Our first quarter at CDIS is a the half-way point; progress reports head home early next week. Last night we held an open house to give parents a chance to see their children’s classrooms. As many of our students are Korean, it was an interesting time attempting to dialogue with some parents when our only common language was Chinese. I would attempt a conversation or two in PuTongHua – but believe me, those conferences were much shorter than the others!

There’s a matter here that needs intercession: a Junior student, Stephen, is heading back to the States to be with a friend, Josh. Josh was recently relased from the hospital, having had multiple surgeries in the past months to remove cancer from his body; the doctors don’t believe there is anything else they can do. Being about the same age as Stephen, this is an especially difficult situation.