Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Note from John

Sorry I didn't put this on earlier...Here is John's first week report.

Hello Family and friends,
The Lord has been good to me, my first week in Korea being completed. I thank you all for your prayers and wanted to give you a little update of how things are going, my responsibilities, and prayer requests. I arrived safely here in Seoul Monday night and thankfully did not suffer any major effects from the long flight. I have been gradually finding my way around Bundang (pronounced poo-dung) (suberb of Seoul). The family I am staying with the Kims are extremely kind. They have two children, a 15 year old girl and a10 year old boy. The culture here has a lot of differences but Brad says I am adjusting well.=) My primary duties right now are assisting Brad with his communications to the States and next week I will be starting editing a English teaching program for Korean homeschool students. Study wise I will hopefully be taking the Macro and Micro economics CLEP tests within the next three or four weeks. I would appreciate all your prayers as I continue to adjust. Specifically if you would pray for me to have better concentration studying, to often my mind strays outside or back home, I am used to outdoor physichal labor and activities, so it is a bit of a challenge getting into a studying mode. Also if you could pray for safety I walk 30 minutes to work each day and not being able to read or speak Korean, makes it difficult to ask for directions if you get lost. Once again I appreciate all your prayers and I miss you all. I will keep you posted and look forward to seeing you all in July when I return.
Have a blessed weekend and Lords day.
Sincerely, John Sauve

Pussy Willows and Daffy-Down-Dillies

We have always wanted to have pussy willows growing on our property so we were very excited and blessed when we received these slips from the farm where we get eggs!

So soft and fuzzy!

Our friends gave us these lovely blooms

We dream of having "clouds" of them some day too!

It is daffodil time, so the robins all cry,

For the sun's a big daffodil up in the sky,

And when down the midnight the owl call "to-whoo"!

Why, then the round moon is a daffodil too;

Now sheer to the bough-tops the sap starts to climb,

So, merry my masters, it's daffodil time. ~ Clinton Scollard

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
~William Wordsworth