Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Taking the world by storm...Millions of people have seen Shen Yun.  Standing ovations at the world's top venues, royalty attending in Europe, sold-out shows throughout North America, and packed houses in Asia have made Shen Yun an international phenomenon.
Shen Yun, is the world's premier classical Chinese dance company based in New York.  Their show features 5,000 years of divine culture and moves quickly through dynasties and regions.  Legends, myths and heroes of literary classics spring to life.  Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy.  The leaps and flips of Shen Yuns' aerial masters, thunderous battle drums and singer's soaring voices are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.
Shen Yun cannot be seen in today's China, where traditional Chinese culture has been mostly destroyed under Communist rule.

Elder Addington and I met O Kon a couple weeks ago at the Daie Mall.  She was selling tickets to Shen Yun and convincingly invited us to attend  She is a beautiful, young woman from China who came to Japan 8 years ago.  She noticed our missionary name tags and asked us if we were Christians. We told her we were and shared a little about our mission. We gave her our missionary business card and she gave us hers.  We are hoping to stay in contact with her as she does not live in our area.

During the intermission of Shen Yun at the New National Theater, in Tokyo, we were asked if we would be willing to be interviewed by New Tang Dynasty Televsion.  We accepted the invitation and were asked many questions.  Most had to do with what we thought about the show...except there was one question which caught us completely by surprise.  My mouth fell wide open when they asked, "What do you think of Communism?"  I looked at Elder Addington, who calmly replied, "We love our freedom!"

We hope to stay in contact with O Kan

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