Church and Warmer Weather

After several weeks of looking for a church Alisha and I have decided to attend Okpo Foreigners Church! I wrote about it some in my last blog but thought I would write about church today.  

The music, although simple, was fantastic! It was nice to sing some hymns and worship songs together with other believers. Such a blessing! The sermon was on waiting on the Lord! The main verse the speaker used was this: 

Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  

I have heard that verse for many years growing up but it was an encouragement to hear a sermon on waiting on God. We as humans are so quick to do things on our time table but forget that we are here on God's time table! 

After church we had a business meeting. I normally leave for those during church but didn't today! OFC is unique for several reasons. we are hosted by a Korean church but are ran by English speaking people. People from various parts of the world attend here (South Africa, United States, Sweden, China, etc). Everything is ran by the members. Due to the church being so transient there is not a pastor so the men take different turns sharing from the Word. The business meeting was to state the current needs that the church has in order for it to continue running. It was a very informal meeting and people were quick to volunteer and fill in the gaps.  

After church we all went out to a Turkish restaurant. The food was good and it was such a blessing to sit around a table with fellow believers. I think that the friendships that are built because of the bond in Christ is one of the things in life that I just love! Those relationships are what make a place great and fill such a big part of life! I know even going there for two Sundays has had a big impact on me feeling more at home here in Korea.

In a few weeks they are starting a women's Bible study. We will be going through the book of Romans and Alisha and I are excited about attending that!  

The weather here is also getting nicer! PTL! Alisha and I recently discovered that the rooftop to our apartment has a couple of picnic tables on it and several little pots that people are gardening! We went up there when we got back from church and read for a bit. It was super nice to sit in the sunshine and over look the city! I even wore flip flops =) We didn't last too long up there because the sunshine made the Sunday afternoon nap onset much quicker so we had to come back and get some sleep! Here are a couple of pictures from the rooftop. 

Another quick update - Ethan gave me the wrong blog address! If you pulled up lostinasmallworld.blolgspot.com you will probably think my co-worker is CRAZY =) However, the correct address is http://www.lostinasmallword.blogspot.com/. He writes about lots of different things so if you want to check it out feel free =)

Hope you all have a great week! 

Sending lots of love from Korea!

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