her heart for this moment and also your families hearts. i pray for as smooth of a transition as possible and that God's peace will continually calm each of your hearts, especially all of the children, especially lilyia.

    can't wait to hear all about it!!

  2. praying for a safe trip....can't wait to see you blog from China! :)

  3. Safe travels!! Can't wait to follow along!