Challenging the students to think deep

Challenging High School students to change the World!

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I’ve been keeping very busy the last couple of weeks – speaking with students in various high school English classes. My goal is to get them thinking deeper about life, their goals and visions — as well as what they can do to make a positive impact on the world and society in general (and of course to get them to improve their English in the process. :)

In the class we try to get to the bottom of human behavior and what it means to truly live a “great” life. [singlepic id=185 w=320 h=240 float=right]Inevitably they, of themselves, begin to identify certain qualities such as love, unselfishness, belief, and having a vision to help others — as common denominators for greatness.

It’s very rewarding for me to see some lights turning on in minds and hearts where previously, in many cases, there wasn’t much happening between the synaptical connections :)

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Those who are interested I also invite to a free English conversation course so we can continue the discussion. Topics of life, changing the world, and faith pop up and make for deeper discussion.

As a result of these presentations for the students I was asked to speak during a teacher trainer seminar for teachers all over Warsaw which will take place in June … another opportunity to change the world :)

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Reaching out in Korea

I just returned from a one week trip to Korea.  I was invited there by some Korean Christians we’re doing some projects with here in Warsaw.  (I’m helping teach Bible Courses for Korean and other students.)

It was quite a busy trip and I hit the ground running after getting off the plane :)  They gave me the grand tour of their student ministries and I had the opportunity to speak, encourage, and share in a few of these meetings.  I also spoke in the main church which was coordinating all these events.  It was quite an experience and I was able to participate in baptizing about ten new believers.

It’s amazing — no matter where we go in the world we have family members (God’s children; our brothers and sisters) there to meet us :)  It’s going to be a great reunion in Heaven!