4 , 2003
forward to the day when we don’t begin a letter with
an apology for not writing sooner. At least on this occasion
I have not one, but two excuses.
of all, we are both still busy at the school, and though we
are a bit more settled in, all sorts of new challenges pop
up daily. Secondly, there just isn’t much compelling
news to write of.
is still doing a great job down at the kindergarten where
she has 39 students (2 classes) under her tutelage. Every
night at dinner (after we get done belly-aching over how hard
our day was) she relates some of the funniest stories about
her children. They provide some hilarious journaling fodder.
me, after realizing that not every English lesson has to be
more scintillating than the one before, I’ve begun to
mellow out and work at a more sustainable level. At the pace
I was going, I never would have been able to finish out the
school year and as it is, I’m just taking it one day
at a time so as not to get too overwhelmed.
of our Mathematics department recently was taken ill and had
to return to England for an indefinite period of time. This
meant I had to pick up 6 additional classes each week. The
school is very conscious of spending money and is reluctant
to hire a new teacher.
and I have just finished hosting a seminary student from Pittsburgh.
She was the recipient of a scholarship that allowed her to
visit S.E. Asia and research the reason behind the slow growth
of the church here in Thailand. It was a great visit and we
learned a lot from each other.
exams are due this week so I am busy preparing them and Leslie
is busy typing them for me. We will be off in October for
3 weeks and are making travel plans now. Our next update should
be much more exciting!
Kevin and Leslie