Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What's new 'round these here parts...

This past month, the Lett house has slowly slipped into normalcy. Well... as normal as possible for being in a foreign country and not understanding those around you... but desiring to. Taylor is learning the language much quicker than I am. He is a bit more diligent in making time for podcasts and dialog with the school staff. I have yet to set aside a window of time for studying, but I hope to get more organized within the next month. Taylor and I have begun to listen to some audio sermons together and enjoying time with one another after Corin goes to sleep each night. I ta has been a real blessing to be alone in the country together... the Lord is drawing us closer to Him and to one another! Praise the Living God! On that note, corin has been referring to any picture with a beard as "God." hahaha. It is pretty funny when we have to explain it is just the author of the book, or a man with facial hair (not common here in Korea), or just a picture of some random guy. As funny as it is to have Corin call a visitor at our church "Father Abraham" (who had mid-back dreadlocks no less!), we are encouraged by his interest in things of the Lord and have started kicking it up a notch on the biblical education! Woohoo! So you can be in prayer for understanding and softening of the heart there.

We have been able to go a couple of places this past month. We went to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival twice actually. The first weekend we were unsatisfied by the lack of blooms, so we went and met up with another couple the next weekend! Kyle and Melody were a blast to roam the city with and Corin and Kyle have now become great buddies. My dad asked me the other day if Corin had any friends yet. I replied "yes, but they are all in their mid-twenties!" Haha! Corin loves the men in our church body and he is constantly find a hand to tug in an attempt to play "chasin"! He has captured hearts! The same weekend of our second festival outing, we visited the busan Aquarium. A couple from our Married Couples study group blessed and served our family by taking us there! Corin LOVED it! He still daily asks to look at the pictures and talks about the "sleeping octopus" and "mushroom" jellyfish we saw. There was a really neat tunnel in the shark tank that we walked under too... just plain awesome weekend! We felt very blessed indeed to be surrounded by new friends, sharinf memories as a Family in Christ.

Last week, we were able to have a Nigerian friend over for dinner. Taylor met him at the bus stop in our town and learned that he lived in Yeongsan too! So, the good steward I married, invited him for a dinner with our little family. Solomon seemed to enjoy the evening and we look forward to possibly being able to minister to him again via his stomach... and hopefully his Spirit. (Another area you could be in prayer for!) We are excited about the ministry opportunities our large home lends us to. This coming weekend we are hosting a Men's retreat at our home for the men at ICC and some of the EPIK members we went through orientation will be making the treck from their hometowns to join them as well! I will be evacuating and enjoying a little one on one time with one of my new, dear friends. Taylor and Scott (Corin's adopted older brother!) will be keeping Corin here for the weekend, so it will be a little disorrienting not having CorCor around for a couple days. Then... the second weekend in May, I will be hosting a Grils weekend here as well! I am excited to know the gals a bit more intimately as we share our hearts and testimonies! Yay!

Corin is growing like a weed. He already seems taller than when we left a couple months ago and I have a feeling we will be potty training very soon. He has dribbled in the toilet a couple times, but not yet fully interested! He is beginning to identify letters by their actual name instead of everything being "w"! He can count ot ten and sing his abc's all by himself. We are now working on shapes as well and will be starting mini bible studies soon as I get things organized.Colors are coming along, but I am beginning to think he has a color deficiancy as he constantly mixes up red and green specifically. Regardless, I am excited to see him grow in so many ways. He loves his shower time and I usually end up getting talked into sitting in there with him... so I have busted out the swimsuit and we just play with cars and toys in the bathroom! haha. Corin has begun to be more obedient and remorseful about his actions. He kisses your booboos and asks "You okay mama?" or you okay dada?" and then refers to you as "poor sad." Sweet little guy. Taylor and I are truely blessed!

So that is the latest and the greatest from the Lett household here in South Korea. Feel free to e-mail us with questions or comments! We love and miss our family and friends back home!

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