Howdy all. Our last post was not the most positive thing, so I wanted to take some time to tell you about some good things that have been going on here in Songtan.
Renee Sortore, a good friend of Corrie's who roomed with her down in Suriname (in the time before Ryan), and her husband Ross and their daughter Sadie will be here soon! When we got to Korea we learned from Tad that the school was not able to hire a music teacher for this year. We put him in contact with the Sortores (Ross is a music teacher) and everybody prayed really hard. Tad offered Ross the job and he took it, but then got caught up in bureaucracy as he and his family jumped through all of the hoops they needed to in order to get Korean visas. Well, the Sortores got everything they needed and they got tickets and will be here in a couple weeks. Corrie is very excited to see Renee, and ICS will greatly benefit from Ross's expertise.
Mason Stanley, ICS's seventh and eighth grade teacher gave a great chapel talk at school today. He has worked as a youth pastor before and has a powerful testimony. He talked some about his life and presented some scripture from Hosea. He ended by sharing the gospel and I know that God worked through him to touch several of the students. I am speaking about II Corinthians 4 next week. Please pray for me and for our students.
Corrie has been churning our some major sewing projects lately. Teal Romsa generously gave us her sewing machine and took Corrie to a fabric store. Corrie has made curtains, repaired the school's PE parachute, and made birthday presents for her friend Pam's daughter, Laura. She has been very industrious.
Elisha is almost a year old! We are having a breakfast-for-dinner party for him on Saturday. He is very in to climbing right now. Tonight after dinner he pulled himself onto a dining room chair and then up onto our table. Max has really started talking in the last couple of weeks. She can use simple sentences and her vocabulary grows by leaps and bounds every day. She is so smart!
We hope that you are all doing well. Thank you so much for you love, prayers and support. God bless!