Wow, what a day! I like it, I love it, I want some more of it. I have had a blast today. You would think that teaching all day long would not be that fun, but at the end of the day, I was wishing for more time. There was so much we needed to talk about, but didn't have time to get too. All I was able to cover today was John 14-16. I had planned to get through that just in the morning session. But I felt we needed to take our time, and that's what we did. I was amazed at how much these students were willing to interact with me. That fact alone was a huge cultural barrier that we were able to overcome together. The Vietnamese students usually sit and listen and take notes, but do not say anything during class. It is disrespectful to the teacher. It was awesome to see and hear them dialogue with each other and me during and inbetween class about the topic of discussion. I pray Vietnam is never the same; I pray it is eternally changed for the honor and glory and fame of the great name of Jesus Christ.
I have spent the evening, after supper (I went to 24 and had Pho), studying for tomorrows assignment, preparing a final exam and answer key, and a student evaluation of the class. I look forward to hearing what they have to say about our time together. I believe it has been a great week, let's see what they think come Friday after the exam.
Tomorrw I will be addressing the difference between "baptism of the Spirit" and the "filling of the Spirit" in the first session in the morning. Then I will move to Galatians 5 and address the fruit of the Spirit vs, the works of the flesh. After lunch we will spend 2.5-3 hours dealing with the gifts of the Spirit. How in the world am I going to cover all of that in one day?!!! I don't know, but I've gotta try. Much prayer is appreciated.
Serving Him in Vietnam,