Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hello from Korea

I sit here at my desk at school and reflect on how long ago my home visit seems. I know it was not that long ago, but I have to remind myself a little that is only (already!) the beginning of September. I am so glad to have been able to see a good number of you and look forward to the possibility of seeing more of you during my next visit--timeline uncertain. I thoroughly enjoyed all the conversations and laughs with each of you. I cannot fully express my delight at those moments we spent worshiping, growing, and praying together. I gained such strength from my time with you and would have you know it. Thank you!

A point of excitement for me: At church, I am able to sing along with more and more of the songs. I still become incredibly excited when I recognize a song, as in I know it well enough to sing it in English in my head. I may confuse the people around around me a bit with my language jumping in the middle of the the middle of sentences. It is quite fun, actually.

The Sunday school children are doing well in their lessons, and I only have experienced one fun lost in translation moment as yet. Be in prayer for all these children; I so want them to know how to pray, really pray. It is my prayer for the young people as well, my dear Gwangmyeong friends.

As to my official job as teacher, I enjoy the students and my coworkers at my middle school in the middle of the city in the middle of Korea. I am certain of God's hand in bringing me to this place and amongst this people. Pray that I have wisdom as I continue to impact their lives--and they mine.

School news: We have a new principal. It is his first year as a principal at a middle school. Remember him, too, in your prayers.

The best is yet to come! 


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