Gwangju, Monday 14th

The Team was split up a little today. Teira and Mateo went with Tamara to do a kindergarten class and Megan took Anna Renn, Brittany, and Katelyn to Mark Liebenthal’s English class.

The rest of us got the opportunity to hike up Mudeung Mountain which is the highest mountain peak that looks right over the city of Gwangju. Pastor Ochul and DaeHyun took David, Curtis and the rest of the team up to the mountain. David and Curtis could only manage halfway but the rest of us were eager. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the top which had a two story lookout tower. It was a little hazy but that did not stop us from and awesome prayer time over the city of Gwangju and the nation of South Korea. We also prayed over Pastor Ochul and DaeHyun. Some of the things God showed us to pray for were for this generation of South Korean’s to rise up and take their rightful place in the Church. South Korea in the twenty plus years has sent more missionaries into world missions than any other nation. We also prayed for Godly families and their role in the Church, and that the Church would not bow to a religious spirit. We headed back down to where David and Curtis were, got in our respective vehicles and were taken back to the church.

Megan and her crew were back from their slide show presentation at Mark’s class. That seemed to have gone well as Megan and the girls recounted their stories for us. For the rest of us it was showers and a little rest before getting ready for dinner. Two of M Dream Children Home’s staff came and picked us up for what was a real special treat. Kong and his family took us to a traditional Korean restaurant and we had the coolest cultural experience ever. We had the awesome privilege of experiencing a Korean 24 course meal. There are photo’s so I won’t even go into explaining all the dishes. All I can say parent’s is your children did you proud and we definitely didn’t disappoint. What’s cool is that the food just keeps coming and coming. Stingray was a first for me but the Team tried everything which was pleasing to our hosts.

When we got back to the church the fire alarm for some reason went off and so there was a little drama to say the least, but it was all sorted out and we finally went to bed very satisfied.

Hiking up the mountain

Hiking up the mountain

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Ila girls in for a treat

Ila girls in for a treat

Traditional Dinner

You can have my stingray Brooke!!!

You can have my stingray Brooke!!!

Great Food

Great Food

Tamara and Megan

Tamara and Megan

Traditional Dinner Traditional Dinner