One of out students from SYME is now attending the Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. Jacob's friend recorded his testimony after he led someone to Christ for the first time in his life.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
These photos aren't of abandoned buildings but of actually people's homes. This is a very normal site to see houses and buildings in the country or city to be so full of junk even in some store fronts.
All day we rode using the Sun as our compass. But as it faded we continued to ride. As it became dark we ran into another young gentlemen on a bicycle. He rode past us, an hour later to be we passed by as he walked his bike along the road. The next time we saw him he caught back up to us. He began speaking English to us. We then rode along the road with him too the city of Puzi.
After riding into Tainan we needed a little help knowing how to get to the train station. I knew if we got there we could find a hotel. After asking a 7-11 employee, one of the costumers offered to help and drive his car as we followed by bikes to get us to the road we needed.
At night everything in Taiwan looks pretty sketchy even though its not. So it is really hard to judge the unsafe areas verses the safe. We saw a sign for this hotel across the street from what seemed to be a big party area. After walking down the dark ally (picture above), and being greeted rudely by the employee of the hotel, we really didn't know what to expect. The hotel turned out to be nice and clean but very small.
We rode 150km that day to arrive in Tainan (台南) totaling about 200km for the trip.
Monday, July 16, 2012
It is habitual for the Taiwanese to head to the night markets every weekend. If you go on vacation they will tell you about the famous night market in that city (having such a small country you eventually realize that everything is kinda famous). The streets fill up with crowds of mostly college and high school students.
The night market food and atmosphere is one very similar to a carnival. They have corn dogs, candied; strawberries, tomatoes, and Taiwanese plums, many different kinds of teas, and lots of clothing stores.
Sleeping on the Job
Some people don't consider the fact of the crowds of people when trying to drive a car or scooter down the streets. For everyone else they take the next road to avoid the crowd.
What makes the night market so special is the strange smells. I would describe it but my description might offend those reading this. The stinky tofu stand is the easiest thing to find, as to the smell that helps you find its location. The Taiwanese love to share their strange foods with you and feel like your the one missing out if you don't try it. Here are some first timers trying out the stinky tofu.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
SYME students and staff will be running a Family Fun Day for our community. We are inviting everyone living within the five apartment buildings connected to our courtyard.
We will have an English activity corner, games Chinese Bible stories, a blow up bouncy house, and many other activities.
This is our first time trying to do anything like this. We will have to see how it goes and if it will be happening for future years to come.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Here is a link giving all the bio for the character.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Seeing how America's birthday is so important to us. I went out and bought some fireworks with some friends and celebrated in the park. We had some fireworks that had picture of a butterfly, apparently they flew and sometimes at you.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
(Chris sharing from the Bible while Joanna translates)
(Group of students singing for song time)
(Student Patty, teaching the Bible verse.)