My first trip to China

This is the story of how I first was able to travel to China, and what all transpired on that trip. I can honestly say that this trip changed my life forever.

by Christopher Wray

My big brother Elijah

I loved Elijah. My family loved Elijah too.  He was a guy that swooped into our community and brought laughter and joy to everyone he was around. I remember that at his house, I played his guitar, and started wanting to learn how to play myself. His family had lived in China for a while, and his parents still lived there.  Elijah was full of stories of the huge cities, and amazing culture of China. I wanted to go and see what he spoke about myself.

June 18, 2009

My friends go to China

My friends went with Elijah to China this winter. I was dying to go too but I was 16, and at that age my parents were not comfortable with me going to the other side of the world, so I stayed home and listened to their stories when they came back. It was amazing, and made me want to go more.

February 25, 2010

The exciting news.

Finally, soon after I had turned 19, Elijah and his wife Melanie had decided to move to China. They were planning to live with Elijahs parents for a time, and study Chinese. They needed help carrying luggage with them as they made their move. I am not sure if I offered first, or they asked, but after Elijah spoke with my parents, they agreed that I could take the trip. I was so excited.

May 06, 2012

To be continued!

I can't wait until I get to share with you the rest of this journey. Come back soon!

August 09, 2020

My first trip to China