On Thursday July 6 several hundred people arrived in Kona to begin a new quarter of courses while last quarter’s students are on overseas assignments. On Friday we had a Polynesia protocol welcome for them before orientation.
At 4;30 Friday morning the ANAG DTS students departed for the airport and the beginning of their 30 hour trip to Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first 6 weeks they’ll work on a medical ship in the outer islands of PNG and then be land-based for the remainder of their time there.
The last week of classes we had a pastor from Toronto, Canada, Pastor Doug, teaching in our course. His daughter Andrea joined him for that week. It was an excellent preparation for the students as they will be departing on a two-month overseas assignment June 30th for Papua New Guinea. At then end of that…
The next day, May 26th, I flew out to Perth, Australia to teach a one-week seminar in a UofN course offered there. I taught on leadership and working cross-culturally.
From May 15 through May 25 I taught a two-week seminar in our Kona ANAG DTS. Along with the teaching, I had them take time in several groups to process what we were teaching.
Shortly after I returned from California, Judi and I welcomed to our home for brunch the students in the course we lead. After brunch I got to hear from each one how their time had gone in class during my absence.
on April 19 I got word that my 97 year old mother had been admitted to the hospital in California. So, the next day I flew there to spend 10 days with her and see how I could help during that time. She couldn’t quite figure out what was going on, so my daughter Lisa…
Along with all the students that arrived for various courses, we have 17 that have arrived for our All Nations All Generations DTS.
On April 6 we welcomed over 230 new students to the campus. The course that Judi and I lead welcomed 17 students from 9 countries (from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific, ranging in age from 17 to 68. The next morning we did a Polynesian cultural welcome for everyone.
From March 8-24 we were involved with staff training for all the schools beginning in the April quarter. This included staff from our school, the All Nations All Generations DTS. We have 19 students from nine countries coming for this course. Once staff training was completed we began preparing our classroom for the arrival of…