The upcoming week is called Spiritual Emphasis Week at school. Generally, we have two chapels per week, Tues. and Thurs. Well, this week we have two chapels per day except on Friday. While they are not a requirement, they come at a very convenient time in the trimester. About now, students are starting to pull their hair out.
All of the information has built up and serves as one of those block towers that you built up too high as a child: it comes tumbling down!
So, this week, the teachers are not allowed to give any homework or tests. Classes carry on, but we have chapel every morning and every evening. The school has brought in a missionary couple from Ireland to be the guest speakers. I have plans to go to most of the sessions and am looking forward to a time of refreshing. After that, we will have the week off for Holy Week.
Many of you may know that I will be in Colombia for that week. It happens that there is a conference/retreat going on with my ministry their during that week and is a very good time for me to come down. I will be meeting the national UCU staff as well as 50-60 students leaders. Of course the whole thing will be in Spanish, so we'll see how well these classes pay off! Needless to say, I'm looking forward to the two weeks ahead.
p.s. for those of you who have kept up with Colombian news and may be worried about my safety, things have settled down and the presidents have reconciled. There is no need for concern at this point. Keep praying!
Sunday, March 09, 2008