Thursday, September 24, 2009

Week #1 Korea

Sunday, September 20, 2009 
This moring we enjoyed another breakfast of Isaac Toast before John picked us up to attend church service at his church, Tree planted by the Water Church of the Nazarene (www,, several stories of a building in a business neighborhood. We were taken downstairs and were introduced to some of the people in the congregation, including John's father and John's wife, Kathy. John's niece, Esther, wanted to sit with us and she was able to translate some of the service to us, although John had already been very sensitive to our needs, having printed out an outline of his sermon so we wouldn't be totally clueless as to the topic preached in Korean. Even a couple of verses of a hymn sung by their worship team were in English! (We weren't sure if this was done on a regular basis or for our benefit; we were impressed anyway!)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Arriving in Seoul

Early morning, Saturday, September 19, 2009

We arrived only a little late in Seoul, Korea, after non-eventful legs of flying from St. Louis to Detroit to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, then on to Seoul. We were met by “Handsome” John Kim, our host for the next week, and Pastor Chung, the always-smiling NYI Coordinator. They drove us to Hotel Rich, not far from John Kim's church (Tree planted by the Water Church).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NYI Training assignments 09

Since our return from Ethiopia the summer was filled with planning and participating in NYI Quiz events including the Global NYI convention in Orlando mid-year.  This was a wonderful opportunity to visit with leaders and friends from across the Nazarene denomination.  During one of these conversation we received a invitation to help out with some training workshops for Quizzing in South Korea.