So, I learned that on Saturdays the regular schedule is meet at the church at 8:30am to set up for breakfast for people who come before the Bible study! At 9am we cook eggs, fried and scrambled, have oatmeal or cereal, yogurt, sometimes donuts or bagels with cream cheese or jam...and Mario is so generous to bring in a loaf of bread to share from Paris Baguette (a yum looking bakery down the street from the church on the corner). At 10am, after breakfast we have worship time and then break up into the men's and women's Bible studies. The women's study is at the Loudermilk's; and the men's is at the church. When Manda was here, we would play with Jeena during the women's study because it is in Korean and is taught by Pastor Mike's wife, Hye-Young. Here is picture of me and Jeena from a couple weeks ago. She is 4 in Korean age, and is super cute; but sometimes she is too cool for me and doesnt like to play with me. But its ok, i still love her :)After the Bible study we go to the orphanage around 12noon. I always mean to ask what the name is of the place, but I keep forgetting. (I will put up some pictures of this later) Well, when we get there we sit with the kids and eat a nutritious Korean food lunch with them. Then we play :) on the playground, or with basketball or soccer or badminton or volleyball or just run around with them... until 1:30pm when we have an English class with the some of the older kids, who are in highschool or college. We also eat snacks. Then have another English class. hehe. Until 3:30pm, then we leave to go back to the church for Sunday worship practice!
Sundays! I will explain more later, I have this one picture though from my first Sunday here... Lil' Hye-Young's (the girl wearing glasses) mom usually cooks lunch for us on Sundays. Those are probably some of the most delish food I've had here. We are in the girl's apartment (but now we have it at the Loudermilk's) The people (from left to right) Mike R., Daniel Kim, Lil' Hye-Young (David's cousin), David (Gloria's son), Jeena, Amanda, Lil' Hye-Young's mom, Gloria (Lil' Hye-Young's mom's sister), and Hye-Young (Pastor Mike's wife and Jeena's mom). ;D
This picture is in the living room of our apartment. The wooden door you can see is to the bathroom and the other door to the left of it is to Amanda's former room, which is presently my room. and the two kinda glass-like looking doors behind Daniel and Mike R. is to a little backroom that has our washing machine and hanging/drying clothes area. More pics later :D
Monday, September 21, 2009
It was Friday and we said farewell to Megan dear. We also got ready for the Jinsoo Language Institute English Bible Study that goes from 4:30pm to 6pm. We meet and greet people and give out juice and then Pastor Mike had "questions for quajah" time. (I'm pretty sure the spelling is hideously wrong, but anyways, its a time when the students would ask a question in English and then they would get snacks = quajah). Then one of the English speaking people (Jesse, Dean, Amanda, Mike, me) would teach/explain a worship/praise song that we would have printed out on paper. Then either Amanda or Jesse would play the song and we would sing it all together. Then we would have Bible study. That day, Dean taught. After the Bible study we head over to the church which is across the street, for Wii fellowship time. :)
So I arrived on a Wednesday, had a good night's rest with air conditioning, and early the next day Manda and I took a bus to Calvary Chapel Cheonan for our orientation and training for a VBS/English Camp in Seoul that would be from the 27th to the 31st. Victor, Cobb, Manda, and I would be the Bible teachers, we would teach four classes a day for five days. We had lunch at a Chinese food place across the street, I got this noodle thing with black sauce that I can't remember the name of, something like jah jhong myun or something. We got back to Daejeon and got ready for the Thursday night Bible study. It was so cool getting to see Megan too. :) Manda led worship and Jesse taught. Dean and I left for an English tutoring class in the nearby apartments for two little boys. We got back after the study and had delish food at Domo's with cool people from church that I had just met/re-met from when our group came in April. A good day.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
July 22, 2009 I left Okinawa Japan and arrived in South Korea; continuing in this adventure of an abundant life in Christ. Here's a picture with some of the people that are quite missable. They did some running too, it reminded me of those nice little memories of when my cousins visited or if we visited our cousins we'd run after them to wave goodbye as they drove away...
There was an eclipse that day I couldn't take a picture of, so just imagine. I said goodbye to the fam and flew for a couple of hours.
Then landed in South Korea, where I met up with Amanda, Pastor Mike, Daniel, and Sosimo. D and S were leaving that day back to California, it was nice to get to see them for a few minutes before they left. They had some snacks at McDonald's too before they flew and we said our goodbyes. Manda, Pastor Mike, and I made our three hour drive back to Daejeon. :)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Well, here I am finally starting a blog! Hello ^_^
I hope I could be faithful in updating it...
Psalm 33:20-22 "Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You."