China is home to many students across the world. Many African students are stigmatized because of their skin color. Gathering Together has reached out to many African students and other students who suffer from homesickness and desire a family atmosphere, both financially and emotionally.
Lara Olson has provided medical guidance to all students. She has also come alongside of young unmarried mothers and given the required support.
The Olsons held a wedding celebration for a young cosmopolitan couple (husband from Ghana and wife from Shanghai, because the husband adopted them as his parents! A party for 30 turned into a party for 250 guests.