On January 18 Judi and I flew to Honolulu to teach in a discipleship course at a local Korean church. we found the students very receptive and encouraged by our time together.
For some reason Judi wanted to take several opportunities to celebrate my birthday this year. So we went out in Kona, Waimea at the north end of the island and Ken’s Pancake House in Hilo. We also stopped for malasadas (a Polynesian doughnut-like pastry) at Tex’s on the Hamakua Coast. What a week!
On January 16th, several former students and staff got together at our house for a small reunion breakfast. It was great to connect with several former staff and students.
On Thursday January 7 over 350 new students arrived at the Kona University of the Nations campus. The next day was student orientation in the morning and in the evening a student welcome celebrating the 31 nations they came from. That evening Polynesian dances were performed and the flags from all the students’ nations were…
After our old car died near the end of last year, the first week of January Judi and I bought a 2012 Honda Civic. We are enjoying the new set of wheels.