We had a really fun time. It was a perfect day for it -- pretty warm, very sunny, no wind -- and there were a lot of families (and youth!) that showed up for the event. Around noon we roasted hotdogs and had a tea/hot chocolate break. I didn't see much of Steve but what I did see made my heart happy. It is so wonderful to see him doing something he loves, something he is good at and something the Lord has gifted him for. It was fun to see him interacting with different kids and to see their excitement to hang out with him. Several of the guys in the youth group already are starting to look up to him. You can tell when you watch how they interact with him, how they follow him around, how they call over to him. He loves them and it was fun to see him running around with them today. I wish I could be more involved so I could see him "in action" more often. It was encouraging to see and to be reminded that despite how hard the adjustment has been, how much I've missed "home" and longed for our old "normal" and how much I miss so many of YOU, that this is really why we are out here and why the Lord moved us to a town no one has heard of in South Korea. As hard as it is some days, I know the Lord has a purpose in it and I know He is and will use Steve in these teens' lives.
Anyway, on to the pictures! The fun part, right? Be honest, that is afterall why you check this blog!
This was part of the sledding area. I had forgotten what so much snow looks like!
Mr. Marvin pulling Caleb around on a sled....Caleb wasn't quite sure what to think of it.
Mama and Caleb going down the kiddie hill with Kayla (Marvin's daughter).
Mr. Cool took some time to take his own kiddo down the hill a few times!
Aww...he's such a cute daddy!
This is Marvin's wife, Kayla's mama (Sun Cha...I probably didn't spell that right). Caleb loves their whole family!
He loves Timmy a lot too. Timmy Nuss is an up and coming youth (he's 10) and his sister (Abby) is currently in the youth group. They are both really good with Caleb. We have started getting to know them and their parents and really enjoy them a lot.
Lining up to race down the hill.
Steve and some of the youth that came out
And guess who passed out, totally exhausted? Unheard of! And twice in one week!
He got so heavy for me, thankfully Michelle offered to hold him for a while...He even stayed asleep during transfer without even blinking an eye.
And that was our sledding day at Hanwa Resort. And now I am off to bed! It is 10:25pm as I write. Most of you are just waking up and starting your day. Steve is passed out snoring lightly next to me (he rarely snores so I know he is exhausted! Seven hours of running up and down hills will do that to you). Caleb is in his bed snuggled tight in a new pair of PJ's and he will probably be up in an hour or two for his midnight feeding so I should really be going....Good night or Good morning wherever you are reading from!