Boys play with fireworks during my first Chinese New Year. This celebration lasts for two weeks and is filled with family, food and fireworks. Some Chinese people believe that by shooting off fireworks, they are warding away evil spirits.
A young man in China rides a city bus that is stuck in traffic. I can't count how many hours I've spent on a bus these last six-months. On the bright side, I get opportunities to meet locals and share the Gospel.
A young boy plays a game of tag with his sister. It comforts me to see that children are the same everywhere.
Alexis Frei (name changed) shares with Chiijik, an ethnic Tibetan woman who once persecuted Christians, as her daughter Sonam looks on. (Photo by Kate Weatherly)
Volunteers Alexis Frei, second left, and Eliza Ellis, right (names changed), laugh with Lhakpa, left, Sijok, center, and Sonam, second right, as they make cookies to sell in local markets. (Photo by Kate Weatherly)
Volunteers Alexis Frei, left (name changed), and Eliza Ellis, center (name changed), laugh with Sonam as they make cookies to sell in local markets. (Photo by Kate Weatherly)
Sijok (left), a co-manager of Blessed Hope Nepal, and volunteer Eliza Ellis (name changed) examine a bracelet for quality workmanship. (Photo by Kate Weatherly)