Note: At the end, this blog talks about sexual harassment. Please use parental guidance in letting your children read this, and any other pages on the web in regards to the #metoo movement. Hello all. Just a reminder, I am working with a missionary organization named Envision, stationed in Taiwan. I am learning how to lead … More Everyday Life: Life in Chinese Edition, Day 1, & my small #metoo Soapbox
The Devil Wants You Tired At five o’clock I was ready to crash. Granted, I do seem to get worn out much more easily here in Taiwan than in America, but five o’clock? An overwhelming urge to sleep washed over me and I sought the couch for a short nap if it would come. Waves … More The Devil Wants You Tired/ God Gives Hope
Don’t look now, but sorry for the spoiler alert… I am coming home for Christmas. Today I want to tell you about what “home” is like for a missionary, and the Taiwanese lunar calendar’s “July”…aka ghost month, or the month when the gates of hell are supposedly open. First off, Minnesota Bound: I just bought … More I’ll Be Home for Christmas! And What You Need to Know about Taiwan’s Ghost Month
I guess Darth Vader and the storm troopers get a little dry too… something like this is definitely Asian, and very Taiwanese! (They’re facial masks!!) Haha gotta love ’em! Keep the Faith! … and may the Force be with you… Skyebird
The Importance of Whiteout Characters are like smiley faces: the more you try to correct them, the scarier they look. After this semester, I realized the importance and usefulness of white-out. I even found my favorite brand. This week I finished my first semester of school at the Mandarin Training Center at the … More The Importance of Whiteout and Dragon boats
Smoke of paper-burning barrels stings my nostrils if I breathe too sharply, and unseen cannons shoot off thousands of fireworks behind 18-story buildings and meticulously decorated temples. Red door signs are everywhere and families are making their yearly exodus from the city to their childhood homes for a two-day journey from father’s to mother’s side. … More Fireworks and smoke (Chinese New Year and my first two weeks)
I really am going to post about my first week soon, but it’s been very busy! Please Pray! Please pray for a young man I and a couple other church members found on a “treasure hunt” tonight who matched our map from God. He seemed to really listen with his heart to the bit of the … More “Zhende” means “Really” in Mandarin Chinese
So, yes, the week has arrived… in less than three days I will be hanging midair over an ocean of blue and white clouds, on my way to the “Land of the Cute,” A.K.A. Taiwan. Recap Departure day/time: Monday (our time), Jan 16th @ 8:30am CT. Arrival day/time: Tuesday (Taiwan time), Jan 17th @ 8:35pm … More I’m Moving Out!