I had a really special night. I taught my Sunday School class in Toccoa, GA ... from Asan City, South Korea. My parents visited Toccoa First UMC and brought their laptop. I skyped my wonderful Curtis Trogdon Wesley Class. I told them about everything I was doing here, and then we had a question and answer time.
My good friends Jared and Janet Kaup listened in, too.
There was so much love and positive energy in the room, that I could feel it across the computer screen!
Sometimes it's hard to speak honestly about problems encountered on the mission field. Missionaries have a unique problem; their paycheck and prayers come from the same people! We emphasize the positive and downplay the negative.
I write about mission opportunities, progress in classes, dawn prayer, and special dinners. But, those experiences aren't the extent of my stay here. I've had some rough moments. -- I don't write about arguments with other foriegn teachers, frustration with students, or the number of meals I've eaten here that were spicy to the point of pain.
But I think my supporters know those things are realities in my life.
I think it goes without saying that I miss my friends and family very much. So being present with 20 of my biggest fans for an hour was a real treat. It made my week.