Saturday, Oct. 25
This has been a very busy week. Mom was very sick. I cancelled going to SEI's professional day conference in Edmond so that I could take her to the doctor and help her with her needs. The rest of the week, I taught from 10 AM to 3 PM. I'm enjoying my new student, Fahhad, who is from Saudi Arabia. He didn't know one word of English when we met. Now, after just three weeks, he is reading and communicating. Yeah! My other students are Joice, a newspaper editor from Panama, and Choi, a Korean just out of the military. Friday night, I hosted a potluck dinner for my adult Bible study class. Eight people came and we played Jenga. Today, Bill called. He had been on a Night Safari in Singapore and loved it. He was very concerned about my computer problems and is anxious to come home. Jason, Galen's son, came over to help me set up this blog and took care of the computer problems that I have been experiencing.
The biggest surprise of my day was when my SS teacher and friend from San Diego called me this morning! She is such an inspiration to me because she is in constant pain but has never given up her faith in God. She always encourages me and makes me feel loved! My goals for today are to have my own Bible study lesson ready for tomorrow, and to practice the choir music so I can teach it after the worship service. These things bring me such joy and peace in my life. I really can't comprehend how people without faith in God manage to remain positive in our world of such unrest and devisiveness. I've noticed that people who say they don't believe in God always blame Him when something goes wrong! I can't imagine not having hope that we will see people we love again after death. Without hope there is despair and darkness!