Saturday, October 11, 2014

Year of Jubilee

As anticipated, this school-year is going great. Having a visa and an apartment and job security really are factors that contribute to peace of mind. Add to that, the kids I teach aren't hostile to the Good News or those who believe in it. That helps too. Or maybe it's just that junior high kids haven't become jaded yet.

I titled this post 'Year of Jubilee' because that means a year of celebration, and the Israelites in the Old Testament were supposed to hold a year of celebration every 50 years. In that year slaves were set free, debts were forgiven, and the land was given a chance to rest. Unfortunately they didn't observe it as God ordered, but I feel like this year is pretty much along those lines. God has given me freedom and rest.

Along to pics! This is my K-Pop class before a performance of 'Fantastic Baby' by Big Bang.

Final pose - 'Fantastic Baby' by Big Bang (I don't dance with them) For those curious, these kids are from Africa, Austria, America, the Philippines, and Australia.

These are pics of the K-Pop dance class I teach at school, and 2 weeks ago they had a performance at our middle school chapel. They did an awesome job! As you can see, there are more boys than girls. The moves are gender-friendly and easy to pick up for beginners, so the class is going great even though only one kid has had dance lessons before.

Things with Max are going great. We are moving into a more normal point in the relationship where we won't die if we don't see each other every day. I have joked that I feel like I'm in high school again. He makes my heart flutter! **Sigh** We had lunch with his parents last Sunday. His dad Harold took these pics for us.

I have also been taking a German class, intermediate level. Here's a picture of the book. It's 3 hours every Monday and Wednesday for 10 classes. It's slightly brutal, but I think it's important to learn the language of the culture I'm living in, and now that I am with Max it's extra important!   


And a little shout-out to Vienna. I went to a coffee shop today and a Mexican goods store, and it just struck me how beautiful this city is. I love the juxtaposition of the new and old. The big building is a museum.