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MOH: Sui and Tang Dynasties

Last year in the Mystery of History (MOH), we learned about five Chinese dynasties (Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han), and this week we added two more: Sui and Tang.

In the midst of all this study, I realized that our kids really don’t know much about Chinese culture. Grace has a friend who is half Chinese at church, but that’s about all.

So, to give them a taste of the culture (pun intended), we took them out for a Chinese buffet that evening!

We all had egg drop soup, egg roll, spring roll, crab rangoon (one of my favorites!), and a whole bunch of different kinds of chicken. It was tasty, and we talked about the day’s lesson while we ate.

It was so touching and humbling when the owner brought our bill and explained that a couple that sat just a couple of tables away from us (who had already left the restaurant) had given $20 toward our meal. To be honest, we weren’t sure we should go out that evening, because it was a budget-buster. (I.e. It would exceed what was left in our budget for eating out for the month.) But God totally provided for us through a couple we didn’t even know! Praise Him! Jehovah Jireh strikes again! 🙂


  1. Okay, that is cool. :). The money thing.
    I swear, Caleb and Jaden are related. Always the funny faces… :).
    Wait… ya’ll like Chinese food? Okay. You crazy people, ya know that? :).

  2. How fun! I’m sure it was a cultural event!. 🙂

    They’ll get to experience some Korean on Saturday if you stay for dinner. Hint. Hint.

  3. YAY! I love stories like that. Even better that I could hear it from you all.

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