Joy in the midst of adversity

Joy in the midst of adversityWhen we are in China we are amazed at the amount of construction taking place in the area of transportation. There are electric bullet trains that run through rural areas at 180 miles per hour.  As a result of this growth, the government has to acquire land on which to develop these routes. When a property is taken for this purpose, the government grants land to the owners in another area. The picture of this lady with one of her children was taken near the place where the people were laboring to build a new church in the area designated to them.  It is always so rewarding to observe the contentment on the faces of the Christians who joyfully serve the Lord in China. In the midst of what we might consider adversity, they seem to thrive and rejoice in harmony.