Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Last Mile

We started our first morning back in Taipei with a typical continental breakfast, then wisdom search. We talked about Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace. After reading Philippians 4:4-7 I was excited to see that God’s peace comes by rejoicing in Him and not worrying about outward circumstances. So, after wisdom search we headed to the church.

We didn’t waste much time getting started. Setting up was the first step, ie: arranging chairs, hauling boxes up two floors of stairs, setting up tables, and all that fun stuff. Needless to say, we were slightly overjoyed when we heard it was time for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised to find out we were having awesomeness for lunch! (most people call awesomeness dumplings) Yum!

So, after a nourishing lunch of awesomeness, we continued our preparation for the CI. We met the new interpreters and had some helpful teacher training sessions, and soon it was time for more food! Supper was some really good chicken that was close to being almost as good as awesomeness. (aka dumplings) After supper we went down to wait for our kids.

I was nervous, like usual, on the first night of the seminar. However, this time I called on God as Jehovah Shalom and rejoiced in Him. God was faithful, and He flooded me with His peace. The children were great and everything seemed to go smoothly. Praise the Lord.

God really showed Himself strong that night. He gave us all the strength we needed right when we needed it. Between God and vitamin C (his faithful agent), we were able to get the Taipei seminar off to a great start!

Angela Joy Clark