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Desert Dream

An Eco-Mission Spiritual Retreat

Inner Mongolia & Beijing, China. 3-9 Sep 2016

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Take Time to Retreat spiritually and Reflect on the Grassland of Inner Mongolia
  2. Appreciate God’s Creative Work in the Natural and Cultural History of China
  3. Reflect on Christian Environmental Stewardship and Biblical Basis for Action
  4. Take Action in Reforestation & Restoration of Desertified Grassland (Plant Tree Saplings for One Day in Mongolian Grassland)
  5. Take a Trip to Beijing City & Take a Stand on Living Sustainably in the City

ITINERARY:

3 Sep Day 1

Depart Singapore – Arrival in Beijing – Travel to Inner Mongolia

4 Sep Day 2

Inner Mongolian Green Desert Project Orientation / Plant Trees at Asian Journeys’ Base

5 Sep Day 3

Inner Mongolia/ Elm Forest and Lake Visits /Cultural and Spiritual History of Inner Mongolia

6 Sep Day 4

Mongolian Grassland Cultural History & Experience – One Night in Mongolian Ger

7 Sep Day 5

Beijing Urbanisation & Huairou Eco-Experience

8 Sep Day 6

Beijing Spiritual and Cultural History Experience

9 Sep Day 7

Depart Beijing for Singapore/ Arrival in Singapore

 

Total Retreat Fee: $1,800
(inclusive of airfare, accommodation, meals & local transport)

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Facilitated by Lawrence Ko, Rev Derrick Lau and Rev Jimmy Khoo.

Limited to 15 participants only. Register by 22 July (Friday)

Organised by Singapore Centre for Global Missions as part of Creation Care advocacy initiative.

For enquiries, please email ching@scgm.org.sg

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this brochure and all details were correct at the time of publication.  Information shown are subject to change without notice.

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1. Out of the 10 inspiring stories of missionaries sent from Singapore, which story do you like best? Why?
2. Do you agree that God has given children a sense of curiosity and a mind full of imagination? At play, they explore the world they live in. The school, the church and the home can provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn about different people and cultures in the wonderful world God has created.
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5. It is never too early to wonder about life. Many of the missionaries asked questions even when they were young. Some of them experienced bullying, disappointments, unhappiness and even family problems when they were young. They learnt about the purpose of their lives when they started talking to parents, pastors and teachers in church. Do you talk to your parents and teachers about your hopes and fears?
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