Thursday, June 18, 2009

Praying for Manna

So much has happened in the past week!

With a crazy and hectic first week of school behind us, we were shown a new part of the city by two of our local friends. We rode bike by the Hang Kang River, and spent the day enjoying Seoul in the beatuiful weather. We did a little shopping too, despite the fact that we were kicked out of a few stores either because they thought we wouldn't fit the clothes or our feet were too big for their shoes!

Also in the past week, I had the opportunity to do something I've always said I would NEVER do... so I had a bowl of dog soup. And no matter what anyone says about, I'm now convinced that the rest of the world is missing out. It tasted like turkey leg! I also ate a silk worm chrysalis. Not nearly as good as the dog soup. Let's just say it was my first and last one.

Besides all the touristy stuff, though, we moved into our new apartment, with university students that we haven't yet had a chance to get to know. It was hard leaving my old roommie S, even though I was trading a flour with three other girls for my own bed. I believe that God placed me there, just to teach me. I have never known anyone with a passion for God as that of S. Every night, she would ask us to read the Bible and pray with her. And although I couldn't understand her Korean prayer, God did, and I could feel her heart for Him in every word she uttuered. Her fervor for the Lord is truly unmatchable.

A new week of school has brought a new load of challenges with it. For the first time at school over the past few days, I've begun to feel somewhat bound by the language barrier. It's been somewhat difficult for me to let go of me completely and know how to reach out. There have also been team struggles, that God is working on as well.

But there have also been great things. I recently felt a burden on my heart for a certain student, A. I just felt she hadn't been as open to our group as most of the others. I began to pray for her, and the next day, God answered my prayer. I was sitting next to A randomly, and I when I saw an opportunity. I was able to say one little thing to her. Later that day I found out that she was in my small group, and since this point she has a huge smile on her face every time I see her. I continue to pray and have faith that God placed her on my heart that day, and that He will open doors for this to be a great relationship. So so so excited to see God do more amazing things!

Pray for:
Student S
Student A
Team struggles
God to send manna


  1. You are a brave brave soul when it comes to your "soup du jour" experience.

    Team struggles will happen, check out romans 12:9

    I'll be PRing!

  2. I will be praying for all those things! Keep updating as much as you can!! Can't wait to see what all God is going to do!

  3. I hope God sends the Manna that you pray the meantime, look for some granola bars, cookies, and other various snacks on the way!!!