Comparisons, Endurance & Challenges

Connor_skuce Posted by Connor Skuce on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Another week at KISC has flown by! As time goes on, I am getting more involved with lessons and with different groups of kids, which is great as I get to know them better and how to best help with their education.

Somebody asked me during the week what the differences were between my school and KISC, and after a I thought about it, I realised the main difference was the kids. Despite enduring difficulties of constantly making and losing friends as people come and go and of growing up in a mix of cultures, they are very open, grateful and willing to learn – making my job of teaching easy as I’m sure any teacher would agree! The verse for this term at KISC, and one of my personal favourites, is quite fittingly about endurance and character. It’s from Romans 5:3-4 and it says:

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

I spent another Saturday morning at SD Church, but this time I wasn’t just clapping my hands along to the music and trying to decipher anything I could from the service. I had been asked to do a short talk to the young people about temptation; and the similarities and differences of life in Northern Ireland and Nepal.

Having never done something like this before I nervously embraced the opportunity to share my experiences and God’s word with people of a similar age from a different culture. The few seconds’ pause between sentences as they were translated definitely made it easier and it was great afterwards to chat to some of the people and hear their stories. Sunday involved another service at the International Church, playing tennis, watching tennis and a new board game: Settlers of Catan!

So after a relaxing weekend, I find myself looking forward to another week at KISC!

Connor

Comments

John Skuce said Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:49PM
I'm very proud of you Connor and I think about you every day. Grandad worked in a mission hospital in Ghana and they were the most rewarding days of his life. A real education. He talked about the dignity and the common humanity of the people he worked with. It made him humble and a good doctor. - Dad.
Tanya Boggs said Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:48AM
It's great to hear your experiences from a very well written blog Good job Connor

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