Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FLASHBACK 7: Back to the Orphanage and the English Class Nov 21

We weren't able to visit the kids at the orphanage for 3 weeks until November 21st. They had the flu and we had to also use another room for having the class. Susan and Bendy and Peter were there for the short English class. I usually teach the first part of the lesson, we go through a English curriculum that uses many Bible stories. Then we have a snack time then Jesse goes over the MELT (My English Lunch Time) discussion and worksheet. Not many kids played outside that day because it was pretty cold. So some of us played in the assembly room upstairs and pretended to be dinosaurs and stuff... :)

FLASHBACK 6: Kids Class Nov 15

So...the kid's English Sunday School. On this Sunday Mike and I traded, he taught (Luke 7 the healing of the centurion's servant) and I did the games (we had balloon games using the balloons from Samonim's party decorations)

Then this picture was from earlier that morning during the service times. Pastor Mike and his wife, Hye-Young, translating.

FLASHBACK 5: Snow on a Sunday Morning Nov 15

The first snow of the season! Although you can't tell from the pictures, it snowed Sunday morning. These are some views around the church.

And me with a tiny snowflake in my hair. haha.

FLASHBACK 4: Samonim's (Hye-Young) Birthday Nov 14

A bunch of us decorated the church Friday night and Saturday morning with balloons and a sign and stuff for Hye-Young's birthday. We had a little party with cake, kim bop and duk boki (I am pretty sure I didn't spell those right.) After the party we had worship practice for Sunday.

FLASHBACK 3: Saturday Women's Bible Studies

Last month we changed our Saturday Breakfast and Bible study time. Instead of having a big breakfast starting at 9am, we would start at 10am and serve some donuts and drinks before the Bible study. We would have worship time around 10:15am, that either Jesse or I would lead, then we would split up into the guys and girls Bible studies. In August I shared for the girls Bible study once when the Loudermilks had a day to rest. Anyways, the guys would stay at the church and Jesse would teach (I think they are going through Philippians now). Then the girls/ladies would go to Pastor Mike and Hye-young's house. They are studying through Revelation and Hye-young would teach in Korean and explain what Pastor Mike would go over on the Sunday evening services. (I would watch Jeena or Hana during the Bible study which would go until 12pm) :D
(Jeena made a house with futons Nov 14)

FLASHBACK 2: KSoM - Korean School of Ministry at Calvary Chapel Cheonan Sept-Nov

On Wednesdays Jesse, Mike, and I (then also Dave); would go with Pastor Mike up to Cheonan to help with the English class at KSoM/Calvary Chapel Cheonan. We would meet around 9am, get breakfast (the guys usually ate McDonalds :P but I usually got coffee and some amazing bread and oranges or something.) then eat it on the way and I would share for devos in the car or Dave would or we would listen to a teaching or something. When we get to the church we would have a prayer meeting with the rest of the staff then start the English class which included some reading from Revelation and then some English talking time and worksheet things... Then at 12pm Zach would pick us up to go to Danguk University and then we would be back at Calvary Chapel Cheonan at 3:30pm.

FLASHBACK 1 : Danguk University Weekly English Outreach in Cheonan from Sept 23-Nov 25

At the end of September we started going to Danguk University in Cheonan every Wednesday to do an English conversation/free talking outreach. This is from our first class. Pastor John from UBF (I think University Bible Fellowship) was the one who first invited us and Zach was our friend who would pick us up from Calvary Chapel Cheonan and we would eat lunch together and have the 'class' kinda thing for about an hour or so. This picture was taken in the first week of October, we had class outside for this day.
The second picture is with some of the students from one of the classes in November. We had usually broke up into small groups and maybe used MELT (My English Lunch Time) papers which taught idioms and other expressions or discussion question papers on certain topics. Sometimes we'd start class with a game of crazy 8's..hehehe. The older ladies would also bring snack or oranges or make tea for us, it was pretty cool. :) It was a good opportunity to share the gospel and encourage other believers and have some time of fellowship. This picture is just the outside of some of the University. There's a pretty lake too. And the other pic is with Dave, Ted, Jesse, and Zach.
Here's a pic with Zach, Jesse, and Dave in the cafeteria for lunch.
This is with some of the 'students' on our last day on November 25...


No. not really. But it is the beginning of a flood of updates that I will pour forth on this little blog of mine. So. Here I go...