Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1st Day of School!!

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Yesterday was my first day of teaching here at MICS.  Still not full time yet, I am currently just filling in as a US History teacher while another teacher is out of country having a baby.  The US History class is great.  There are 17 students in the class and of those 17, three of them are our girls from the dorm.  I have also gotten to know a few of the guys in the class while playing Sunday night basketball. 

If you have had the opportunity to teach outside of your native country then you may know what I am talking about when I say, the first time you get up in front of that new group of students in a foreign world feels... well... weird.  

This is something I didn't expect but looking back it makes sense.  The last time I was in front of a group of students I was in Somerset, KY... now I am in Salatiga, Indonesia!!  Even during the class I would catch myself referring to the US as "here", just doing it out of habit.  So glad that "here" is Indonesia and Jennifer and I get to be "here" investing in the lives of people from literally all over the world!

Again I just want to express how grateful we are to everyone who has partnered with us.  Your investments are literally impacting generations and the nations. 


  1. Yay! Hope the first week of school's been great for you all!

  2. It was a rather good week. The class is great and I anticipate a lot of learning on my part and hopefully on theirs.