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Bethany and two of her friends sang the special at our services today. They sang it in English but then we translated it for all the other mothers afterward that way they too could understand the words. The piano you hear is also Bethany playing she recorded it before hand then we just played it [...]

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Sam on April 22nd, 2011

I have had so many things that I wanted to put on the blog recently but life has gotten in the way. We did however, have a time out with friends this last week and I thought you all would like to read about it. It was an interesting day all around. I woke up [...]

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Sam on March 3rd, 2011

We often refer to Valerie as an egg. She is white on the outside and yellow on the inside.Meaning although she looks like an American she acts Chinese sometimes. Although Valerie was born in Greenville South Carolina in the Good Ole USA sometimes we wonder if she really isn’t part Chinese. It is true she [...]

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Sam on January 24th, 2011

We went out for family night tonight and as part of the night we took some photos at one of the stores downtown. It is about one week till Chinese New Year and a lot of stores have put up festive lights so we decided to take a few photos in front of the lights. [...]

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Sam on January 18th, 2011

I thought you might enjoy seeing a short video from Sunday of Anthony and Bethany and two of the other kids singing in service. They did a great job. We had someone translate the words into Chinese for the members to look at. All that I Need from Samuel Laterza on Vimeo.

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Sam on January 17th, 2011

What happens when you walk away from your phone and leave it charging where your children can get to it. What happens is you get a phone full of silly pictures of your daughter or son. Valerie is never one to leave us in a somber mood. She is not a person you can have [...]

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Sam on January 9th, 2011

Today was day that made me proud. I was proud that my youngest daughter decided that she needed to get baptized. Valerie was saved in 2004 and shortly after she got saved we started talking to her about the need to get baptized. She kept telling us that she was scared to get baptized. We [...]

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Sam on January 4th, 2011

OKĀ  a friend of ours got a new ipad for Christmas and he found this game called dead runner and he told us and several others. It is a very addicting game. The idea is that you run through the woods and try to get as far as you possibly can without getting running into [...]

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Sam on January 3rd, 2011

I have decided for 2011 to start a blog. I have not ventured into this realm before just because of time constraints but I am looking forward to posting things about our family and life here in Beijing. For this inaugural post I will be showing the pictures that the Kids and I took for [...]

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