Monday, December 15, 2008
Anyway, while walking in the streets, simple smiles at people as I passed by has proved to make an impact. People often smile back, or sometimes offer an english "Hi" to me. Stephen commented that people always say hi to me and not to him. He has been here for 5 months and nobody says hi to him. I told him, "Ya just gotta smile at people!" He said he didn't want to and I told him that is why they say hi to me. Anyway, I am learning what SHOWING love can actually look like. For too long, I have loved people, but that love was only known by God and me. If you love someone, you prove it to them. You SHOW them. I have learned in life, what little of it that I have been around for, is that it is not our words, but our actions that convince people what is real. And if we want our deepest feelings and thoughts to be known, then we need harmonize them with our actions.
This is what my post is all about tonight. I was writing someone a message and these thoughts came out. I wasn't planning for them, but I guess that is proof that God can and will use anything to reach us, even ourselves:) I have somehow turned my update blog into a challenge board for you, but I want to challenge you all today. Really SHOW someone that you love them this week:) It's a great time for it all with Christmas coming up!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
I challenge you to LOVE today! Be a light in the darkness that you are living in. You can't let the fear of what might happen cause you to miss an opportunity. Be alert for the opportunities God gives you, and take full advantage of them. I love you all, and I thank you for taking time to read my blog. I will be praying for you to be the light of God in your darkness's and I ask that you pray the same for me!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
From the fridge...
So after Stanley showed me my place...he took me down to the first floor (I live on the 13th floor) where there is a mini-grocery store. He bought me some water and some toilet paper. Then he lent me 50,000 Won, which is essentially $50. Then since it was kinda late, I hit the sack on my very hard matress with my pink sheets left for me by the last guy who was here, and I'm assuming he inherited them as well. Here is my bed:
The next morning, Stanley came to my appartment at 10:30 and we walked a couple blocks to the school. We went over my contract and some basic rules and such and then I was done for the day. Stanley called the Internet people for me and they said that it should work by 2:00 that afternoon. I went back to my room...did some more unpacking/arranging stuff, got my internet working and checked some stuff, before I knew it I was asleep by 5:00 in the afternoon.
The next day, Stanley came in the morning again and took me to the hospital to get a simple physical to make sure I was healthy. Once my "results" come back, we have to go the immigration office and get me registered. When we got back from the hospital, we went to school. My third day in the country and I was expected to teach a full day. I haven't had any training, and I was given very little explanation of what I was supposed to do. The first class came time to start, they said this is the book you need for this class, this is what pages you should do...and then I went to it. IT WAS NOT A GOOD FIRST DAY. I was really wondering how I was going to get through it. Nevertheless, I did make it and I am not looking forward to today. Please pray for me!!! This is all I really have for now. I left my camera in Stanley's car so I dont have many pics yet. I will post more of them later. See ya.