Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I stepped into a little coffee bar in the village and heard beautiful Christian music. It would be nice anywhere, but quite special here in this little mountain village with nothing but two monasteries and a mosque.Somewhere this guy has learned to make really good carrot cake, apple pie, and a few other nice deserts. And the coffee is good, too.

He had become a believer when he was in University, I think. There sure aren't many Christian churches here on the Tibetan Plateau. A city of more than a million people might have one, but there aren't any cities of that size, except, perhaps the capital of Qinghai Province, which is technically on the Tibetan Plateau.
I think there is one church in that city. But Lhasa, of course, is on the Tibetan Plateau, and I am quite sure there is no church there. It's just pretty slim picking in the Tibetan communities, which are dominated by the monks and the monasteries.

But while there are no churches, there are a few English teachers, and, no doubt, a few family fellowships, which are allowed in China, as long as they are just family and a few friends. Anyway, I don't know where he got those music CD's, but it sure made for a pleasant atmosphere.

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