Comparisons, Endurance & Challenges
Posted by Connor Skuce on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 | 2 comments | Bookmark:
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!