Well Howdy, or Annyong hasayo!
This is a test/first entry so I am setting the bar low... there will be more to come, including pictures. I would also just like to state for the record that the word "blog" is dreadful and whoever made that word up should have to be called that forever and name their first born "blog" as well.
So I arrived in South Korea on Thursday the 31st of July. The first thing I saw were these little, perfectly formed, rounded mountains popping up out of the sea. I got there right around sunset so it was beautiful and the water was like a looking glass, all still and reflecting a pastel rubbed sky. It seems like everything here in smaller; the Mountains, the cars, even the ants are smaller (and reddish) .
My apartment is wonderful now. I should have taken pictures of what it looked like before I made friends and had my way with it, because I am pretty sure if I sent them in to "Flip-that-one-room-studio-with-nothing-but-bleach-and- determination" I would win. Its supper zen, I will try to get a photo up.
I have gone to the school that I will be working at and sort of gotten to know what everything looks like. It is called Wonderland and it is a private school that teaches English along with everything else. However we (as in the English teachers; of which there are four, two guys from England, a lovely little Aussie gal and me) only teach English. I will be in charge of the younger kids so we will see how things go! Monday I will be observing classes and then I will start teaching on Weds.
Tomorrow I am going to Church in a different part of Seoul with one of the other teachers Phil. I am quite excited and can't wait to see more of the City. Guri, which is the town I am in, is not truly part of Seoul, but it feels very urban. However there are lots of trees and we are surround by mountains. Its really beautiful... Its raining right now, and the weather is sticky hot, which I could not be more please about.
Thank you all for your prayers and please continue to keep me in them over the next couple weeks. I really want to learn the language and I am praying for an Acts 2:1-21 type of occurrence. Aside from that I want to be able to love the kids but be firm and discipline.
I Hope for wonder and joy to surround you all and go with you where ever you go (because there you are!)
All my Love