A Sunday afternoon. Peaceful. Xiuman and Johanne (16 months old) are having a nap. Aien (7 years old) is with me. As I type, she is writing a letter to her grandma.
At the university, last week was midterm week – half of the first semester is gone. I am teaching an undergraduate course in computer science and another course for graduate students in Scientific English. The Friday night Investigative Bible study continues – meal at our house followed by the study. We finished the Old Testament last semester and are now studying the life of Jesus. One concern for me is that the 4 new students who have joined the study are all undergraduates – no new graduate students. Recently, I was encouraged (and challenged) in a meeting with a student who graduated last year (he accepted Christ and was baptized at the end of last semester and is now in military service). He had a few days leave and so on Sunday attended two church services and then called me to study the Bible with him on Monday. Please remember another student who had almost decided to get baptized but then changed his mind after we read how Jesus obeyed his mother in turning water into wine. (his mother is opposed to his baptism.) Also pray for wisdom for us in talking with students – especially on these types of issues. Unlike previous years, my wife and I are not helping out with the course: “Introduction to Christianity” as we cannot keep Johanne quiet during the 2 hour class (he is a very active little boy)
Bye for now,
November 19, 2006