This week at my favorite local Thai restaurant, I experienced a first.
Living in a Chinese-speaking country, I am quite accustomed to the frustration of not being able to communicate clearly. I have a basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, but my language acquisition over the past year and a half has been relatively slow. Because Morrison is a “no Chinese zone” for the students who are supposed to be getting an American education, there is little opportunity (or need) to practice Chinese during my work week. Continue reading “Would you write that down for me?”
Traveling to an island just off the coast of our city with my sisters when we see a dog wearing sunglasses and “driving” a scooter. This is my life. Brain working in overtime because of language barriers every time I venture out of my home to do anything. This is my life. Being challenged daily as I teach precious kids, many of whom are completely blind to the truth of the Gospel. This is my life. Living single…and yet up many nights to feed crying infants. This is my life. Having the first surgery of my life in a foreign country where almost everything about the medical system is different. This is my life. Being far, far away from the country in which I grew up and the family that I love. This is my life. And through it all, continually being blessed by seeing God’s hand at work around me. This is my life. Continue reading “What You See Is What You Get”