Other Sheep in
CHINA 2010
  • CHINA 2010:  Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hainan, Beijing
  • INDIA 2010:  Bangalore, Trivandrum, Alleppey, Cochin
Day
of Trip

Date

Day

Happenings
1
Aug 19
Thursday
  • Arrive late night at Beijing airport (connecting flight from India was
    grounded in Chengdu because of heavy raining)
  • Felix is waiting for us in airport
  • Luggage did not arrive from Chengdu
  • Steve, Jose and Felix find a hotel (very, very late at night)
2
Aug 20
Friday
  • Search for better housing (move to Howard Johnson)
  • FIRST MEETING WITH THE GAY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, in the  
    evening, in the group leader's home (Steve, Jose and Felix)
3
Aug 21
Saturday
  • Search for less expensive housing; find youth hostel
4
Aug 22
Sunday
  • ATTEND LGBT CENTER EVENT FEATURING A PANEL ON LGBT
    CONCERNS (Steve, Jose and Felix)
  • See briefly LGBT Center (and then go to event)
  • Meet and travel with Fan Popo, Exec. Dir. of LGBT Center to
    event
  • Meet Bin (former LGBT Center Exec. Dir.) at event
  • Make new contact with LGBT gay Christian (Walter) with whom
    we spend time later during our stay; he had became a
    Christian while still accepting his sexual orientation but during
    his college years Campus Crusade told him he could not be a
    gay Christian; this threw him into a tail-spin over his views on
    Christianity
  • Go to diner with Popo and others from the event
5
Aug 23
Monday
  • Tour the Forbidden City (Steve and Jose)
  • HAVE DINNER AND VISIT IN THE HOME OF VAL, COLLEGE
    PROFESSOR AND MEMBER OF THE GAY CHRISTIAN
    FELLOWSHIP (Steve, Jose and Felix)
6
Aug 24
Tuesday
  • HAVE LUNCH WITH VAL (Member of Gay Christian Fellowship)
    AND TOUR WITH VAL TIAN'AN MEN SQUARE (Steve, Jose and
    Felix)
  • HAVE DINER WITH VAL AND TWO GAY CHRISTIANS, college age
    men also FROM THE GAY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (Steve, Jose
    and Felix)
7
Aug 25
Wednesday
  • Tour Temple of Heaven (Steve and Jose)
  • HAVE DINNER WITH WALTER, gay Christian who was set back by
    Campus Crusade's homophobia (Steve and Jose)
8
Aug 26
Thursday
  • Tour Confucius site (Steve and Jose)
  • ATTEND ENGLISH CLASS AT BEIJING LGBT CENTER (Steve, Jose
    and Felix).  To diner afterwards with English teachers - an American
    and Englishman.
9
Aug 27
Friday
  • Tour China Wall (Steve and Jose)
  • HAVE DINNER WITH POPO (Exec. Dir. of LGBT Center) AND
    ANOTHER (Steve, Jose and Felix)
10
Aug 28
Saturday
  • PRESENTATION ON EX-GAY MINISTRIES WITHIN AMERICAN
    EVANGELICALISM at LGBT CENTER (Steve, Jose and Felix)
  • Steve presenting, Felix translating
11
Aug 29
Sunday
12
Aug 30
Monday
  • RETURN WITH KARL AND HIS BOYFRIEND and spend day in
    Beijing experiencing a spa together (Steve and Jose)
13
Aug 31
Tuesday
  • Tour the Bell Tower area  (Steve and Jose)
  • MEET UP WITH WALTER for drinks and further talk (Steve and Jose)
14
Sept 1
Wednesday
  • Tour Summer Palace (Steve and Jose)
  • A GROUP MEETING FOR MUTUAL SHARING BETWEEN THE GAY
    CHRISTIANS WITH WHOM WE HAD SPENT INDIVIDUAL  TIME
    (Steve, Jose and Felix)
15
Sept 2
Thursday
  • To the theater in the evening (Steve and Jose)
16
Sept 3
Friday
  • SECOND MEETING WITH THE GAY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
    GROUP in the home of one of the members. (Steve, Jose and Felix)
  • To dinner with group leader prior to the meeting
  • Steve presented, Felix translated.
17
Sept 4
Saturday
  • Leave Beijing for NYC (traveling eastward, across the dateline;
    arrive in NYC around the same time we left Beijing)
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Above:  Summer Palace
Longevity Hill
The Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha
Beijing, China
September 1, 2010
Above:  Chuandixiia, 56 miles (90km) NW of
Beijing.  August 29, 2010
Jose Ortiz, Great Wall, August 27, 2010
At Right:
Jose Ortiz
and Felix
Liew, on a
Beijing
subway train,
August 26,
2010  
Revolutionary statues
flanking Mao's Mausoleum,
Tian'an Men Square,
August 24, 2010
At Left:
Felix Liew (left) and
Jose Ortiz in Tian'an
Men Square with
China National
Museum in the
background.
August 24, 2010
On the grounds of
the Confucius
Temple area.
August 26, 2010  
Photo at left:  Steve Parelli and
Jose Ortiz in the Outer Court
area of the Forbidden City
(over looking the Golden Water
and five marble bridges; not
shown) with the southern main
entrance to the Forbidden City
in background.  August 23, 2010
Train crossing river.  Taken on August 30, 2010, from the bus, on return trip
from Chuandixiaa which is located 56 miles (90 km) NW of Beijing
Beijing Railway Station situated across from the youth hostle where Steve, Jose and Felix stayed.  Aug 28, 2010
Qinian Dian,Temple
of Heaven
August 28, 2010
Youth hostle
where Steve, Jose
and Flex stayed
while in Beijing.
August 22, 2010
Above & at left:
Sights in the streets
of Beijing in the
area of the Drum &
Bell Towers.  
August 31, 2010
Howard Johnson Hotel personnel
August 21, 2010
Note:  "Happenings" in BOLD CAPS indicate Other Sheep meetings and appointments
Above:  An American and an
Englishman, facilitators
(teachers, and gay) for the
LGBT Beijing English language
class.  August 26, 2010